Heat Your Garage!
Unlike many competitors, we offer a residential tube heater that can be placed in your attached garage. We strictly abide by the industry standard that allows a fully functional gas-fired infrared tube heater for your garage. The CSA Design Certification is essential as a safety precaution with residential type heaters. Re-Verber-Ray, by Detroit Radiant Products, is one of the few lines on the market to meet the CSA Design Certification criteria.
Similar to our industrial infrared tube heater lineup, the residential line offers two different options, the LS3 Series (single-stage), and the LD3 Series (two-stage). As for this discussion, we will focus on the LD3 Series. Comparable with the HL3 Industrial Series, the LD3 Series features two-stage technology with a high fire and low fire built in for the best personal comfort in your space! However, the LD3 residential model differs slightly from the HL3 Series. The tubes are a 3” diameter with Detroit Radiant’s patented Dimpled Baffle-MAX technology. This means that the baffles are already built in for easier installation! The BTU/h inputs are limited to 40,000 & 50,000 while the tube lengths available can vary from 15 to 30 feet to better suit your application. 50,000 BTU/h might not seem like a lot, but it is plenty for an attached garage with proper insulation (*note: the LS3 single-stage unit offers even shorter length & BTU options, if needed). Because of the low input BTU’s, this infrared tube heater is perfect for areas with low mounting requirements!
Every space differs according to the size, amount and type of insulations, and many other variables. Of course with any of our infrared heaters, our expert team is here to assist with the design layout process and can even perform heat loss calculations. We will take our time and decide which series and configuration is most suited for your application. Options such as angled heater placement, fresh air intake, and side-wall or rooftop exhaust are all available. Since this infrared tube heater is for your garage, we highly recommend our upgraded Smart WiFi Thermostat to control the system. This allows you to control and program your heater to turn on/off via your smartphone. Just imagine waking up in the morning and your heater has already warmed up your garage with no inconvenience to you!
Although this gas-fired infrared tube heater may look the same as our industrial models, installation details may vary. The LD3 Series can be fueled off of natural gas or propane. If this heater is mounted in an area that is attached to a living space (i.e. attached garage), it must be exhausted for safety precautions. Again, this can be done either through the side wall or through the roof, we offer both options. If you wish to choose the natural gas option, a gas line must be installed to where the burner box is located. Many HVAC contractors and plumbers are able to do this. Another consideration is that the burner box requires 120V electrical current along with gas. The thermostats require 24V electrical current due to the “post purge” that occurs when the heater is turned off. The “post purge” blows excess flue gases out of the tubes when the heater is turned off. This prolongs the lifespan of the heater because no moisture and gasses are left in the tubes so the likelihood of them rusting out is very miniscule. Many electricians can easily do the 120V and 24V wiring if it is not already available.
Our low intensity infared tube heater is truly one of the easiest to install on the market, which makes it a great fit for someone who’s looking to add heat to their garage. Being CSA Design Certified is a considerable advantage compared to others that are not, giving you the peace of mind and safety of installing our LD3/LS3 Series in your attached garage. We include a comprehensive installation manual and we are always here for support along the way. If you feel overwhelmed, do not worry, we have an extensive list of the best contractors in your area that can assist you with the installation process. After all said and done, infrared radiant heat is a wonderful heating solution and with our select models, it is a perfect fit for just about any garage.
(Left: LD3 Series Product Features)