Best Way to Heat a Garage Gym

If you are looking to heat up your garage gym and thinking of the best ways to do it, there are a number of different things you should think about. The first thing is deciding on if you need a radiator, and if you do, how you’d like to use it. Would you prefer one that would give off instant heat in short bursts? If something like that will work for you, then what you need would be a fan heater.

Do you need something big or small?

There are is a variety in the ways different heaters operate. Some of them use spinning blades to circulate air, and although they are somewhat noisy, they are also very effective.

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VonHaus Oil Filled Radiator – 2500W/2.5KW – 11...
Dyson AM09 Hot + Cool Fan Heater - White/Nickel(EU...
Honeywell HZ-510E1 Heavy Duty Fan Heater
Stadler Form Anna Fan Heater, White
Product Name
VonHaus Oil Filled Radiator – 2500W/2.5KW – 11...
Dyson AM09 Hot + Cool Fan Heater - White/Nickel(EU...
Honeywell HZ-510E1 Heavy Duty Fan Heater
Stadler Form Anna Fan Heater, White
Power Levels
2,500 w
56 w
1800 w
2000 w
Key Feature
24 hour timer
No visible heating elements
Wide dispersion heater
Slim Design Heater
Product Dimensions
48 x 24 x 62.8 cm
23 x 6 x 23.5 cm
29.5 x 18 x 27 cm
14.6 x 9.5 x 36.7 cm
Weight
10.9 Kg
2.68 Kg
2.5 Kg
1.96 Kg
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VonHaus Oil Filled Radiator – 2500W/2.5KW – 11...
Product Name
VonHaus Oil Filled Radiator – 2500W/2.5KW – 11...
Power Levels
2,500 w
Key Feature
24 hour timer
Product Dimensions
48 x 24 x 62.8 cm
Weight
10.9 Kg
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Dyson AM09 Hot + Cool Fan Heater - White/Nickel(EU...
Product Name
Dyson AM09 Hot + Cool Fan Heater - White/Nickel(EU...
Power Levels
56 w
Key Feature
No visible heating elements
Product Dimensions
23 x 6 x 23.5 cm
Weight
2.68 Kg
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Honeywell HZ-510E1 Heavy Duty Fan Heater
Product Name
Honeywell HZ-510E1 Heavy Duty Fan Heater
Power Levels
1800 w
Key Feature
Wide dispersion heater
Product Dimensions
29.5 x 18 x 27 cm
Weight
2.5 Kg
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Stadler Form Anna Fan Heater, White
Product Name
Stadler Form Anna Fan Heater, White
Power Levels
2000 w
Key Feature
Slim Design Heater
Product Dimensions
14.6 x 9.5 x 36.7 cm
Weight
1.96 Kg
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On the flip side, there are others that allow heat to radiate and slowly heat the space required. Some others make use of airflow to pump hot air, producing remarkably less noise, a quality that is no doubt, very desirable.

Depending on what level of heating that you need and how cold your garage is, you can choose the radiator heating type that you want.

What I’ve found often works best is an oil-filled radiator. It stores up the heat and slowly disseminates it into the room. Another good heating alternative is an electric radiator – as long as you have a power feed into your garage.

Some of the best heating options for heating your garage gym include the following:

Vonhaus Oil Filled Radiator

Oil-filled radiators are not as prompt as fan heaters in their operations – they all take a long while to warm up–but also have the advantage of keeping your space warm for a long time after you turn off the radiator as the oil stays hot for a long time.

VonHaus Oil Filled Radiator – 2500W/2.5KW – 11...
  • 2500W radiator 11 oil-filled fins for heating mid to large sized rooms. Perfect for the home or office
  • 3 power settings and adjustable thermostat control to achieve the perfect temperature. 24 hour timer lets you program...

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The Vonhaus oil-filled radiator is suitable for everyday use and can be used in a wide range of locations, including your garage. The radiator’s timer comes in handy, particularly in areas where central heating is not available. The timer could be a bit loud, but since you’ll be using the radiator for your garage mostly, it shouldn’t pose a problem.

Also, like other radiators, the Vonhaus may make some noise when it warms up and cools down, but this should also not be too much of a problem as your activity in the garage would mask the noise.

Dyson Pure Hot And Cool Link Fan Heater

Because of its lack of blades, the Dyson fan delivers quiet and ‘non-buffeting’ air circulation, and it oscillates quite elegantly. This top-of-the-range model also has a lot more benefits.

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Dyson AM09 Hot + Cool Fan Heater - White/Nickel(EU...
  • Effective all year round. Airflow at maximum setting: 18 liters/second
  • Air Multiplier technology. Amp diameter: 153 mm. Base diameter with plate: 204 mm

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It is able to heat your garage in a short time. Also, you can customise it by setting your favourite temperature, even when you’re out of the house, via the reliable iOS and Android app, and the heater will maintain that temperature. The Dyson fan heater also comes with a little remote that provides you with the ability to use it at a closer and more comfortable range.

The fan heater is also energy efficient as it can turn itself off automatically when the desired temperature is reached and can turn on again when the temperature begins to cool. Since the heater operates silently, you can use it both in the house and in the garage, making it versatile. Its lack of blades also makes cleaning it much easier than cleaning a conventional heater.

Honeywell HZ-510E1 Heavy Duty Fan Heater

This is a big dispersion heater designed to heat a reasonably large area, as wide as 22 square metres in a short time. It blows hot air in a vigorous manner that enables it to heat your garage quickly, and that means it can be quite noisy compared to some other heaters, especially over time.

Honeywell HZ-510E1 Heavy Duty Fan Heater
  • Thermostat
  • Honeywell quality: 3 years guarantee

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This Honeywell fan heater is built to fit perfectly into your shed, garage, or workshop.

It is best to stay away from the front of the Honeywell when it has been on for some time. To know if it is cool enough to touch, there is a handy indicator temperature sign that changes colour, so you know when it’s all right to reach.

Stadler Form Anna Little Fan Heater

Stadler heaters are generally manufactured with high standards and appear to provide maximum efficiency. The Stadler Form Anna Little Fan Heater, an elegant and small fan heater, is not an exception. If you are going to use this heater solely for your garage, then it is a good option.

Stadler Form Anna Fan Heater, White
  • Very slim design heater
  • Thermostat

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You should, however, take note of the fact that it is a no-frills device, and so, if you require a heater that oscillates or one that can keep you cool during summer, you’d be better off getting another model.

Also, it does not have a handle with which you can carry it around effortlessly as it is designed to be kept in one spot mostly. Therefore, if you will prefer a heater that you can move around easily, you’d want to get another model in its place.

Cheap Ways to Heat your Garage

Best Way to Heat a Garage Gym

 

Insulate your garage

If winter is mild where you live, then you can maintain your garage’s temperature by insulating its door and windows. You can do this by making use of insulation kits like foam boards.

While you are working, you will probably still need to wear some thick clothing, but you should be fine for the most part. In an environment where winter is severe; however, insulation will have zero to no effect in keeping your garage warm.

Use an electric space heater:

Electric space heaters are a bigger and more powerful version of the portable units that you could use to heat up your office or bedroom. If you have minimal floor space in your workshop, you can purchase electrical space heaters that can be placed on the wall or hung from the ceiling.

Purchasing an energy-saving space heater is your best option as it won’t raise your electricity bill too much. On the other hand, this is a slower method of heating your garage, and it would not be very effective, especially if the garage is not insulated.

Add radiant heating to your garage:

Radiant heating systems are usually mounted on the walls or ceilings under a floor or as panels. The system uses infrared radiation (1) instead of the room’s air to heat a surface. There are lots of radiating systems for floors, walls, and ceilings. You can check online or at your local store to get one that suits your budget and is an excellent fit for your garage.

Final Thoughts on the Best Way to Heat a Garage Gym

Radiators play a significant role in warming up spaces, be it offices, bedrooms, garages, or other spaces. If you live in a place where the winter is very harsh, you would need to have a system with which you can warm up your garage so that you can be warm and comfortable while carrying out your activities in it.

The radiators listed above are the best on the market, and so, you can make a choice depending on which one suits your budget and fits your specifications the best.

 

Glossary

  1. What’s More Effective: Convection or Radiant Heating (Link)