In many homes, the garage is the perfect place to set up your workshop. You can work on the car, throw together carpentry projects, do a little welding, or explore new crafting ideas without worrying about the mess in the house. You’ve got access to quick ventilation, you can roll your projects out onto the driveway, and you can get a little peace if your home is bustling with activity.

However, here in Colorado, your garage may not be welcoming all year round. As the temperature drops outside, your garage quickly becomes too cold to enjoy your favorite projects. Fortunately, there are several possible solutions. Heating your garage is easier than you might think with the right prep and heating system installation from The Weather Changers.

Benefits of Heating Your Garage

  • Work in your garage workshop in the colder months
  • Prevent your car’s engine block from freezing
  • Make vehicle maintenance enjoyable all year
  • Insulated from cold in the winter, and heat in the summer
  • Make your garage more welcoming as an additional living space

Heating your garage has a wide range of benefits, depending on how you best like to use your garage. Most clearly, heating your garage makes it possible to enjoy time in this indoor-outdoor space during the colder parts of the month. You can more comfortably use the garage as your workshop, work on the car, and keep your tools tidy. Even light garage heating can also protect your car’s engine block (or lithium battery) from freezing in the winter.

Most importantly, heating your garage makes the space more welcoming. With enough space, you might even create an extra living area, play area, or more workshop space for the family when your garage never gets too cold.

Heating Options for Your Garage

The first step to heating your garage is insulation to trap the heat you create more effectively. Consider adding insulation panels to your garage wall interiors. You will also want to add insulation panels to your garage doors with weather stripping between the joints. Once this is done, you can explore one of several possible garage heating systems to heat all or part of your garage in the winter.

Extending the Home HVAC

In some homes, it may be efficient to extend the ductwork of your home’s central HVAC and include your now-insulated garage in the home’s heating cycle. It also has the benefit of including central cooling in the summer. This is a good option if your garage is very well-insulated and ventilated so that it meets the same energy efficiency standards as the rest of the house.

Creating a Split HVAC Zone

Mini-split HVAC designs don’t need central ductwork to include the garage in your home’s central air system. Instead, coolant fluid shares a central compressor but runs to several different heating/cooling units creating individually controlled temperature zones in the house. This makes it possible to share the home’s HVAC system but still conserve energy by only heating the garage when you are using it.

Like the previous option, a split HVAC solution also shares the benefit of both heating in the winter and cooling in the summer to keep your garage comfortable year-round.

Contact The Weather Changers for Professional Heating Installation Services

When you want to change the weather’s effect on your garage temperature, call The Weather Changers. Tailored home temperature solutions are our specialty. Contact us today to explore the best options for heating your garage.