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Top 8 Best Garage Heater

With such options, finding the right garage heater (and the right size) can be hard.

There are a few factors to account for — garage size, heating capacity, adjustable temp, price, & install time.

To help you find the right option, here’s our list of the best garage heaters in Canada.

Prices on my list range from $329 – $799.

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The Best Garage Heater in Canada

Infrared Garage Heater

Dr Infrared Heater DR-P350, 5KW_3-Phase, Gray
  • Single or three phase flexibility, available from 208 to 480-volt
  • Uniform air distribution evenly fills a large room
  • Overheat protected motor: permanently lubricated, totally enclosed, heavy duty bearing
  • Long lasting, high efficiency heating element
  • Overheat protected motor, permanently lubricated, totally enclosed, heavy duty bearing

Dr. Infrared DR966 is a high-powered electric heater for almost any residential garage.

This specific model is popular for garages, but because of its fast heating is used in schools, workshops, warehouses, warehouses, etc.

  • Weight: 27 lb
  • Heating: 3000/6000 Watt
  • Pricing: Affordable

Dr. Infrared DR966 is very lightweight compared to similar electric heaters.

It includes an adjustable thermostat making it one of the most user-friendly garage heaters on the market. Also, the 8″ fan provides max air flow w/ minimum turbulence and noise.

Buyers say it’s easy to install too!

The DR966 weighs only 27 lbs – includes a fitted bracket so you can mount it on the wall or ceiling.

Affordable price w/ lots of positive reviews online!

Fahrenheit FUH54 Electric Heater

Newair Electric Garage Heater, Ceiling/Wall Mounted, Heats up to 500 sq. ft. of Space | 240V 4800W Gray Heater for Garages, Workshops, Warehouses, Job Sites, and More
  • [SAFETY FIRST] - Our electric shop heater prioritizes safety with an automatic shut-off to prevent overheating, ensuring worry-free operation. Efficiently warms a 500-square-foot area.
  • [VERSATILE DESIGN] - Enjoy flexibility with a 2-in-1 portable or wall mount option, complete with mounting bracket and hardware for easy installation wherever you need it.
  • [RAPID HEATING] - Experience fast and even heating with the fan-forced mechanism and adjustable temperature control. Quickly warm up your space for ultimate comfort.
  • [TOTAL CONTROL] - Customize your comfort with the included remote, allowing you to manage the thermostat, set timers, and choose from 2 fan speeds. Enjoy personalized warmth at your fingertips.
  • [PLUG AND PLAY] - The UL-certified 30-amp plug features 3 prongs, fitting seamlessly into a dedicated 240-volt outlet for reliable and efficient performance.

Fahrenheit FUH54 is a powerful electrical garage heater.

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

  • Weight: 31.7 lb
  • Heating: 26,000 BTU
  • Pricing: Medium

Buyers reported an increase of 20°F within 20 mins.

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

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

Medium price w/ lots of positive buyer reviews!

Dr. Infrared Heater DR-975

Dr. Infrared Heater DR-975 7500-Watt 240-Volt Hardwired Shop Garage Electric Heater, Wall/Ceiling Mounted with Remote Controlled Thermostat Gray
  • Heavy duty 240V single Phase 4700W/7500W electric heater
  • Hardwired; Power cord not included, Use 8 AWG copper wires for connection.
  • Remote controlled thermostat with temperature range from 50 - 85 degree
  • 5 adjustable louvers to direct airflow
  • UL/CUL listed; timer feature; heavy duty fully enclosed motor

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.

The 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.

A good option for slower but economical heating.

Mr. Heater F260550 Big Maxx

Mr. Heater F260550 Big Maxx MHU50NG Natural Gas Unit Heater,Black
  • 50,000 BTU per hour heats up to 1250 sq. ft.
  • Powered exhaust allows for vertical or horizontal venting
  • Easy outside access to thermostat and A/C terminals and gas connection
  • Natural Gas to Liquid Propane conversion kit and 2 angle brackets for ceiling mount included
  • Minimum 8 ft clearance from floor to base of heater required; Limited 3 year warranty on parts and burners and 10 year warranty on any defects in the heat exchanger

The Mr. Heater Maxx F260550 Big Maxx was the top seller in 2019.

For its price value, the Big Maxx is the best garage heater for large areas – a good option for 3-4 car garages!

  • Weight: 63 lbs
  • Heating: 50,000 BTU
  • Coverage: 1250 sq. ft.

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

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

The heater cabinet is built to last and comes with w/a self-diagnostic tool for easier maintenance. You can also increase heating capacity by adding a second propane cylinder.

Lots of good reviews online!


  • Spark ignition
  • Propane/gas conversion kit
  • Vertical or horizontal venting
  • Auto safety switches
  • Quiet heating
  • Good price online!


  • Not the lightest model

Modine Hot Dawg Heater Review

Modine HD45AS0111Natural Gas Hot Dawg Garage Heater 45,000 BTU with 80-Percent Efficiency Grey
  • Quiet operation
  • Certified for residential, commercial and industrial use
  • Low profile design and neutral color
  • Installs quickly and easily with field wiring connections and knockouts for quick access to gas and electricity
  • Standard power exhaust simplifies side-wall or roof venting with small-diameter vent pipe

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 (it can be adjusted for propane, though).

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

3-car garages, barns, warehouses, or high ceilings

Buyers confirm it warms areas up to 1,000 sq. ft. in only 15-20 mins!

King Electric Garage Heater

Dreo Space Heater Indoor, 1500W Portable Heaters for Indoor use with Remote, PTC Ceramic Electric Heater for Bedroom with Thermostat, 70°Oscillation, 12h Timer, Safety Heater for Room Home Office
  • Faster Heat Than Ever: Powered by Dreo Hyperamics Technology, Atom One space heater heats up more efficiently with up to 1500W working power, reaching your desired temperature immediately, letting you feel fast, balmy heat straight away. This portable heater is meant to sit by your feet on the floor, near your hands on a desk, or carry around indoors. Add our small heater to your cart & experience our amazing heater and customer service.Heating Coverage:200 sq.ft
  • Shield360° Protection: Heat up your day and night without worries. ETL-listed Shield360° system provides tip-over and overheat protection, as well as an enhanced safety plug. Along with UL94 V-0 flame-retardant materials to ensure ultimate safety in all aspects
  • Save More on Energy Bills: ECO Mode adjusts the heat level automatically to reach your desired temperature while saving more on energy bills. Personalize your own comfort with the digital thermostat from 41 to 95 ℉, adjustable in 1℉ increments. Precise Heat, Precise Comfort.
  • Warm Any Angle: Experience the heat that envelopes you in the widest way possible. 70° wide-angle oscillation sweeps around to cover the whole area, providing wide-reaching heat for your bedroom, garage, basement, office, desktop, etc
  • Engineered to be Quieter: Brushless DC motor and 9 aerodynamic blades smooth out airflow and eliminate air turbulence, delivering soft, tranquil warmth. As quiet as 37.5 dB, you can sleep or work with peace of mind

The King’s forced-fan heater quickly increases garage temp +50% in only 10-mins.

As a 7500-watt heater includes a remote control — with the push of one 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. The 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.

A good option for saving energy throughout the year!

Includes a “fan only” mode, which is nice for Spring and Fall.

King Electric EKB2450TB

Dreo Space Heater Indoor, 1500W PTC Electric Heaters with Thermostat, 70° Oscillation, 1-12H Timer, Ceramic heaters for Indoor use with Remote, Fast Safety Room Heater for Home Bedroom, Office
  • ETL-Certified Safety: Made of V0 flame-retardant materials with multiple safety features including built-in smart tip-over protection, overheat protection, 12-hour timer, 24-hour automatic power off without interaction, V0 flame retardant 2-prong plug, and sturdy 6ft long flat power cord. Safe and worry-free all-day use. Safety Reminder: Please do not use with an extension cord. Only plug directly into the wall outlet.
  • Fast Indoor Heating: Powerful 1500W PTC ceramic heating allows this space heater to heat up in seconds, suitable for warming up spaces in the home including bedrooms, basements, garages, living rooms, and can also be used in offices, dorms, hot yoga studios, etc. Heating Coverage:200 sq.ft.
  • Quiet Heating: 40dB - almost as quiet as a library. The fan wheel uses oblique airflow technology, which effectively reduces wind noise and makes the room heater 12% quieter than traditional electric heaters. Calm airflow lets you sleep soundly and work undisturbed during the cold winter
  • Uniform Heating: Experience enhanced comfort in large rooms with the exclusive trackball system, engineered for smooth and whisper-quiet oscillation. The 70° wide-angle oscillation, with a lifespan of over 750,000 cycles, boosts heating coverage by 20%, which helps distribute the warm air more evenly towards the room's corners
  • Energy Efficiency: Save on energy bills and live more sustainably. With a built-in precise temperature sensor, the smart ECO mode adjusts the working mode independently (with a low of 900W and high of 1500W to efficiently maintain your desired indoor temperature) based on the ambient temperature

King Electric EKB2450TB garage heater is designed with easily 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.

The 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.

Mr. Heater F260560 Big Maxx MHU80NG

Mr. Heater F260550 Big Maxx MHU50NG Natural Gas Unit Heater,Black
  • 50,000 BTU per hour heats up to 1250 sq. ft.
  • Powered exhaust allows for vertical or horizontal venting
  • Easy outside access to thermostat and A/C terminals and gas connection
  • Natural Gas to Liquid Propane conversion kit and 2 angle brackets for ceiling mount included
  • Minimum 8 ft clearance from floor to base of heater required; Limited 3 year warranty on parts and burners and 10 year warranty on any defects in the heat exchanger

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.

About the Author Leroy Simmons

My name is Leroy L.Simmons. I create this blog as the way to find out my excitement and also a way to remember my father. I always love writing, I embarked on this adventure of the blog, to tell you all that I want to share about my hobby, my dream of auto, truck and journey. At MRVEHICLE.NET, I hope to tell you great stories and especially to answer some questions you might ask. And there are also many interesting and up-to-date stories of drivers on their journey everywhere in the world.

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