Carla
Carla
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Asked on Jan 9, 2019

How do I heat a garage?

Lynn SorrellAdrienne Carrie Hubbard | Crafty Little GnomeLizbeth

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My bedroom is over our garage and it is always cold. The floor is not as warm as the rest of the house that is over a finished basement How can I heat the garage to help the bedroom to be more comfortable. Thx

3 answers
  • Lizbeth
    on Jan 9, 2019

    I'm not sure I'd try to heat the garage. I expect the main cause of the cold bedroom is lack of sufficient insulation between the garage and the room. Sometimes there is NO insulation so I'd start there. If you do try to heat the garage instead, do keep in mind the outer walls likely have no insulation either so it will be pretty costly to heat unless you insulate those walls first. Finally, many people take advantage of cooler garage temps for various kinds of storage & you'll be giving that up if you heat the space.

    • Lizbeth
      on Jan 10, 2019

      Drilling in is a good idea. I know several people who had cold floors and air in "bonus rooms" (that's what rooms over garages are called where I live) and in all cases it turned out there was little to no insulation in the garage ceiling/bonus room floor. Good luck!

  • I would just insulate your room from the cold of the garage by adding extra rugs and getting one of those portable infared heaters to keep things cozy.

  • Lynn Sorrell
    on Jan 9, 2019

    Insulate the garage ceiling here's several videos you choose either spray foam or batting https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=DIY+insulating+garage+ceiling+

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