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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

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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

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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

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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.

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

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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

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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 (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

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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

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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

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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.

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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