The Benefits of a Forced Air Garage Heater

It may still be summer in Fort Collins, but winter will soon be here. The average low temperature in October is 36 degrees and it just gets colder after that. If you use your garage for a workshop, man cave, or conventionally park your car there, you’ll want to know the benefits of a forced air garage heater. After sealing all drafts and ensuring that you have sufficient attic insulation, get your garage comfortable.

Benefits to Consider

  • Price. The most popular alternative is an infrared heater. In these challenging economic times you’ll be happy to know that although prices vary, in general a forced air unit is roughly 60 percent of what an infrared unit is.
  • Efficiency. These units have very few moving parts and are fueled by gas (either natural gas or LP gas). Currently, gas is very affordable due to how much is on the market. Although these units are vented, it’s a good idea to install a carbon monoxide detector.
  • Durability. Mostly due to the simplicity of design, these units are very durable. This is a good example of a “set and forget” appliance.
  • Adjustable-direction air flow. They have louvers that allow you to direct the air flow in the direction that suits your activity. If you are working on your car you’ll want the flow on you but if you are finishing a woodworking project you’ll want the flow elsewhere to avoid stirring up dust.
  • Versatility. If you spend a lot of time in your garage, you’ll be happy to know that in the summer you can still use the fan without the heating activated.
  • Out of the way. These heaters are either mounted on the ceiling or the wall, depending on your specific requirements. The important point is that it is off the floor and out of the way.

To learn more about how the benefits of a forced air garage heater can make your space more comfortable, please contact Balance Point Heating and Air Conditioning. If you’ve been shopping around, keep in mind that we offer a free second opinion because we want you to be comfortable.

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