The furnace in your Riverside home is designed to heat all areas of the building interior uniformly. With just one thermostat, you can control the temperature in every room. However, there may be spaces that are either under-serviced or not serviced at all by this unit, and your garage is likely one of them. The good news is that are affordable ways to keep your garage warm during winter.

How to Know if Your Garage Is Serviced by Your Furnace

The easiest way to determine whether or not your garage is getting heat from your furnace is by turning your furnace on and waiting for your garage to warm up. However, you can also look for HVAC air ducts that have attached vents or grilles in this area. Heated air is pushed through HVAC ducting and then distributed via these features. Although exposed HVAC ducting can often be found in garages, it is not common to find vents and grilles for actual air distribution.

Schedule a Ductwork Inspection

The next step is to have your HVAC ductwork professionally inspected. We can determine whether extending this system to service your garage is a worthwhile investment. In most cases, these improvements can be made at a reasonable cost. Best of all, they can greatly increase both the value and marketability of homes by creating another comfortable, usable space. Depending upon the size and the layout of your property, it may be necessary to relocate your current thermostat so that accurate, whole-house temperature readings can be made. As soon as the necessary ductwork has been added and the related vents or grilles have been installed, you can start warming up your garage just like you do every other area.

Consider Having Your HVAC System Zoned

If you’ve got a bit more money to spend, you may want to consider having your HVAC system zoned. In zoned HVAC systems, bypass ducts and other elements within the HVAC ductwork can be used to route heated air specifically to the areas that need it. When no one is using your garage, you can close off the ductwork leading to this room so that no heat, energy, or money is wasted.

Homeowners in Riverside, CA can always count on Innova Heating & Air for reliable heater and air conditioner maintenance, installation, and repairs. To schedule an appointment, contact us now.

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