Infrared garage heaters are also known as radiant heaters. The reason is that they emit radiation, much like our own sun does, to heat up objects in the room. These heaters will only heat whatever is right in front of them and will not heat the air like a conventional heater would.

The main benefit is being able to use these heating devices in drafty spaces. It doesn’t matter if the wind is blowing, if you’re in front of radiative heater you will feel warmer. This makes them perfect for garages, outdoor patios, and even campsites.

Another benefit is that an infrared heater typically costs less to run than a standard electric heater. You aren’t paying to heat the whole room, you’re only paying to heat up the people and objects in the room.

Below you’ll find some of our top picks for 2016.

Top 10 Infrared Garage Heaters of 2016

Comfort Zone CZQTV5M Ceiling Mount Comfort Zone CZQTV5M Ceiling Mount120V/1500W5100$
Mr. Heater F232000 MH9BX BuddyMr. Heater F232000 MH9BX BuddyPropane9000$$
VonHaus Wood ElectricVonHaus Wood Electric120V/1500W5100$$
Heat Storm Deluxe Wall MountHeat Storm Deluxe Wall Mount120V/1000W3100$$
Heat Storm SaharaHeat Storm Sahara120V/1500W5100$$
Dr. Heater DR966 Dr. Heater DR966 240V/6000W20000$$$
Burda 15242R Indoor/OutdoorBurda 15242R Indoor/Outdoor120V/1500W5100$$$
Sun StreamSun StreamKerosene70000$$$$
Mr. Heater MH25NGMr. Heater MH25NGNatural Gas25000$$$$
Sunstar SG10Sunstar SG10Propane100000$$$$