Dyna-Glo Liquid Propane Forced Air Garage Heater, 60000-BTU
Last updated: June 6, 2023
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Ultimate portability is a No. 1 reason to give this Dyna-Glo Liquid Propane Forced Air Heater a try. The tip-over shutoff feature is an incredible safety feature as is the back pressure switch that will cut off the flow of gas in case of an emergency. In addition, the 10-foot hose and easy positioning of the unit will give you even more to rave about this garage heater.In our analysis of 144 expert reviews, the Dyna-Glo Liquid Propane Forced Air Garage Heater, 60000-BTU placed 8th when we looked at the top 17 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.
From The Manufacturer
The Dyna-Glo Delux 40,000 BTU Forced Air Propane Portable Heateis ideal for outdoor/indoor construction, as well as industrial & commercial applications, making it an excellent choice for your portable heating needs. It features 1-hand piezo electric ignition, adjustable heat angle options, and and an easy lift handlel. It’s portable and offers a 40,000 BTU maximum capacity, sufficient to heat an area up to 1,000 sq. ft. It was designed with automatic overheat shutoff protection and is CSA-listed for safety. Hose and regulator assembly are included (LP tank sold separately). Adjustable Heat Angle Continuous Electronic Igntion Overheat Auto Shut-off Protection Includes 10′ Hose & Regulator Sturdy, Rugged Construction
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You don’t want to be working in a freezing cold garage this winter. Whether your time in there is limited or extended, you won’t regret investing in a garage heater. With a flip of the switch, your garage will be toasty warm, and your motivation will skyrocket. But there are several things to consider before purchasing a garage heater.
First, you need to look at appropriately sized units for the size of your garage. For calculated perfection, the rule of thumb is 10 watts per square foot of space. If you have an average-sized, single-car garage, you will want to check out units that are below 5,000 watts or roughly 15,000 BTUs, whereas a two- or three-car garage will need a much more powerful heater with roughly 10,000 watts or 30,000 BTUs. If you want to be exact, you can find the cubic feet of your garage by multiplying the length of the garage from front to back by the width of the front of the garage by the height of your garage.
You should also consider the efficiency of your garage.
“Make sure you’re not trying to heat the rest of the world,” says Vicki Liston, our resident home improvement expert. “Are the windows and the garage door energy efficient? Is there weather stripping around all the doors and windows? You’ll want to prep the space to reduce or minimize heat loss.”
Second, there are a few types of heaters on the market. Electric garage heaters are either hardwired into your home or plugged in with a cord through an appropriate outlet. These units can be turned on easily with a flip of a switch or by adjusting a thermostat. Some electric models come with a mounting bracket and adjustable thermostat. Consumers that frequent their garage can set these units to the desired temperature and the unit will click off once the temperature is reached. Other models offer the option of portable or ceiling-mounted units that are also electric.
You can opt for a propane- or gas-powered heater as an alternative. These heaters require ventilation to the outside as well as wiring, and often require an ignition start for the unit to be turned on. “Whether the unit is freestanding and portable or mounted on a wall, their deadly carbon monoxide fumes must be directed outside via a pipe for the heater to operate safely,” says Liston.
Some propane units feature forced hot air, portability and adjustable angling for directed heating. With so many possible safety features including tip-over shutoffs, extended hoses and backpressure switches, there are plenty of options for the safety-conscience consumer.
For additional options, you can choose from forced-air heaters that blow the air directly over hot coils to warm the air or infrared heaters that convert energy to heat when absorbed by surrounding objects. If a set-it-and-forget-it unit is what you want, look for a hardwired, infrared, commercial unit with an adjustable thermostat. These heaters have different adjustments for optimum airflow and heat control.
Third, you’ll want to know the cost of each unit and any installation fees associated with the unit to make sure it is within your budget. The installation fees vary greatly between the different options, so be sure to talk with a home improvement specialist when determining costs. Prices on the actual units will vary throughout the year, so planning ahead might be a good idea when making this purchase. You’ll also want to check on the warranties, should anything go wrong.