Options for Heating Your Garage

The cold and winter season should not hinder you from finishing your work or doing your hobbies in your garage. Most people who prepare for the winter season often neglect one part of their home which is the garage. So if you’re using your garage as a work space for your hobbies, or an extra room for your visitors to stay in, or a place store your valuable things, it’s important to keep the temperature comfortable during the cold days.

There are many ways for you to be able to keep your garage warm but the best choice will depend on your needs. The important things you should consider in choosing a heating system are how cold it gets in your area, how big your garage is, and if your garage has sufficient insulation. If you’ve decided on those things, you can now choose the perfect heating system for your garage.


Here are some of the best options we found to keep your garage warm and comfortable.

  • Insulate

Before purchasing heating systems for your garage, it’s important to insulate the space first. Put insulation on your garage’s door, walls, and as well as ceilings. Make sure that there are no open spaces in your garage. Keeping your garage well insulated and closed will help keep the warm air from you heating system stay inside your garage.

  • Forced-Air Heater

Forced-Air heaters are best used in enclosed spaces. They work by blasting hot air into the room. These heaters can be professionally installed together with your home’s gas or propane line, however, this will require lots of woodworking. But there are also some forced-air garage heaters which are easy to use and install. It is a great way to warm an entire garage.

  • Convection Heater

Convection heaters warm the air that flows through them. This works by passing the air through electrically heated coils or plates, ceramic discs, or oil-filled chambers. Convection heaters can be portable or built in. Portable ones are inexpensive and very easy to use and they are recommended for small to medium-sized garages. But if you have a large garage, it’s better to go for a built-in convection heater as this can distribute the heat quickly.

  • Ductless Heating and Cooling

This is also sometimes called split systems, multi-split systems, or split-ductless systems. Ductless heating and cooling systems can heat and cool your garage and can help you save money because they are energy efficient. They are also eco-friendly and much easier to install compared to HVAC systems.

  • In-Floor Heat

Another great way to keep your garage warm is by installing an in-floor heating system. This will certainly help you keep your toes, back, and neck warm while fixing a car from the ground up.

  • Propane Heater

Propane heater is one of the most affordable heat source you can use for your garage. This type of heater is very easy to use. You just add fuel to it and it will start to instantly warm your garage. There are units with automatic and manual settings. It’s an affordable and portable heating option.

  • Electric Radiant Ceiling Panels

This is another energy efficient option to heat your garage. Electric radiant ceiling panels works well and do not make any noise. They are not affected by dust or fumes as well. They can heat up your garage fast. However, it’s not recommended to use it together with other heat sources.

  • Mounted Electric Heater

This is one of the best heater that is easy to install in your garage. It is bigger than a space heater. You can install a mounted electric heater in your garage without the help of any professional.

  • Portable Space Heater

A simple way to warm your garage during the cold season is through the use of a portable space heater. It’s the same kind of heater you use to keep your bedroom warm. They come in different sizes depending on your needs and budget. They are very easy to find and use.

  • Radiant or Infrared Heater

Radiant or infrared heaters transmit heat directly to objects by showering them with infrared rays. To get the most out of the unit, you must be in direct sight of it and not much farther than a few feet away. This is not the kind that glows red because that can cause a fire. It is an infrared tube heater which can heat your garage comfortably.

We hope these options will be able to help you choose the best heating system to keep you warm while working or spending time in your garage during the winter season.