Car enthusiasts who spend a lot of time in the process of repairing and caring for their car, with the advent of winter time, often find it difficult to decide which heater to choose for the garage. The ideal model should meet your individual needs, which depend on the area of the heated room, the temperature conditions of the region and your budget, calculated to buy a heater.
- Which heating device is ideal for your garage?
- Oil cooler
- Electric convector
- Fan heater
- Thermal industrial gun
- Infrared heating
- Do-it-yourself heater
Which heating device is ideal for your garage?
To choose a heater for your garage, consider these nuances:
- garage area;
- amount of free space;
- the time you plan to spend in it;
- the presence of flammable materials in the room.
If your garage is littered with various details and objects, it is preferable to hang an infrared or convector heater, which will save a lot of space.
If your garage space is very small and your budget is small, then you can easily get by with one or two floor-mounted fan heaters or an oil radiator.
Large garages used in car service activities (repair, diagnostics of car malfunctions, etc.) can use heat guns - this would be the best choice for such conditions.
And it applies to absolutely all types of appliances - do not save on good heaters.
Consider all types of models available today.
Of the benefits:
- safe to use;
- easily moves on a floor surface;
- does not dry air.
This is a traditional battery that we are used to seeing in old renovated apartments. Only in this case, such a radiator is a mobile version of such a radiator, and instead of water, oil acts as a coolant.
The entire battery case heats up from the oil, and then the surrounding air. Since this device does not contain open heating elements, it is absolutely safe, even if small children will be in the room or flammable by accident material.
The oil cooler is light, has several modes of heating intensity, a timer and all the necessary indicators. As a rule, it has a built-in overheat protection function.
The best models of such radiators are DeLonghi GS 770715, Mystery MH-7001 and Electrolux EOH / M-1157.
Of the benefits:
- stylish design;
- the ability to install directly on the wall;
- operational heating of the room.
Compact and ultralight wall heater - the most modern model that answers immediately several criteria: strict and stylish appearance, a relatively quick result of work and ergonomic. Fits into any design and due to wall mounting does not occupy the usable area in the room. It works on the basis of electricity, heating its ribbed elements and warming the air in this way.
The movement of already warm air is aimed at uniform heating of the room, which can be achieved in just a few minutes after turning on the heater. You can set the desired temperature level in continuous operation.
The most popular models of wall-mounted electric convectors are the Noirot Spot E-3 1000, Nobo C4F 20 XSC Viking and Timberk TEC PF8 LE 1000 IN.
Of the benefits:
- maximum compactness;
- light weight;
- instant supply of warm air;
In addition to heating the air, such a device can be used as a clothes dryer or ordinary fan. The only drawback of this device is its very low power with high power consumption. To fully heat even a small garage, you will need at least three of these devices, and this can hit your pocket and electricity bills. In addition, due to fan heaters, traffic jams are often knocked out.
The successful use of this device is only intended for spot heating of legs or arms in direct proximity to the device, since it warms up the air masses of large rooms for a long time and ineffective. Spiral and ceramic plates act as heating elements; the latter are most safe to use due to the low incandescent temperature. They are able to dry the air, therefore, in addition to fan heaters, it is recommended to purchase air humidifiers. Cheap models may not have safety features.
The best manufacturers of fan heaters are Timberk, Delonghi, General Climate.
Thermal industrial gun
- adaptation to work in difficult conditions;
- quick warming up of air;
This is a very powerful heater, consuming about 2 kW of electricity. It is used in industrial premises with a large area without the ability to connect to urban power networks. They heat warehouses and industrial garages.
They work on backup current generators or on alternative fuel - diesel, kerosene or gas. The strong metal case allows the device to work even in extreme weather conditions, for example, outdoors in the winter season.
The most popular were the guns of the Ballu BKX-3, Tropic TPTs-5 and NEOCLIMA TPK-12 models.
The main advantages:
- capital savings in energy consumption;
- space saving (mounted on the ceiling or wall of the room).
Such a device has a “smart” ability to heat only objects or surfaces in a garage without affecting airspace (see also - the benefits and harms of an infrared heater). To take advantage of this miracle of technology, you should order professional installation from specialists.
The essence of the infrared heater is as follows: the elements of the device contain special bulbs that burn in the spectral range, invisible to the human eye. They emit a powerful heat flux. Such heating can be compared with solar heat, which is absorbed by all surrounding materials. So, for example, floor, furniture and people nearby are warmed up. A built-in fan enhances heat transfer.
Such devices are mounted on the ceiling or walls, and proper installation will really save on electricity. If you still do not know how to choose an infrared heater for the garage based on its parameters, consult the manager in the store. He will select the optimal power and size of the device.
The best infrared heaters are presented on the market by the Neoclima NC-CH-3000 (floor), Timberk TCH A1N 1500 (ceiling) and Stiebel Eltron IW 180 (wall) models.
Heaters often try to make their own. This can be done, and this is evidenced by numerous instructions on the Internet, as well as video tutorials on making heat guns or do-it-yourself fan heaters. But here it is necessary to understand that a lack of information can turn into sad consequences. When developing equipment, manufacturers always take into account the safety of the future device.
According to statistics, most fires occur due to spontaneous combustion of cheap household appliances, including home-made ones. This happens due to the fact that they lack special protection against overheating of the device. Only an expert with an extensive knowledge base in the field of electrical engineering and experience in creating such elements can competently develop this option.
Remember: home experiments on assembling a fan heater can lead to undesirable consequences (short circuit, fire, electric shock, etc.).
Video on choosing a heater for a garage
The better the model and the more famous the brand will be, the easier the subsequent repair of the device in case of accidental breakdown, and the possibility of its ignition is most often minimal. This will save not only the thermal device, but also your car in the garage.
This video offers you a brief visual overview of the most efficient heaters. Having familiarized themselves with their capabilities, you can easily find the right option for your garage.
Choosing the perfect heater is not easy. In order for the result of your choice to really please you, prepare for the purchase as carefully as possible: watch a video, study photos and descriptions of the most common models. This article will serve you well as a guide to familiarizing yourself with the types and types of garage heaters.
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