Bedroom over unheated garage


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Old 12-09-08, 11:10 PM
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Bedroom over unheated garage

Just moved into our new home a few months ago. Its a bi-level w/ a one car garage on the lower level. The walls are cinder block, and the garage is not heated. Out bedroom is directly above the garage, which makes it COLD!

I would like to put some type of heater in the garage, preferably wall mounted, which could be run 24hrs. on a low setting. Is there such a thing, or should i be looking into doing something else?
 
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Old 12-10-08, 04:43 AM
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Unless you really want to heat your garage, it sounds like your plan would waste a lot of money.

I would start by addressing any insulation issues in the garage ceiling / bedroom floor. If that doesn't fix it, adding an auxiliary heater to the bedroom would most certainly be cheaper to run that try to address a cold room by heating the garage.
 
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Old 12-10-08, 10:58 AM
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Split levels, bi levels, contemporaries, and other odd architectures can be a challenge when trying to equalize temps. What type of heating do you have, and have you verified you are getting enough to the upper level?

Yes, check the insulation on the garage ceiling, the attic space above that area, walls and any windows or doors to decks/balconies. In other words, working to reduce the heat loss is most cost effective.
 
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Old 12-10-08, 11:59 AM
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There is insulation in the garage ceiling & I just upgraded to an insulated garage door. The outside wall is an uninsulated cinder block wall. It's a very small one car garage & if I add 2x4/insulation/drywall, its going to drastically decrease the usable space.

As far as heating the garage; yes it would be nice. Not to a cozy warm temp., but something that would bring it up a bit from freezing after the doors been open.
 
 

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