When the weather is cold in the Indianapolis area, you can count on dealing with a chilly garage. This might not be a problem if you just use your garage to get in and out of your car. However, a cold garage can be unpleasant if you spend more time in there, such as working with tools or doing hobbies. Keep the following options in mind, so you can enjoy having a warm garage this winter.
Space heaters provide a convenient way to warm up your garage from time to time. You can place this type of heater in your garage for temporary warmth if you’ll be in there for a while. Electric and gas space heaters are both available, but electric ones generally offer a safer heating option. If you do use gas space heaters, make sure you install carbon monoxide detectors.
Ductless Mini Split Heat Pump
Ductless mini split heat pumps give you a way to heat your garage on a more regular basis. These heat pumps offer an efficient solution for warming up your garage, and you can also use them to cool it off during the summer months. These systems are a good option if you tend to be in your garage for longer periods of time.
An insulated garage helps keep cold air out and heated air inside. Install insulation in your garage, including around the door, as needed. Different options are available, including foam board, spray foam, and batting. With insulation in place, you can look forward to having a cozy garage all winter long.
Check the weatherstripping around your garage door and windows to make sure it’s in good condition. Weatherstripping that is missing or worn creates gaps that allow cold air to get inside and heated air to get out. Remove any worn weatherstripping you find, and put new weatherstripping in place to keep out drafts and prevent heat loss.
If you need help maintaining a warm garage this winter at your Indianapolis home, please contact Mowery Heating, Cooling and Plumbing.