Asked by: Leovigildo Abadessohome and garden indoor environmental quality
What size heater do I need for my 2 car garage?
Last Updated: 17th August, 2021
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Simply so, how many watts does it take to heat a 2 car garage?
According to the “10-watt rule,” here are some illustrative examples of garage heater sizing: Single-car garages (0-450 sq ft) require a 2000-3000 W unit (or 6,800-9,000 BTUs/hr) Two-car garages (450-700 sq ft) require a 3600-7000 W unit (electric heaters) or 12,000-24,000 BTUs/hr (for the propane ones)
how can I heat my garage cheaply? With that information in hand, you'll be able to decide the smartest way to heat your garage.
- Install Better Insulation: The Cheapest Way to Heat Your Garage.
- Hook Up an Electric Space Heater: The Simplest Way to Heat a Garage.
- Fire Up a Combustion Space Heater:
- Install a Ductless Mini-Split System:
- Add Radiant Heating:
Also to know, how do I calculate what size heater I need?
How to Calculate Heater Size
- Measure the length, width and height of each room you want to heat.
- Add the areas of all rooms to be heated to get the total cubic feet.
- Estimate your desired temperature increase.
- Calculate the BTUs you need.
- Recognize situations that may increase your heater size needs.
How many BTUs do I need for a 1000 sq ft garage?
Size and Ceiling Height
|Area To Be Cooled (square feet)||Capacity Needed (BTUs per hour)|
|450 to 550||12,000|
|550 to 700||14,000|
|700 to 1,000||18,000|
|1,000 to 1,200||21,000|