Very few homeowners use the garage for parking cars only. Most Kennesaw homeowners use the space as a workshop, entertainment room, play area for kids, and storage room. However, winter is a difficult time for garage dwellers because of the freezing temperatures and the shivering cold, making the spaces impossible to live in comfortably. Fortunately, you can entertain guests, work on your hobby or allow your kids to play in the garage by heating it.
Determine Where You’re Losing Heat
The first step to heating your garage during winter is to know where the room is losing heat. Look out for air leaks and parts of your garage that require insulation. Heat loss can happen through air leaks on walls, ceilings, windows, and doors. Sealing these air leaks and insulating your garage door and ceiling will heat your garage by preserving heat inside the room. Garage insulation and sealing air leaks will lower your energy bills since the warm inside will not slip away and leave your garage cold.
Add a Heat Source
Adding a heat source is an effective way to heat your garage. You can choose a heat source that matches your heating needs and preferences. Some heat sources like a space heater don’t heat the entire garage. A mini-split or ductless heater is effective for garages without ductwork, and you can mount it to a ceiling or wall. Electric space heaters are also effective at heating garages during winter. They are portable and depend on radiant heating. Propane heaters are an effective method of heating garages too.
Fix the Garage Door
Most garage doors are made of steel, which can make the room chilly. Garage doors are primary sources of heat loss during winter. Therefore, you can heat your garage by installing a new weather-strip, replacing the door with an overhead door, or adding insulation.
You can save significantly on annual energy bills with these garage heating methods. We can help you to keep your garage warm with our quality services. We can also help with home energy audit, indoor air quality services, heat pump installations, and gas furnace services. Reach out to us at Total Comfort Solutions Heating and Cooling if you have questions about garage insulation and heating.