We are building a new 26 by 40 ft garage in Minnesota. So it will be in a cold climate half of the year. It will have an attic truss which will be used for woodworking projects on occassion. The main floor will be used most weekends and some week nights to work on a hobby of vehicle restoration or maintenance.

We have talked with well established contractors in the area about heating sources and everyone is different. Their suggestions range from from a furnace, incandescent to radiant heat. Most shy away from the radiant, which is what we thought we wanted. But none seem to whole heartedly recommend any one thing.

Does anyone have any suggestions or experience (good or bad) with heating a garage in a cold climate that they would like to share?