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How To Heat A Garage Safely And Effectively This Winter

Posted on December 30th, 2021

Stepping outside into the brisk Winter air from your warm home is uncomfortable to say the least. For many homeowners, a garage offers protection from most of the elements, but not all of them.

Garage Safely And Effectively This Winter

Most garages are not insulated as well as the rest of your home might be, especially if the garage is detached from it. Garages that are more than a decade old might also experience warped wood or rubber along the garage door lining, windows or external walls. This could cause precipitation, pests and the cold air to seep into your garage.

Whether you’re looking to install a new garage onto your property or make some improvements to your current one, we’ve gathered a few tips to help keep your storage space warm this Winter.

  1. Insulate And Repair Any Areas Where Air, Water Or Pests Can Creep In.
    a. This includes the lining of your windows and doors, any holes in the walls, and insulating the walls themselves.
  2. Portable Heaters That You Can Monitor.
    a. If you’re planning on working in your garage on your car or another project, you might want to heat it up to make the space more comfortable. While this is possible with a portable heater, it’s important for you to follow it’s safety instructions as well. This often means not placing the heater next to flammable objects, leaving it on and unattended for long periods of time, and covering it up.
  3. Consider Installing A Garage Heating System.
    a. This would be a major step up from your portable heater. Not only could this help you heat your garage space quicker, but also save you money on your next electrical bill. Space heaters use a significant amount of energy and can be dangerous when left unattended.
  4. Can You Use A Propane Heater In A Garage?
    a. While electrical garage heaters can often be self installed and easily managed, gas and propane appliances are a bit more complex. You can heat this space with a gas or propane appliance. Unlike an electrical heater, it’s better to find an HVAC company that has garage heater installation services so the appliance is installed correctly. This company should also be able to provide an assessment of your garage space, and tell you how to better insulate it.

Install An Apartment Garage In Chicago This Year

Clearing snow and ice off of your car each Winter can be a pain for apartment tenants living in the city. With a garage attached to your apartment building, not only will your tenants save time on their morning commutes, but they will find your property more favorable than others.

Enhance your property and install an apartment garage with Chicago’s top contracting team. Call us and we will provide you with a quote for an apartment garage.

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