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Benefits of Garage Heaters

Well hello winter, cold friend of ours that we have not particularly missed. Living in Brantford, we understand how cold the winter months can get and how the icy weather can become a thief of various things including our flip flops, sunscreen, convertibles, pools and of course, our garages.

To many, the garage is a sanctuary of sorts whether it’s used as your workroom to repair items, the space to develop the latest and greatest innovations like Phil Dunphy, a storage space for everything you’re not quite ready to throw away yet, a home gym, or a place to park your vehicle (crazy isn’t it!).

No matter what you use it for, your garage can be a useful space within your home, that is if the bitter cold of winter doesn’t steal it from you!

With AccuWeather predicting “a cold winter in the cards for Ontario this year,” it’s time to take back your garage space this season with a garage heater from Crystal Heating & Cooling. From safety concerns to keeping your whole home warm and cozy, the benefits of installing a heater in your garage are endless but here’s a few to get you thinking:

1. Keep your vehicle in good condition

Crazy as it sounds, some people actually use their garage to store or park their vehicles. One of the greatest benefits of parking your car in your garage during the winter months compared to on the street or in your driveway is that the protection from the freezing temperatures helps to maintain your vehicle.

Cold weather causes many elements, including metal, to expand and contract. This means every time you start your vehicle in the morning, the heat from the engine morphs the cold metal engine block causing your vehicle to warp over time.

This process of freezing and thawing every day has a negative impact on your car’s battery, engine block, body, and in the end, your wallet. With a garage heater, you can avoid these damages and improve your vehicle’s lifespan.

Bonus: Your car will already be warm and toasty when you climb into it during those dreaded early work mornings. Not to mention your windows won’t be frozen when you go to order your morning coffee from Tim Hortons – we’ve all been there!

2. Keep your whole house warm

Do you have an attached garage with a room directly above or beside the garage space? If so, you’ve probably noticed those rooms tend to get much colder than the others in your home. Why? Because they are directly attached to your unheated garage which is pushing cold air into those rooms. Even with a proper heating source and insulation, these rooms can become unbearably chilly.

An easy solution to this issue is installing a garage heater to provide warmth and comfort to your whole family no matter where they choose to relax within the home.

Think the noise from the heater will cut into your relaxation time? Opt for a model such as the Hot Dawg Power Vented heater featuring hush-puppy quiet operation.

3. Reduce safety concerns

Let’s take a step back to using your garage as a space to park your car. Many people choose to start their cars in the morning to warm it up for a few minutes before actually getting into the car. If you do this while your car is parked in the garage, the emissions from your vehicle are building up and leaking into your home and negatively affecting the air that you and your family are breathing.

By installing a heater in your garage, you eliminate the need to start your car and warm it up prior to leaving because your garage heater has kept your vehicle nice and warm all night long. Not to mention the air quality within your home will improve tremendously.

Feeling a little hesitant still about just how much a garage heater can reduce safety concerns? Check out our line of heaters from Sterling, also known as the “Garage Guys”, including the GG30 and GG100 models with inputs ranging from 30,000 BTU to 120,000 BTU.

4. Stay warm while you work

Have you ever tried typing in a cold office? Not fun! Now try imagining using a wrench or trying to tighten a screw or thread a wire through a small hole in a cold workspace. Again, not fun!

Many homeowners like to use their garage as their workroom to repair broken items and this time is very limited in the winter months due to the cold temperatures.

Garage heaters allow handymen to use their garage workspace year-round keeping anyone in the room at a comfortable temperature so as not to impede your work whether you’re simply tinkering away at a motorcycle, or creating the next greatest invention known to mankind!

5. Garage heaters are compact and easy to maintain

Think installing a heater will take up a lot of space in the garage and require a ton of work to maintain? Think again! Large, bulky, and awkward in the past, garage heaters are much more compact in today’s day and age with the ability to heat just as well, if not better than before.

Along with being smaller in size, garage heaters are much simpler when it comes to their design and functionality requiring less maintenance. Really the only thing that has to be maintained on a regular basis are the filters, saving you lots when it comes to maintenance and any servicing or repair costs.

More of a DIY hoping to install the heater yourself? Check out our UH Seal Combustion Heater from Reverber-Ray featuring 180-degree mounting with minimal assembly required.

With many other brands and models available, Crystal Heating & Cooling is giving you the power to get the job done and go all winter long. Don’t let the cold prevent you from using your entire home this year. Take your garage space back this winter by contacting Crystal Heating & Cooling today and learn about our full line of toasty garage heaters.