Posted 10/18/2020 12:01 (#8551664 - in reply to #8551646) Subject: RE: Heating garage
central - east central Minnesota -
frag - 10/18/2020 11:42 Good Day.. Do you guys leave the temperature set at your preset temp. or do you turn it down or off when you are not there. Nat. gas heat. 26X30 well insulated shop. Thanks for all repleys..
in my location/climate - I like to keep the thermostat above freezing. Generally at 38° - 40°F. It keeps the frost from infiltrating the floor concrete and it only takes minimal time to bring temp up to 55° or 60°F when I'm working in there. In my opinion, it takes more energy (expense) to heat up a place when it's below freezing temps, then it does to maintain an above freezing temp.
ETA: in a small garage like you list, it would take little energy/cost to maintain 40°F in such and turn up when working in there.