Many people ask me whether infrared heaters are dangerous, or if they should be used in garages. Well, the answer is quite simple: infrared heaters are good for your garage—if you use them correctly.
Are infrared heaters good for a garage?
Yes, they are. They can help you keep your garage warm in winter, and cool in summer. However, it’s good to be aware of some safety precautions you need to take while using them. Keep reading to learn more.
Infrared heaters are good for the garage because they don’t produce any kind of harmful radiation. They don’t emit UV light or infrared radiation, so they won’t damage the paint on your car, or crack the plastic on your motorcycle.
Some infrared heaters also have built-in fans that can spread heat around a larger area. This is great for garages because it will help you warm up the whole place, not just a small section next to the heater. However, you need to be careful that the heater doesn’t get too close to anything flammable.
You don’t want any of your garage’s contents to catch on fire. Also, some infrared heaters have automatic safety features to prevent this from happening. If they get too close to an object, they will automatically turn off. Infrared heaters are also good for the garage because they can help you save money on your electric bill.
What size infrared heater do I need for my garage?
If you’re heating a two-car garage, the general rule of thumb is 45,000 Btu, and if you’re heating a three-car garage, the guideline is 60,000 Btu.
However, you can always purchase a larger infrared heater if you want to. It’s never a bad idea to have an infrared heater that’s too big. You can always turn it down if it’s too hot. If you get a smaller infrared heater, you may not be able to warm up the garage as much as you’d like. But remember, if you don’t have enough space for a larger infrared heater, it won’t do you any good to get one.
You need to make sure your garage is properly ventilated before purchasing an infrared heater for your garage. If the air in your garage isn’t circulating properly, then the heater will work against you and make things even colder. If you’re not sure whether the air is circulating properly, you should contact a professional to check things out. It’s also a good idea to use a thermostat with your infrared heater.
This will allow you to control the temperature in your garage more accurately. For example, if your garage is too hot, then you can turn the thermostat down a little.
What is the most efficient way to heat a garage?
If you’re trying to heat your garage using an electric heater, then you’re probably using an infrared heater. This is because infrared heaters are the most efficient electric heaters. They produce a lot of heat with a small amount of electricity.
How much will an infrared heater save you? That depends on your electricity plan and how much you use your garage.
If you’re trying to figure out how much it costs to heat a garage, then you should consider the following:
- How many watts does the heater use?
- How big is your garage?
- How often do you use your garage?
- What is the average temperature in your area during summer and winter?
You can also use an electric space heater if you don’t want to invest in an infrared heater. However, they are less efficient, so you will probably need to use more of them to keep your garage warm than you would with an infrared heater.
Do garage heaters use a lot of electricity?
Yes, a lot of electricity. That’s why you need to be careful about how you use your heater. You don’t want to waste money heating your garage when you’re not using it. Also, if you’re trying to heat the whole house from the garage, then using a lot of electric heaters can be very inefficient. If you have a large house, then you will probably need to get a central heating system installed.
The cost of installing a central heating system depends on how big your house is and what kind of heating system you want. Infrared heaters are a great way to heat a garage because they use a small amount of electricity and still produce a lot of heat. However, you should still be careful when using them.
How do infrared heaters work?
Infrared heaters work by converting electricity into infrared radiation. They have a built-in infrared quartz tube that heats up to produce infrared radiation. Infrared radiation is invisible to the human eye, so it’s hard to see how much heat comes out of the heater. Know that infrared heaters are great for your garage because they don’t produce any kind of harmful radiation.
They don’t emit UV light or infrared radiation, so they won’t damage the paint on your car, or crack the plastic on your motorcycle. Some infrared heaters also have built-in fans that can spread heat around a larger area. This is great for garages because it will help you warm up the whole place, not just a small section next to the heater.
How do you use an infrared heater?
You can use an infrared heater in a few different ways. One of the most common is to hang it from the ceiling of your garage. This is a good option if you don’t have a lot of space, but still want to heat your whole garage. Another way to use an infrared heater is on a table or on the floor. This is a good option if you have a large enough space that can be heated by just one heater.
Where should heater be placed in garage?
You should place it in a corner, or against a wall. This will help you get more heat out of your heater. You should also keep it at least three feet away from any flammable objects. That way, if it does start to overheat, the flames won’t spread to anything else in the garage.
It’s also a good idea to put it on a table or on the floor. That way, if any of the heat does get close to the ground, it will be absorbed rather than reflected back up at you. This is why infrared heaters are good for garages—they don’t produce any kind of harmful radiation.
What is cheaper to run gas or electric garage heater?
An electric garage heater will cost you more to run than a gas garage heater. This is because an electric heater uses electricity, whereas a gas heater uses natural gas. If you use an electric garage heater, you will probably need to use a lot of them to heat your whole garage. However, if you use a gas heater, you can heat your whole garage with just one or two of them.