Posted on by WestAIR Heating & Cooling
When you think about heating your home, you likely zero in on the traditional, indoor living space. But what about the garage? Today’s garage is more than simply a place to park the car or store tools. And with the frigid temperatures of winter just around the corner, you may want to consider the benefits of heating your garage.
Parking your car in a garage during the winter helps protect the vehicle from the bitter cold and blustery winds that come with the season. Bitter cold temperatures reduce the car battery’s ability to hold a charge, possibly leaving you stranded. Chilly air can also affect tire pressure, oil thickness, and acceleration.
Having a heated garage keeps the vehicle at a steady temperature. This helps preserve the battery and allows the car to warm up faster, cutting down on fuel consumption and wait time. What’s more, any snow or ice that accumulates during your commute to work or trip to the store will melt away, which means no more scraping the windows before heading out.
Cold mornings often mean starting the car to let it warm up before heading out for the day. Doing so while the car is parked in an attached garage can create issues for the air inside your home. Exhaust fumes and emissions can seep in, which can be a threat to your family’s health. A heated garage negates the need to warm up the car, even when it feels like the frozen tundra outside.
If you have a rec room, family room, or even bedrooms adjacent to or directly above your garage, chances are those spaces get pretty chilly in the winter. A garage heater can help remedy this situation. Heating the garage that’s next to or below your additional living space keeps those areas inside the home warmer. As heated air makes its way into those rooms, you’ll notice the whole house staying cozy.
Many garages double as workshops, fitness areas, art studios, or even man caves. If you’re building your body or a project in your garage, working on a car or motorcycle, painting, or hanging out with friends, you want to be comfortable, not cold. Keep your space warm with a garage heater and you won’t have to worry about cold discomfort and frozen fingers.
With winter just around the corner and surely on its way, now is the time to think about how to deal with the cold in and around your home. These benefits of heating your garage are just the start. The experienced professionals at WestAIR Heating & Cooling are happy to discuss garage heaters and determine the best fit for your space, needs, and budget. Contact us today to set up your installation or to learn more.
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