Electric Car Heater
Electric Car Heater
My Fun Experience Searching For An Electric Garage Heater
I personally use my garage as more than a place to just park my car. I have a mini fridge, a pretty nice storage cabinet, a desk, TV stand, and a 30' flat screen TV. Of course, I have cable in there so that I can watch all the sports I want without bothering my wife. So far it has worked out well, but the winter months are coming up and I know it's going to get really cold in there. So I started researching garage heating options, and settled on trying an electric garage heater.
My garage has horrible insulation. It's an old house, so it didn't come with an insulated garage or garage door. So my garage feels colder than the outdoors when winter rolls around. Since I didn't want to give up all the things I'd been enjoying during the winter and spring, I picked up my electric garage heater from amazon.com and plugged it in for the first time in November.
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I read all the reviews of electric heaters and decided to build my heater profile. These are all of the features that I felt I would need to get going without breaking the bank:
- I was looking for a heater that would get the job done, but something that wasn't to powerful. I didn't need some industrial heater that was designed to heat huge rooms for my small 1 and half car garage. I just needed something that heat up my 500 square foot garage.
- It can't be complicated to operate. I absolutely loathe reading instruction manuals. Yeah, I know if I want to operate my equipment to the best of its ability, it's a good idea to read it. But it's just so boring. I wanted a heater that was intuitive and I could figure out how to operate right out of the box. Just a normal thermostat to control the temperature and some shut down safety features to protect the heater from overheating.
- East installation. I don't' want to assemble anything and I needed something that was ready to go straight out of the box. Here's the process I was looking for: open the box, take out the heater, put on the floor, plug it in, and feel the nice heat in just a couple of minutes.
- A great guarantee. If I ever experience any type of problem, I needed a number to call someone to fix it. The worst feeling is when you purchase something and you realize there's no warranty or the warranty is terrible.
No matter where I searched, the Dayton brand of electric garage heaters was there. Some of the benefits I noticed is that the majority of their residential electric garage heaters were lightweight, had all of the features I was looking for, and had enough BTUs to heat my garage square footage. So I purchased the Dayton g73 and am really happy with its performance so far.
For those of you who need an ultra portable heater, you'll definitely want to check out an electric infrared garage heater. They output a respectable 1500 watts which is great for a 500 - 1,000 square foot space.