Garage heaters are not a one-size-fits-all solution to your garage storage woes. Depending on the make and model you select, you may be sacrificing a significant amount of garage storage space. Many plug-in models take up a minimum of 6’ of wall space and may require an outlet that is not otherwise in use. Some models are designed to sit on the floor, which can be convenient but limits their utility as a workbench or tool station. Other models are designed to be mounted to the wall, but you may be sacrificing garage storage space if you go this route. There is a wide range of pricing among garage heaters, but with a little research you can find models to suit any budget.
Most garage heaters are designed to be portable, which is great for those who have multiple garages or need to occasionally move their heater from one garage to another. They can also be moved easily from the garage to the backyard when you want to take advantage of their heat in warmer months. Some models are designed with wheels and a handle for easy transport, while others are designed with a built-in handle that makes them portable even without wheels. This is a great feature if you have limited storage space and cannot dedicate an entire section of your garage to your heater.
Garage heaters are not exactly the same as outdoor patio heaters, but they do share some similarities. The biggest similarity is that they both provide warmth in cold temperatures. Many people use garage heaters as outdoor patio space heaters during the colder months of the year and then move them indoors as indoor garage space heaters when it’s time to store them away for the warmer months of the year.
If you’re looking for an economical way to add warmth to your garage during cold weather, a garage heater might be just what you need.