Infrared Garage Heaters
An infrared garage heater is virtually silent in operation, requires no ductwork or venting, doesnâ€™t have an open flame and takes up very little space.
The Infrared Heater for Garage Heating
Nobody can deny that heating a garage is a very important option for auto enthusiasts who desire to work on their own cars all year round. If you plan to choose a heat supply for your garage, you should consider many options. There is a variety of garage heaters on the market these days.
You can choose:
However, the best option for heating a garage is an infrared heater. This type of heaters has many benefits.
The required minimum BTUs for infrared garage heaters is marginally lower – 30,000 BTUs can heat a two car garage, with a suggested 50,000 for a three-car garage. The infrared heater is typically the size of a duffel bag. No doubt that the true benefit of any infrared heater is the method in which heat is output from the unit. An infrared heater radiates heat onto objects. In this case objects will feel warm, but the air will not. So infrared heater will warm your body, your car, your tools, and the cold cement floor making the area comfortable while not wasting energy.
Itâ€™s very important to underline that if you plan on working on a project in your garage, particularly with wood or paints, an infrared heater may work better because it doesnâ€™t raise dust or keep dust airborne. A forced-air heater will stir up sawdust, which is certainly a problem with many DIY projects usually carried out in the garage, such as painting, re-upholstery, staining, sawing, etc.
Again, you wonâ€™t feel warm as quickly with an infrared heating systems because it heats objects first, rather than the air. But once your concrete floor warms, youâ€™ll feel more comfortable because infrared heat provides uniform and consistent heating rather than dissipating the heat associated with blower fan heaters. With forced-air heat, the air is warmer at the ceiling and cooler at your feet. And a forced-air heater will take longer to reheat the space after the garage door has been opened and shut.
Installation of Infrared Garage Heating System
Installation of an infrared heater has some peculiarities. Usually it’s advisable that all nearby objects be kept at distance of 3-4 feet. Remember that infrared heaters must be installed a minimum of 7 ft. above the floor, and must hang down a minimum of 4 in. from the ceiling. Make sure objects below are not too close. Most infrared garage heaters are usually installed at the back of a garage pointed toward the garage door, then aimed downward at a 45-degree angle. Besides they can be installed between car bays if the garage door opener rail allows and you donâ€™t have tall vehicle such as a truck or an SUV.