3 Best Tips for Heating a Garage
Many people consider their garage to be an extension of their home and a place they can enjoy watching entertainment or performing different woodworking projects throughout the year. During the colder seasons, it can be uncomfortable to spend as much time in the setting, making it necessary to know the best ways to heat the garage.
1. Use a Space Heater
Space heaters are extremely useful in directing heat to specific areas of the garage when you're working on repairs or are organizing your toolbox. A space heater's portability offers a high level of convenience to ensure you can move it around to any area of the room or even put it away once the spring season arrives. Not only are space heaters affordable, but they don't use much energy to ensure you don't have to spend a lot to stay warm in the garage.
Some space heaters are even ideal to mount overhead to ensure more coverage with the warmth provided in the space. Installing more than one heater is useful in larger garages where you work in more than one spot.
2. Install More Insulation
Adding better insulation to the garage is one of the best ways to control the space's temperature throughout the winter season. You can finish the walls with fiberglass batt insulation and paneling, maintaining the warmth in the garage and preventing drafts from forming. The insulation should be added to each stud space before adding drywall panels and plywood sheets. You'll retain more heat throughout the season, which can reduce your heating bills.
Some people even choose to insulate their garage door because of how thin the material is, allowing cold air to transfer into the building. You can contact an HVAC professional for insulation installation.
3. Reduce Drafts
Eliminate all sources of drafts in the garage by sealing drafty windows with a film layer to the outside of the window. You may also need to replace the gasket if your garage is more than a few years old. There are different sizes of gaskets available to ensure it has a secure fit on the bottom of the garage door.
You can also reduce drafts by addressing any gaps present on the garage door frame, which can allow air to escape. Adding an adhesive strip will seal the gaps to prevent the cold air from entering the room.
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