Use similar one, but larger sized. Wonderful unit.Larger shop s/f also.
Originally posted by Jeff P:
My shop is 25 x 11 in my attached garage. The ceiling is insulated because the living room is above it. The wall common with the house is insulated. I put a new garage door in, R13 insulation value and I insulated the concrete floor with 2" R10 styrofoam. The other two walls are 8" thick solid concrete. I just installed a Reznor
30,000 BTU Natural Gas Unit heater and it works great. It vents directly out the wall. Its controlled by a thermostat but I keep it fairly cold when I'm not in there. Only takes about 10 minutes to heat it up to comfortable working temperature.
Woody - while you are mainly correct in not turning down the temp we Northern Ducks have no choice. It's easy to blow 300-400/mo in natural gas and I have very insulated shop(s) but higher ceilings and doors get opened often. But our winter air is extremely dry too - never yet had condensation. Doubt even possible - everyone runs humidifers!
Since I swapped units and now keep temp at 36-40 range at night I find heating bill dropped dramatically. $180 last month and coldest in many years. Very pleased - expected $400 and above.
Reznor makes real good and efficient units. Need to deal with other shop next and swap out too. That is electric heat and solid $300 month and smaller too. Better insulated even - it's just these stinking winters - they real expensive. But no a/c needed in summer either
Have a great weekend all
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