Choosing a Garage Heater

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Posted on 02/20/15 11:22 AM | Posted in Calgary Garage Development, General, News Feed



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Winter may be almost gone this year, but it is a matter of time before it comes back. As such, it is important to prepare yourself in advance. For many people, cold weather is what prevents them from spending too much time in their garage. If you are planning on renovating your garage this spring, here is what you need to know about the different kinds of garage heaters.

Electric Heaters

Electric heaters convert electricity to heat and are the most common types of garage heaters. While they do have many benefits (they are easy to install, easy to control and ideal for people working around combustible materials), they do also have their downsides. For one, they are one of the most expensive garage heaters to run.

Space Heaters

Not only are space heaters inexpensive: They are also portable. Be warned, however, that kerosene and propane space heaters can release carbon monoxide into the air. CO is an odorless and colourless gas that islinked to hundreds of deaths each year in Canada.

Woodstoves

While they require more room than space or electric heaters (and a hefty amount of work as well), woodstoves can generate heat for hours on end. They are ideal for very cold days, but keep in mind that they need to be connected to a chimney.

Natural Gas Heater

The most inexpensive type of garage heater comes in the form of a natural gas heater. The latter generates heat from a natural gas line flowing through a gas valve. Aside from being inexpensive, they are also quick to heat. Like other types of garage heaters they do, however, have their downsides as well. If the heater is not vented properly, dangerous fumes can escape. They are also dangerous around combustible gases.

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