For those people who like work on things in the garage or have detached workshop that does not have any installed heater know that it can quite difficult to work in winter time. It is not very easy to work on things if you have to be bundled up and wearing bulky gloves in order to keep from freezing.
That is unless you have a space heater that is designed to warm a specific size of the room. Depending on model garage heater, you can either mount it to the ceiling or place it on the floor away from anything combustible.
We discovered that there were several good quality units available. We included the top 10 Best Garage Heaters and there are reviews for each model.
Top 10 Best Garage Heaters
Dr. Infrared Heater DR-988 Garage Shop Heater
The DR-988 heater was designed to provide enough heat in order to warm a space up to 600 square feet. The powerful heating built-in heating coil produces up to 5600 watts of power. The heavy duty all steel casing is beautifully powder-coated red for a longer lasting finish. The front and back of the box case have large opening to allow for maximum heat dispersion while protecting the heater coil from any debris from entering the heating chamber.
This Infrared Heater comes with a heavy-duty power cord that is rated to carry a current of 240 volts and up to 30 Amps. It also requires that you have a 240-volt receptacle that is up to current building code in your local area. It features a built-in thermostat that is capable of being set from 45-95 degrees F. and it has an automatic overheating shut off the system.
Fahrenheit FUH54 240-volt Garage Heater
The FUH54 240 volt Garage Heater is a powerful space heater that is capable of heating buildings like a commercial garage, workshop or outbuildings up to 1000 square feet. The all-steel enclosure is powder coated for a long-lasting and extremely durable finish. It is designed to be ceiling mounted and includes a heavy duty mounting bracket and should be hardwired into the building’s electrical system by a professional electrician.
Using the easy to operate adjustable thermostat you can maintain the room temperature from 45º to 135º Fahrenheit. You can easily direct where you want the warm air to go by moving the adjustable louvers on the front of the heater. The louvers also help to keep any larger debris from into the heater coils to prevent an accidental fire during the operation. The built-in mount allows it to be placed in a vertical or fully horizontal position.
Ceiling-Mounted Workshop and Garage Heater
The Profusion Heat HQ1500 Garage Heater is a good quality, all metal garage, and shop space heater. The 35-watt Quartz heating element generates 5200 BTU and 1500 watts of power and it runs on 120 volts AC. The built-in mounting hardware allows it to be mounted 90-degrees to allow it to hang from the ceiling or a shelf. It also features a 25-watt halogen light that can be used independently of the heater.
The space heater operates on 120-volt power and can be plugged into a standard outlet connected to your home electric service with a breaker that can handle the current load. It is operated by a single pull string that switches it between the two preset settings. The heating elements are protected from coming into contact with debris with a screen that allows the heat to escape. The Profusion Heat HQ1500 Garage Heater is high-quality home and garage space heater. It conveniently runs on 120-volt power and does not require a professional electrician to hook it up.
NewAir G73 Hardwired Electric Garage Heater
The NewAir G73 Hardwired Electric Garage Heater is powerful full electric garage and shop space heater. It runs on 240-volt power and it is designed to be hardwired into the electrical service by a professional electrician. The 5000 watts of power and 17,060 BTUs means that it can easily warm a room up to 500 square feet.
It comes with a built-in mounting bracket, for additional adjustability it comes with a swivel mount that makes it easy to change the direction of the heat. There are also repositionable louvers that go up and down to help to direct the flow of heat. The cabinet is made of ultra-durable stainless steel that is powder-coated with a beige color. The automatic thermostat allows you to set the temperature and leave it. It will automatically shut off when it reaches your desired temperature.
The NewAir G73 Hardwired Heater is a perfect replacement for an old propane space heater in that it is much safer and still produced an equal amount of heat.
Dr. Heater DR966 240-volt
The DR966 240-volt Heater is a heavy duty space heater designed to heat a garage or shop. It features two setting (hi and low, 6000-watts and 3000 watts, respectively). I feature an auto shut off thermostat that helps to maintain the comfortable temperature in the space using a whisper quiet 8″ fan that forces the warmth in the direction that you a point the unit. It also includes four repositionable louvers.
The garage heater is designed to be hardwired by a professional electrician and needs to meet a specific type of electrical service to ensure adequate operation. The enclosure is made of durable stainless steel with a gray epoxy paint coating to ensure that it will look great for many years of use.
The compact heater also includes the adjustable bracket that makes it easy to mount on a nearby wall. The DR966 240-volt is a heavy duty commercial grade electrical space heater that is able to heat a good size garage or shop.
Optimus H-9010 Garage/Shop Heater
The H-9010 Garage and Shop Space Heater is a compact space heater that can be easily mounted on a wall or ceiling and plugged into a nearby 120-volt receptacle. It features a high and low setting (1200 watt and 600 watts) and a 25-watt halogen light, which can be used independently of the heater and controlled by simply pulling the string. The quartz heating element is safely tucked in behind a wire cover which allows the warm air to pass through and keep any flying objects out.
The built-in bracket makes it easy to mount it on a wall or even the ceiling depending on the configuration of your garage or shop. It does not require any special installation and simply plugs into a 120-volt outlet you do not need to pay a professional electrician to install it.
The Optimus H-9010 Heater is an inexpensive garage and shop heater that works great and will not break the bank.
Dimplex DGWH4031 4000-Watt Heater
The Dimplex DGWH4031 is a high-quality commercial grade 240-volt 4000-watt space heater. It does not require to be hardwired, however, the power cord does need to be plugged into a 240-volt outlet. If your shop or garage does not currently have a 220-volt outlet, you will need to hire a local electrician to install the correct type of receptacle near where you intend on putting the heater.
The heater features a heavy duty steel cabinet with an epoxy powder coat finish that is designed to improve the durability and good looks. The built-in thermostat allows it to keep your space consistently where you want it between 45-77 degrees F. The forced air fan helps to push the heated air out into the room and helps to keep it comfortable regardless of what it is like outside.
The Dimplex DGWH4031 is a great choice for heating your shop or garage in the winter when you do not want to use a propane heater.
Dr. Heater DR218-1500W Greenhouse
The DR218-1500W Greenhouse Garage Workshop Infrared Heater is uniquely designed to be used inside a greenhouse. The IPX4 construction helps to protect the interior components so that any water that could be splashed on it does not get inside and damage the heater. The fan features high-quality bearings that do not require any maintenance. The built-in thermostat precisely controls the temperature where you have set.
This is a 110-volt unit and can be plugged into most any standard outlet to supply power. The 1500 watts produces plenty of warm air and the powerful fan helps to push it out into the room. The steel enclosure and unique shaped handle provide an easy way to carry it to where you want it. The front grill cover prevents debris from getting into the heating element and the louvers are stationary and cannot be repositioned.
The DR218-1500W Infrared Heater is perfect for using it in a greenhouse, but it can also be used in other situations that involve water possibly being splashed.
NewAir G56 5600 Watt Garage Heater
The NewAir G56 5600 Watt Garage Heater is a compact little space heater that is powerful enough to heat up and to continually warm any space up to 560 square feet. The forced air fan pushes 236 CFM of air into the room to help warm it. The all steel enclosure is covered in a black powder coat to provide a great look and very durable finish. The 5600-watt heating element generates 19,107 BTUs of heat for warming your room.
The heater requires 220 volts to power it, but it does not need to be hardwired into your electrical service. You would now need to be sure that your garage or shop has a 220-volt receptacle in order to be able to plug it in. The front of the heater is covered with a steel screen that allows the heat to easily pass through it but stops most debris from getting into the heating element.
Modine HD45AS0111Natural Gas
The HD45AS0111 Garage Heater is the only non-electric garage and shop heater on our list. The heater is fueled by propane instead of electricity like all the other heaters. Since it is propane, it generates much more heat (45,000 BTUs vs. 19,000 BTUs). It also runs on 110-volt power for the built-in blower.
All steel and powder-coated exterior helps it to look great and is extremely durable. There are three repositionable louvers, but they are not motorized. Since it is 110 volt you don’t need a special power outlet as long as it is close enough.
The HD45AS0111 runs perfectly on propane, which makes it more economical.