Top 8 Best Garage Heater Reviews

Best Garage Heater Review

Best Garage Heater Reviews.

Today’s garage heaters are high-powered and super durable.

Before deciding on an option take into account a few factors – garage size, humidity levels, energy efficiency, heating capacity (BTU) and safety features.

Below is our list of the best garage heater for residential use.

Garage heaters on my list range, $279 – $699.

Best Garage Heater Reviews

#1.) Mr. Heater Big Maxx Review

Mr. Heater Maxx Natural Gas Garage Heater

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The Mr. Heater Maxx F260550 Big Maxx is the top seller online.

For its price, the Mr. Heater Maxx is the king among natural-gas-fed heaters.

Weight: 63 pounds

Heating: 50,000 BTU

Coverage: 1250 sq. ft.

High output, 115-volt heater is powerful for multiple scenarios:

2-4 car garages, barns (for weddings) or factory/warehouses.

Heater cabinet is built to last and comes w/ self-diagnostic tool for easier maintenance.

You can also increase heating capacity by adding a propane cylinder (i.e. garage addition or switching area)

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#2.) Modine Hot Dawg Heater Review

Modine Hot Dawg Natural Gas Garage Heater

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Modine Hot Dawg Heater is one of the most popular online.

Super quiet performance and easy installation for home garages – buyers say it quickly heats large 3 car garages.

Heating: 45,000 BTU

Garage Size: 1,000 sq. ft.

Pricing: Expensive

Modine’s Hot Dawg heater runs on natural gas (can be adjusted for propane though)

It’s certified for commercial or residential use because of it’s power heating:

3-car garages, barns, warehouses or high ceilings

Very quick it’s able to warm spaces up to 1,000 sq. ft. in only 15-20 mins.

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#3.) Dr Infrared Heater DR-975

Dr Infrared Heater DR-975

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Dr. Infrared Heater DR-975 is a popular model with two stand-out features.

First, it has a delayed fan operation to avoid blasting cold air when you turn it on, and two, it is electrically powered.

Weight: 24 pounds

Heating: 17,065 BTU

Garages: up to 400 sq. ft.

Fan will only start spinning when the heating element is too hot or until the motor cools off – the saved utility costs helps decrease your electricity bill.

You have two modes of operation to choose from: low and high. At ‘low’, the heater has a power output of 2500W.

Good option for slower, but economical heating.

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#4.) King Electric Garage Heater

King Electric Garage Heater

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King Electric forced-fan heater quickly increases garage temps in only 10-mins.

The 7500 watt heater includes a remote control — with the push of 1-button, you’ll activate the heater/fan.

Weight: 33.5 pounds

Garage: up to 800 sq. ft.

Pricing: Expensive

Heating distribution is optimized using a Spiral Steel Fin — copper brazed w/ spiral fins it circulates warm air throughout large spaces.

Using the new “ECO Mode” the machine uses lower wattage to maintain temp — which saves energy throughout the year!

Includes a ‘fan only’ function which is nice in the summer.

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#5.) Fahrenheat 1874-5000W Garage Heater

Fahrenheat Ceiling Mount Garage Heater

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Fahrenheat 1874-5000W is an electrical heater w/ power of 7,500W.

In total it provides 26,250 BTU of heat — perfect for 2-3 car garages, medium sized warehouses, or barns.

Weight: 31.7 pounds

Heating: 26,000 BTU

Pricing: Medium

Buyers reported a +20°F increase within 20 mins.

Includes adjustable mounting bracket for ceiling or wall installation — overall installation is fairly easy too.

Also the heater and bracket is corrosion resistant, making it super durable.

Medium price w/ lots of positive buyer reviews!

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#6.) Mr. Heater F260560 Big Maxx MHU80NG

Mr. Heater F260560 Big Maxx MHU80NG Natural Gas Heater

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The Mr. Heater Big Maxx is a heavy-duty, natural gas heater.

Full capacity produces up to 80,000 BTU per hour which can heat up to 2,000 sq. ft. (one of the largest!)

Weight: 70 pounds

Heating: 80,000 BTU

Garages: 1200 – 2,000 sq. ft.

Perfect for heating 2-4 car garages or very large areas:

industrial floors, warehouses, barns, etc

Equipped with a 0.5 inch gas connection, the Big Maxx only requires 115V AC to start and run the fan. 

You can mount it on the ceiling or wall — it’s relatively lightweight at 70 pounds. (Similar units are 100+ pounds)

Best of all, it’s relatively quiet + very durable.

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#7.) King Electric KBP2406 KBP Garage Heater

KING KBP2406 KBP Compact Garage Heater

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King Electric KBP2406 KBP garage heater is designed with easy adjustable temp.

It is very similar to a mini split heat pump system – a little louder, but offers the same wattage and heating levels.

Measurement: 11.5 x 10 x 13.5

Unit Weight: 24 pounds

Heat Power: Max 5700W

By simply re-arranging a few wires during installation. What this does is it allows you to choose how fast you want the air in your garage to heat, and at what economy rate.

Lower wattage will heat cubic feet of air slower but will save power in return.

Heater has 2 channels of operation: ‘Heat’, which will turn the heater on and will spin the fan, and ‘Fan’, which will just spin the fan.

You can also select the exact temperature you want the heater to maintain via a dial.

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** I’ll be adding #8-10 best garage heater later this Fall. Stay tuned!

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