Benefits of Installing a Garage Heater for the Winter

People are continually looking for ways to up the comfort levels of their home. After all, it is the place they can sit back and relax. That said, when winter hits, the struggle to keep up comfort levels becomes even more challenging. With the sheer cold surrounding the home, ensuring the house remains warm and cozy takes a lot more effort to maintain. Unfortunately, there is one area of the home that is not given much thought when it comes to keeping warm in the winter, and that is the garage.

You will not find yourself staying in the garage too long, whether it is the summer or winter. However, having a garage heater does come with its own set of benefits.

If you’re unsure as to why you need a garage heater, then here are some reasons why you should get one installed immediately:

1. Readies the car safely

Without a garage heater, you may have left the car on for some time to warm up the interior and ensure a comfortable ride for you and the family. However, this is exceedingly dangerous to do! When the car is on, it emits carbon dioxide, which is toxic. If left on in an enclosed garage, the toxic fumes linger in the air, potentially causing health issues to your family.

With a garage heater, this issue is addressed. It is safe to use, and thanks to its ability to warm up the entire garage, your car can safely be readied for the drive!

2. Keeps you and the car warm

When a garage heater is there to keep the vehicle warm, you protect it in various ways. For instance, the car battery tends to lose its charge in the cold, but in the warmth, it gets preserved! 

In the long run, it will also help save plenty of fuel as you do not have to turn it on earlier to warm things up. Finally, since the car is in the garage, you do not have to worry about the snow, allowing you to stay warm and enjoy a cozy environment.

3. Makes the garage versatile

A garage heater is not only to keep your car warm. With one, you can pretty much turn the garage into anything else! 

For example, you can turn it into a shop to build or repair things, or you can turn it into a playroom for the kids to play with their toys. What you do with the garage will be up to you—but with a heater there to keep things warm, your options have just become even more extensive.

4. They are small and easy to use

Garage heaters may have been large and complicated to install—but this was only true many years ago. Today, there are plenty of compact and easy-to-install garage heaters that require no ventilation or anything of that sort. All that is needed to be done is install it on the ceiling, and you are good to go! Thanks to technology, these mighty machines have become smaller and quieter. Ensuring the garage remains warm without being annoying to you.


There is no reason you should not be using a garage heater. This is especially true if you live in cold weather climates during winter, like Alberta. Unit Heaters offer you plenty of benefits. From keeping the car and garage warm to the fact that the machines themselves are small and easy to use. By having one installed, you can stave off the cold involved when getting out of your car after a long drive—it’s just that convenient!

Legacy Heating is a specialist in HVAC systems for residential homes offering various services, from furnace replacements to unit heater installations. If you are looking for heating services to install garage heaters, contact us today and see how we can help!

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