Many people use their garages not just to house their cars and bicycles but also to accommodate expensive tools and many other household items that need to be stored. Some people also want to use their garage as a workshop. For all of these reasons – and many others – it can become necessary to provide a heat source in the garage. The ideal type of heater for any need, in any garage, is the electric garage heater.
An electric garage heater is inexpensive to buy, needs little or no maintenance and is ideal as a source of heat in this area where other solutions might prove to be difficult. It is free from dangerous or unpleasant fumes and provides a clean, efficient, convenient source of heat. The addition of an electric garage heater can transform your garage into a bright, cosy, inviting work area with very low investment of either energy or money.
Most garage heaters are convection heaters that take in cold air, heat it and then release it – generally using a fan – as warm air to rapidly heat the surrounding space. Some units can even be used to cool down the garage during the summer months courtesy of the powerful built in fan.
There are many advantages to electric garage heaters. They can be fitted to the wall or ceiling or can be free-standing and just plugged into an available power socket. The heat is instant – a distinct advantage in a garage which only needs to be heated for specific use and often for short periods of time.
Electric garage heaters require little or no maintenance. They are controlled by built-in, simple thermostats and most include a safety cut-out feature which turns off the heater should it get too hot. They tend to be very reliable and long-lasting as the only moving parts are the motor and the fan which are, generally, easily replaceable. These heaters are built for purpose and therefore are generally cased in durable, corrosion resistant metal.
An electric garage heater is easy to instal using simple brackets should you wish to fix it to the wall or ceiling. The units are compact and lightweight and very efficient. These heaters are available in a wide variety of sizes to match your needs in terms of area and location.
As with all electrical appliances there are important safety considerations surrounding electric garage heaters. It is important to ensure that the circuit feeding the heater is able to support the electricity flow required by the heater. Garage heaters need to be positioned so that they are not covered or restricted in any way. It is absolutely essential to ensure – particularly in a garage or workspace – that combustible materials and pressurized containers are never located near a heat source of any sort as this may create a fire hazard.
An electric garage heater is the ideal way to convert a cold, damp garage into a warm, usable space that can be adapted to many uses.