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Posted on Natural Gas Versus Electric Garage Heater

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Fred Hargis

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#1 posted 10-29-2011 03:08 PM

To me, the math of the choice is very simple…even with your low electric rate, nat gas is going to be cheaper fairly quickly. The price of your quote strikes me as being very high. I just installed a 45K modine style in my own shop last year (this one is a Sterling Garage Guy). Doing it myself, it cost about $800 for the furnace and venting. The wiring was already setup for the thermostat and power. I plumbed the gas (LP, in my case) myself. Even if your uncomfortabel doing such work, I would think you could buy the heater, hang it yourself and then have the connections done and still save money. BTW, 75K may be too much, I use the 45K to heat a 24×32x8 shop with R19 walls and R40 ceiling….and it’s way more than adequate. I realize my winters may not be as bad as yours (NW OHIO), but it’s still something to consider.

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