Ceiling Mount Garage Heater
Nowadays there are many ways for transforming the garage space into a more comfortable one and for improving the utility if the place. If you use the garage quite often, you should think of trying to heat this place. And one of the best ways to do this is by installing a ceiling heater. Most garage heaters are mounted to the ceiling, which helps save space in the garage.
Electric heaters are perfect choice for this project. They can be mounted anywhere, as long as power source exists. Itâ€™s very important to underline that they donâ€™t need a ventilation unit – they can be used anywhere. You can fix the heater to the ceiling. It has many safety features integrated. When it overheats, it turns off.
Propane heaters are also great. But you should keep in mind that they need a vent to eliminate the gaseous emissions. They have a more complex system and they surely canâ€™t be fixed by the ceiling.
If you decide on using a heater, no matter the type, you should see if there are any special regulations and if you need a special permit for that. You should obtain the permit if necessary.
If you plan to install a ceiling heater, youâ€™ll need the following tools and materials:
Â· Tape measure
Â· Marking pen
Â· Number 14 nut driver
Â· Sammy wood screws
Â· Cordless drill
Â· 3/8-inch threaded rod
Â· 3/8-inch nuts
Â· 3/8-inch washers
Â· 9/16-inch ratchet wrench or 9/16-inch box wrench
Â· Safety glasses
Steps for Installation of Ceiling Mount Garage Heaters
- Before installing the kit, you should read the manual to see if there are any special instructions for it.
- Use the kit that came with the ceiling heater. Mount the brackets to the rafters on your garage ceiling. Use a power screwdriver to aid yourself.
- Mount the unit.
- First of all, you should turn off the power from your main electricity panel. Follow the instructions of the manufacturer. Some heaters come with a plug that can be plugged directly into an outlet.
- Mount the thermostat on the wall, if the unit comes with such a device.
- Turn on the electricity and then test the unit.
- Check the circulation of the heat.