Anyone who has ever tried to work in a cold garage understands that having a good radiant garage heater is essential. Trying to work productively and efficiently is rather difficult when your body feels cold, not to mention that cold weather and air will aggravate the aches and pains of arthritis. Choosing to use infrared radiant heaters may be your best bet for instant and immediate heating purposes.
Radiant heaters are the same as infrared heaters. They work by radiating heat onto the surfaces that they are directed towards.
This means that the heater will warm up the floor and on up to the furniture and even you rather than trying to heat up the surrounding air. When these surfaces are warm and heated, they will in turn radiate heat back into the garage environment.
Think about it. When you heat from the ground up rather than the surrounding air, you will be able to enjoy a more comfortable warming experience while you are working in your garage. This is a better use of energy regardless of the power source for your radiant garage heater. This can save you money by as much as even fifty percent.
Keep in mind that when you choose to use a natural gas or propane heater you will need to install the proper venting for these types of heaters in order to eliminate the amount of hazardous air emissions in your garage. Such emissions are dangerous to your health and can pose a fire hazard as well.
If you are not able to install the proper venting for these types of heaters, you will need to hire a contractor to do it for you to ensure that your unit performs efficiently, properly and safely.
On the other hand, if you choose to do so you can install an electric radiant garage heater and thereby eliminate the need to install venting for this type of garage heater. However, when choosing to use an electric heater you will need to make sure your unit has the correct amount of power as well as ensure that it is a safe heater for indoor use.
Regardless of the type you choose to use, you should seriously consider the use of an overhead garage heater. When you use an overhead unit, you are better able to heat the space where you are working.
You also keep your floor space, which is essential when you consider the types of things you keep in your garage as well as how you maneuver around the room. Therefore, while using an overhead heater you save on precious floor space that you can continue using.
When you need warmth and heat fast, you can rely on the heat produced by a radiant garage heater without the risk of hazardous emissions, since these types of heater burn clean.
Most units have a thermostatic control, which allows you to better control the temperatures in your garage. When you set the thermostat, you will not have to concern yourself with wasting energy by overheating your space and you can set it to a comfortable temperature so that you do not under heat the area.
Using a radiant heater is economical, user friendly and a real heart warmer in wintertime.
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