Keeping your house warm during a cold Canadian winter is a given, but the garage doesn’t often receive the same type of attention. Many people don’t think to heat their garages, whether it’s because they don’t spend much time in there, or they think that the cold is just something they have to deal with because they don’t know about the affordable heating systems that are available.
If you’re like most people, you use your garage for a lot more than just a place to store your vehicle. That said, even garages that are solely used for vehicle storage should be kept warm, as cold temperatures can take a toll on an engine that isn’t running. Adding a little warmth with a garage heater can take the stress off of your car’s engine while making the space a little more comfortable for working and practical for storage. Here are some of the other things that you can do with a garage that’s heated:
- You can turn your garage into a recreational space or a work space for various hobbies. Many individuals turn their garages into workshops where they can work on cars or do woodworking. If the space is heated, you can use it year-round as opposed to just a few months of the year.
- You can use your garage as a safe place to store perennial bulbs and other plants during the winter. Instead of having to replace plants that can’t withstand the cold and snow, you can keep them inside the warm garage.
- Pets can also benefit from a warm garage. If you have a pet that spends most of its time outdoors, keeping a kennel or bed in the warm garage will provide them with shelter and a cozy place to sleep without having to keep them cooped up inside all winter.
- A warm garage is also a great place to store items like paint, that otherwise would have to be kept indoors.
These are just a few of the many ways your garage can be made more functional when you have a garage heater installed. Heaters have come a long way, both in terms of their efficiency and safety, so turning your garage into an additional space for storage, leisure activities and more is a viable and affordable solution.
To learn more about optimizing the function of your garage, please call us for more information on our garage heater installation services.