A Gas Wall Heater For Your Garage

Life in the space age often means running out of space. There is always some new way to use a room. In the old days, a home only needed a kitchen and a bedroom with a place somewhere to put a chair. Now you need a media room, an office, a sewing/crafting room, a workshop, an exercise room, storage and so on. Once, a finished basement was unusual. Now you need a finished attic, an outdoor eating area, a deck and a place to put your car while you work in the garage. The trouble is, the garage isn’t always work friendly.
Make It Cozy
The garage has a roof and a floor and all the walls you could possibly need. It might have a window. It probably has a light. It has the biggest door in the place. But once in a while, it helps if you can work in a warm place. The car doesn’t need heat while it sleeps, so there’s no heat in the garage. The obvious answer is a space heater. The problem is that the space it heats is a small one. The right answer is to get a gas wall heater and have it installed professionally.
There are many choices for a gas wall heater on the market. You can find one that is meant to heat an area just the size of your garage. These days it makes sense to be able to control heat with a thermostat. You can set it to keep your area as warm as you need without wasting energy. You will find a gas wall heater in either vented or ventless types. The vent refers to input not output. A ventless gas wall heater will need sufficient oxygen in the garage to continue to feed it. If you are planning to use oxygen while the heater is working, get a model with an wall heater. If the gas wall heater senses that there is not enough fresh air, it will turn off. This will help keep you from turning off from lack of air.
Of course, you can get a vented gas wall heater that will take air from the outside. That works well too. There are special safety considerations for use in a garage. If you store flammable things in your garage, make sure that they are far away from the heater. You wouldn’t want to lose your garage to a paint fire or an explosion from the gasoline you keep for the weed whacker. Any gas wall heater will need good air circulation. Keep the clutter away even if it’s non-flammable clutter. If you’re using the garage for woodworking projects, shut off the heater while you work on your sawdust making project. Clean the heater off before turning it back on. You don’t want to clog the intake, especially with flammable material. With a little care, you can develop a really warm relationship with your gas wall heater.