If you live in Ohio or any northern, colder region of the world, you know that the winter months are still ahead of us as temperatures continue to drop. For many people this means that they lose an extra living space, hangout zone, storage area, or play spot because they can no longer utilize their garage in the winter months in the same way they may use it in the warmer summer months.

If this lack of extra space has you worried this winter, we want to let you know, there are options to extend your living or play space in your garage, even in the winter, by heating your garage.

There are a multitude of ways in which you can heat your garage. Below we will talk about some of the most common ways we have seen homeowners utilize this precious space in the winter through adding heat.

Insulate Your Garage

Insulating your garage won’t exactly heat it, but it will help hold in any heat that occurs and protect from the cold outside. If you are considering adding any sort of heating or cooling system to your garage you should have it insulated, otherwise your heating wont be as effective.

Don’t forget to look into insulating your garage door as well. Overhead garage doors in Ohio should come with a variety of insulation options to suit your needs and help seal the warmth in.

Forced Air Heater

You likely have forced air within your home, so adding forced air to your garage can be a seamless option to keep it warm. Forced air heaters work by simply blasting warm air into your garage in order to keep it from getting too cold.

Ductless Heating and Cooling

A ductless heating and cooling system is one of the only heating options that also includes a cooling option for the warmer months. This is one of the most energy efficient ways to heat your garage and is easier to install than a HVAC system.

Infrared Heater

Instead of blowing out warm air, like our other heating options, an infrared heater uses heated tubes that radiate heat throughout your garage space. These heating systems are incredibly effective at warming a space.

Space Heater

A space heater is an easy, portable, and non permanent way to temporarily heat a space. This will be a cost effective method as they are inexpensive to purchase. You wouldn’t leave a space heater running while you are away so this is a heating option that can be used only when you are present in the space. Space heaters can introduce more fire hazards than other options and should be used with caution according to factory guidelines.

There you have it. From installing forced air systems to temporary space heaters, now you know there are plenty of options to fit your garage heating needs this winter. Don’t let your garage space go to waste as the winter temps roll in and as always, for any of your overhead garage door needs, contact our team at Springfield Overhead Door today!