adding heat to the garage?

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If your garage door isn’t already insulated, I would start with insulating it. I bought 1” blue foam board and cut it to where i had to bow it to pop it into the panels on the door. Lots of heat was being lost through that door. Then I would recommend a small propane heater such as a Mr buddy heater to warm it up while you are out there. I currently have a 7kw electric resistance heater in my shop. I was around $150 to buy, and was easy to install. I would not recommend it for a shop that is not well insulated, it can be expensive to run. I am actually going to upgrade to a mini split heat pump.
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My dad has a dyno-glo heater in the garage. I was over there Thursday and it was staying 64 degrees in there when the windchill was -27. Garage is roughly 14x16 with 8ft ceilings. I believe it was on its lowest setting maybe a little above.
 

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These mini-splits....intriguing.
I've been kinda looking into some sort of HVAC to keep the reloading room somewhat normalized and that may be the ticket? It's about 150sqft so by the numbers a smaller 9000btu unit should do the trick. I'm not looking to keep it house comfortable but mostly level out temp swings and prevent rust.
 

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