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Old 10-29-2009, 05:49 AM   #1
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What type of heating for garage


OK,

I just finished insulating the garage… Man that expanding stuff is $$$$$! I also added the grey stuff as I had 4” left after the expanding stuff – better over kill than none seeing as there are bedrooms above the garage.

Anyhow, I have two registers in the garage which are connected to my HVAC and this is not code, so I have to cancel them. I fished 220V wire in the garage before closing the walls and ceiling with gypsum.

So my question is this: Which is more efficient – baseboard radiant heaters or one of those electric blown air type garage heaters? I am in Montreal and our electric is not quite as expensive. Those heat pump type heaters are VERY efficient, but ???? in comparison.

Any ideas are welcome.

Thanks in advance.
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Neither.
Electric heat is 100% efficient.

The radiant may give you a more comfortable heat. but will take longer to warm up the garage then a forced air one.

While a heat pump PTAC may be more money up front. It will cost far less to use.

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Oh Yeah, Far less!! I just did a comparison search and the heat pump is 300% more effecient. Cheapest one I could find for the space is 800 bucks.... Thanx,
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Your welcome.
They are 300% or more efficient at temps of say 35 and above. As it gets colder, they lose efficiency. But, are still more efficient at 10° outdoor temp then straight electric heat.
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