I live in Ontario Canada and I have a 400 sq foot insulated shop/garage
with a natural gas line to my shop. Where can I buy a affordable
natural gas heater for my workshop? I do woodworking in my shop.
What's "affordable"? You're probably looking at over a grand if you buy
Your first choice to make is whether to go forced-air or radiant.
You may want to go to an HVAC shop and get some advice.
The local Co-op (don't know if you have them out there; I'm in Edmonton, AB)
had a "Mr. Heater" 45,000 btu natural gas heater for $500. Looked pretty
tempting to me. Don't know what your definition of affordable is, though.
Alternatively, you could talk to a local HVAC place, see if they've got any
leftovers from upgrades. The local newsgroups occasionally have furnaces
available. But they would probably be overkill for what you need, and big,
too. Plus you might have headaches getting them installed...
I bought my BlueFlame brand 15,000 BTU heater on Ebay for about $150.00
delievered. This is a ventless type and I have had no problems with
moisture in the garage.
My space is about 1/2 your space, and on a pretty cool day, like 30's,
it would take about an hour to make the space habitable. Therefore
with 2x the space, I would go to a 45,000 btu unit and you should be
pretty comfy in there.
15,000 btu's cost me about $0.50 an hour to run at $2.20us a gallon of
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