Keeping a garage warm, or at least warmer, is ideal when working during the winter. One of the problems with many garages is they lack a 220-volt outlet to run a heavy duty-heater.
220-volts is ideal for getting the high amps needed to run a commercial-style electric heater.
With that said, there are many 120-volt garage heaters that can help keep things inside a manageable comfort level.
As long as the garage doesn’t have only a single breaker to run all its outlets, more than one 120-volt heater can greatly improve things.
How well the garage is insulated and how cold it is will obliviously have an impact on the amount of 120-volt heaters needed.
The average 110/115/120-volt power outlet can handle between 15-20 Amps of power draw before it throws the breaker. Looking at your power box breaker will tell you the amps of each breaker.
A single breaker will power more than one outlet and lights so be sure to take into consideration other things running in a garage.
Some garages will be on a single breaker managing all the outlets and lights, while others will have two or more.
Below are some of our favorite options for 120 Volt electric garage heaters, with many more available.
As always, be sure to read the reviews on Amazon, forums, or elsewhere to be sure a unit is a good fit for you.
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Our Picks for Best 120 Volt Eclectic Garage Heaters
- Shop Ceiling Mounted Style Heater
- Lasko Utility Heater
- Buyplus Electric Garage Heater
- NewAir 120V Electric Garage Heater
- Optimus Electric Garage/Shop Ceiling Heater
- Air Choice Infrared Indoor Outdoor Electric Heater
- Craftsman Ceramic Heater
Ceiling-Mounted heaters are a popular option since they are mounted up out of the way.
The Alek ceiling heater has a nice mounting bracket that can be hung from a ceiling or even mounted on a bench.
The On/Off switch is controlled by remote control.
This type of garage heater is a permanent solution and not meant to be moved around.
It is a low-cost solution that works well in many garage work environments.
Small mobile, durable and tough, this Lasko model is a good portable heater for a garage, construction, or any place one is needed.
It is a 120/110 Volt 1500 watt unit that has an adjustable thermostat.
The Buyplus is an electric heater built to be portable and heat a space such as a garage.
It can put out 1500 watts of power and has three heat settings.
The unit is a circular design with flat legs as a stand and control on the top.
The NewAir NGH160GA00 is a nice portable unit that swivels around to get heat to the best location.
It has three speeds along with a thermostat controller located on the top.
The case is well built and made to last in the tough conditions of a garage.
It is rated to heat a space up to 160 square feet, so it will not heat an entire garage but will help out greatly.
Optimus makes this nice ceiling heater that will need to be mounted.
It can also be mounted anywhere heat is needed, such as a workbench or a wall.
It is rated to heat a space up-to 300 square feet with a Max 1200 Watts and 110 volts AC.
This unit from Air Choice is a 1500 watt 120-volt heater built into a nice package that can be mounted n a wall.
It is a 120-volt heater that can be pivoted about for the best airflow.
While it is usually mounted on a wall, it can also be used as a floor heater and moved about where needed.
The unit also has many safety features built-in such as overheat protection.
This Craftsman unit is portable and easily carried from one spot to another.
It has two settings for 750 watts or 1500 watts for 120/110 Volts AC power.
Other features include a safety tip-over switch and an adjustable thermostat.
Since it is portable, it is handy in many scenarios.
Having a warm garage can go a long way in helping to stay motivated when it comes to projects.
No one likes to work in a cold garage in the winter. Thankfully with the many garage heaters available there is no doubt one that will fit your scenario.
Mini split heat pump units are also good for heating a garage and can also cool in the summer.
They do cost more to buy and set up but work very well and are a very nice long-term HVAC solution for a garage.
Do you have a favorite garage heater? Let us know in the comments below.