Automotive garages are increasingly turning to quartz halogen infrared heaters in order to reduce heating costs during the winter period. This is a particularly difficult environment to heat because doors are frequently left open for vehicular access, so the garage workshop is often open to the elements. Propane gas-powered hot air blowers are not only noisy but they are very expensive to run. Furthermore any warm air will escape as soon as those garage doors open. This is not good for the environment or your wallet. SunSwitch infrared heaters are a viable alternative because they do not heat the air directly. This means the warmth will not drift away the moment the garage doors open, so emissions and energy usage are reduced.
For workshops involved in car body repairs, quartz halogen infrared has one very distinct advantage over other heating methods; it accelerates the drying process without introducing moisture on a painted surface. For localised small bodywork repairs, a portable infrared heater speeds up the work flow.
Mind that trailing flex though! In general we recommend the use of wall-mounted or suspended heaters in a garage environment. A wall mounted or suspended infrared heater will be safely out of accidental reach, and there is no flex to create a trip hazard. It is also true to say that moving a portable electric heater of any type while still warm can significantly shorten the life of the heater element.
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