A garage is useful when it comes to storing things such as cars and machines. As such, it is important that the garage be kept at favorable temperature so that the items stored there are not ruined. Machines are often damage by extremely cold temperatures and this could force them to stop running properly. It is usually not hard to keep a garage heated, however, during the winter season, the temperatures are really low and one has to take measures to maintain the heat. Here are some tips on how to heat your garage.
One, you could try heating your garage using gas heaters. These will keep the air in the garage warm therefore keeping the heat at a good level. Apart from that, one can also try getting the walls insulated to maintain the heat in the garage. The thicker the walls are, the more the heat will be able to stay in.
You can have infrared heaters for the garage. There are several available in the market. These work by heating everything in the garage, solids as well as the air. The infrared heaters will also warm the floors ensuring the garage is kept warm.
Since the cold can also come in through the windows and doors, you can have them covered with plastic to reduce the rate at which the cold air gets in to the garage. Apart from that, you can also have the garage door insulated properly so that it lets in a minimum amount of cold air.
In addition to that, you can have the garage floor installed with a vent that gets heat from a water heater. This will enable the floors to stay warm. The water heater, when on, will heat the water at specified intervals thus the floors will not get too cold. They will be kept at a good enough temperature so that the machines stay warm. The vent usually needs to be installed while the garage is being built in order for this heating method to work.
Another option is installing heaters for the ceiling and floors. If these are warm then the garage will be kept warm too. The floors help keep the machines warm while the warm ceiling ensures that the air in the garage is warm. This method is usually preferable for large garages.
A garage can also be kept warm by ensuring that any spaces that let in air are sealed completely. Although it is difficult to seal the spaces near the garage door, one should try and ensure that the cold that passes through there and any other gaps is less.
It is important to ensure that the mode of heating used does not overheat causing the machines in the garage to also overheat. This is dangerous and can damage them. Apart from that, the gases emitted from the machines may be toxic so it is important that the method used does not emit these gases.
You can ask a garage door installation company to give you tips on how to heat your garage during the installation.