There really is no reason why you shouldn’t use a wood stove on your multiple car garage. But before you get a wood-burning stove, there are some things that you need to know. One of the challenges that you will face with a wood-burning stove is being able to circulate the heat. This can be quite challenging but it can be done. You just need to know a few tricks. One of the main problems with trying to heat a multiple car garage with a wood stove is determining the right spot to place the stove. Of course, you can’t place it in the middle. You need space for your cars. It should be placed in s spot where it will not get in the way.
But of course, if you want the heat to be distributed evenly in your garage, then placing it in the middle is the best thing to do. So this is the dilemma that you are facing. Should you just sacrifice garage space for even heat distribution or should you sacrifice heat distribution for garage space? There is another option that you can choose. You can place the stove at the back of your garage and still be able to distribute heat evenly. All you need is to get a fan. You need a fan that is powerful enough to be able to blow air from the back of the garage toward the front. You need to make sure though that the fan is not too close to the stove or else it might melt.
The main idea of putting having a fan is to pull off some of the heat and carry it forward. In choosing a fan, you need to consider the size of your garage. You need to know how tall your garage wall is. If your ceiling is high above the ground, then you may need to get two fans. One fan to pull the heat from the stove then a fan mounted on the ceiling to blow the heat down from the ceiling to the floor.
You don’t need a fan that blows the heat directly to the floor in a straight line. What you want is for the fan to blow the air down at an angle. For convenience, you should set your fan to start automatically when you turn on your garage lights. After all, if the lights are on then it means someone is inside the garage and if someone is in the garage, then the fan must be turned on. Then when you turn off the light before you leave, the fan will be turned off as well. There is no danger that you will forget to turn off the fan. This can save you a lot of money by preventing you from consuming electricity needlessly.
So if you want to use a wood-burning stove to heat your garage then go ahead. There are many advantages to using a wood-burning stove. Just remember the pointers mentioned above.