Where Is the Best Location to Place a Thermostat in a Garage?


Quick Answer

The best location for a thermostat in an attached garage is on the shared wall of the garage and the house. In a standalone garage, the best location is on the wall under the heater.

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Garage thermostats work best when placed away from airflow and out of the direct path of the heater fan. An ideal location is a side wall roughly 4 to 5 feet above the floor. A good place to install a heater is in a corner, positioned at a 45-degree angle toward the garage door. Always check to see if permits are required before installing garage heaters.

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