Heaters for the garage: a portable heating equipment types

By Admin | Garden And Buildings / Garage
13 April 2016

winter car maintenance garage frees its owner from a variety of problems: the car does not have to be dug out of a snowdrift deposited per night, it warms up more quickly, and cold start will not have problems.But even in a separate garage or garages in the bitter cold machine can also promerznut if it does not provide heating.Too warm garage for the car is not useful: the recommended winter temperature regime - a + 5 ° C.Unfortunately in our country there are very few garages, equipped with a single cottage stationary heating system, as is common in the West, and the optimum microclimate for the car provide a variety of heaters for heating the garage temporarily.


fuels for heaters ↑

It should be noted that the industry doe

s not release devices specifically designed for heating garages.Meanwhile, as it was not well sealed and insulated garage box, ventilation it is usually not ideal and efficient dry air from excessive moisture inherent in the melting of the surface of snow and ice machines can not.And the owner of a car is more convenient to change the oil in the heat, or perform minor repairs of your vehicle.Therefore, a temporary heating garages successfully used portable heaters are designed for residential and non-residential premises for various purposes, for which the fuel can be:

  • wood;
  • gas;
  • electricity;
  • diesel fuel;
  • waste oil.

units for solid fuels ↑

Mobile heaters for solid fuels, ranging from archaic artisanal stoves-burzhuek and ending with quite modern furnaces from domestic and foreign manufacturers are often almost the only available means of heating garages, which are not supplied with electricity.True homemade wood stove does not always meet safety standards, and heaters type Bullerjan frankly expensive.

Heaters for solid fuels
Compact heater for the garage with wood, need to install chimney

With the simplicity of the device Solid-fuel furnaces are quite complicated to set up: we need chimney.The main disadvantage in using this type of heaters lies in the fact that the device can not be left unattended: it is necessary to continually add fuel, otherwise damped.The need for periodic cleaning of the chimney soot and regular removal of ash also gives a lot of inconvenience.

Obvious advantage of this type of heaters - the versatility and accessibility of fuels (coal, wood, wood waste and sawdust).Coal is effective, but not cheap, and for storing firewood required free space in the garage is not too much.

Gas heaters for the garage ↑

Gas main, usually to the garages do not fail, even if it is brought to the house.This is expensive and dangerous to any gas leak in the vicinity of the electricity and flammable substances in the room is left unattended, is fraught with an explosion.However, far from "civilization" portable gas heaters for the garage and other facilities running on LPG, it can solve the problem of temporary heating.The source of heat, heating the air in the heater of this type can be convectors or special ceramic honeycomb screens.

The advantages of gas heaters include:

  • very rapid heating of the premises;
  • easy to transport and mobility;
  • small heating costs;
  • independence from electricity.
Gas heaters for the garage
portable gas heater for the garage

Installation, repair and servicing of gas convectors should be carried out by a specialist, and their safe operation is only possible in the regeneration flue gas to bring the products of combustion.The condition of the safety of portable heaters, gas is a very good ventilation of the room, which is not always feasible in the garage.

Electric heaters: types ↑

Electricity, trunk or offline, is the most accessible source of energy, and therefore the electric heater for the garage most often used for its heating time.The following types of portable electric heating equipment:

  • Heaters;
  • oil electric radiators;
  • portable electric fan heaters;
  • infrared heaters.

convectors dielectric and spiral ↑

Heaters heating element, which determines the efficiency and some of the nuances of his work can serve

  • dielectric plate;
  • spiral design.

dielectric plate is inside an aluminum housing and, heating, transfers heat to the metal body not only, but also the surrounding air.By law, natural convection to Warm air rises, shifting down a heavy cold.A small space very quickly warms up.Convection with a dielectric plate is very good in the living room, because not dry the air and, due to the protective housing, safe in rooms with high humidity.

Spiral electric heaters, even though that is considered obsolete design, are preferred for temporary heating of the garage, which is the fight against high humidity is one of their main functions.

Portable oil electroradiators ↑

Mobile, compact, inexpensive and safe oil heaters from manufacturers are convenient and popular.Compared with other devices too long heated room, which is not always suitable for a garage.In addition, oil-filled heaters consume a lot of electricity, and therefore their use is expensive.A very high cost of operation minimizes the all conclusive advantages of traditional electrical appliances for temporary heating of the garage.

Electric heat gun ↑

Electric heaters
Electric heater rapidly heats and dries the air

design of the device is a professional powerful fan in a metal is very rugged.The heat from the heating element - PETN fan spreads very quickly in the room garage.The device can be used for heating, drying and forced ventilation of any room.

Dehumidifiers garage ↑

include electric and gas heaters infrared heaters for the garage is occupied a special niche of its own.They recently entered into everyday life, and were first used for drying of Ford car bodies after painting.

source of infrared radiation heaters of this type is heated by electricity or gas element of quartz glass or glass-ceramic.Unlike traditional heaters infrared heater warms objects like the sun, which is directed radiation flux, and they, in turn, warms the surrounding air.

Dehumidifiers for garage
Ceiling infrared heater does not take up valuable space, which is never enough in garages

Infrared heaters are available for wall or ceiling mounting, and their installation is necessary to follow the recommendations of manufacturers: the height from the floor at least 180 cm and by the heated surfacenot less than 70 cm. Absolutely can not use infrared heat sources near flammable and explosive substances and undesirable to heat their premises with high humidity, such as a car wash.Infrared heaters heat the room almost 3 times faster than traditional heating devices do not cause the natural convection of air drafts and offer many advantages:

  • efficiency - consume very little power and effective for local heating small areas, spacious rooms;
  • reasonable prices;
  • mobility - easy to carry, easy to placed in the trunk of a car;
  • environmental safety - work unit is not accompanied by the release of combustion products and the emergence of harmful electromagnetic fields;
  • durability - designed for 25 years of service, are free of wear contact between a parts

Potentially infrared heaters can be used as not only temporary, but permanent heating of the garage for the winter season, but it is not known, how canlasting impact on the state of the infrared radiation paint the car.

heaters for liquid fuel ↑

indirect heating heaters running on kerosene, diesel fuel, and even waste oil is very effective for temporary heating of the garage: even well enough insulated garage heater is capable of such a good warm up for a few minutes.The device is able to provide a capacity of 10-20 kW, consuming very little power, which is necessary for it only for fan drive.Thermal energy from the combustion of liquid fuel flowing through the heat exchanger space of the heat gun nozzle through the air and directs it into the room, and the combustion products are removed from the room through the chimney.Advantages of a heat gun on liquid fuel:

  • environmental security;
  • high speed heating garage;
  • very low power consumption;
  • possibility of using waste as fuel engine oil;
  • mobility: the heater on wheels can be easily moved to any place in the room.
Heaters for liquid fuel
Heat gun, operating on diesel fuel

The main drawback of a heat gun on liquid fuel is an extension of its main advantages - it is a necessity of arrangement of the chimney to bring the products of combustion.

Video: homemade waste oil ↑

Regardless of the type of the heater, the efficiency of heating the garage depends primarily on the quality of its insulation and adherence to recommendations for installation and operation of the heating device and the necessary measures of caution and safety will help to eliminatepossible trouble.