LEAD TIME - 3 - 5
SHIPPING DIMENSIONS - 162” L x 22”
W x 11” H
- We can provide you with a - local - professional Gas Fitters contact information.
Full installation starts at $1,300.00, depending on the work required.
When gas line is not in place a $30 site inspection quote
may be required
Additional gas line and any extra custom work for the installation
will increase the rate
*NOTE: THE ASSUMPTION IS MADE THAT THE GARAGE IS INSULATED
WITH A MINIMUM OF AN R-12 RATING IN THE WALLS AND ROOF. IF THE GARAGE
IS NOT INSULATED UTILIZE THE NEXT LARGER MODEL. PLEASE NOTE THAT
A NON-INSULATED GARAGE WILL CONSUME MORE FUEL AND WILL FEEL COOLER
THAN AN INSULATED GARAGE.
Garage Heater Features
• Uses 30-40% less energy than conventional
• Quiet, draft-free operation
• Melts snow and ice from vehicles, and keeps the floor
warm and dry
• Vents through the wall or through the roof
• Low clearance to combustible requirements above, and below
• Sleek, architectural design
• Various lengths and configurations available
• Available in natural gas or propane
• Inputs from 40,000 to 75,000 BTU’s/Hr
• Heavy-duty construction, with anti-walk reflector design
2(will not shift or twist
during expansion and contraction)
• 3-Try Direct Spark Ignition system, with 100% safety shut
• Largest and heaviest gauge reflector in the industry
• 8-sided aluminum reflector
• Approved for indoor and outdoor use
• Creates additional heated living space for hobbies, vehicle
maintenance, pets, crafts, etc.
• Provides beneficial heat for the home in attached garage
• 90 degree elbow kit (CAL50 & CAL75
• 180 degree “U-Bend” kit (CAL75 only)
• All stainless steel construction
Garage Heater Specifications
Rating (Input: Natural and L.P. Gas) 0-4500ft
120v, 60 Hz, 1 Amp
24 volt low voltage thermostat or On/Off Control
Burner control housing is preassembled and pre-wired, unit comes
complete with industry standard gas, electrical and venting connections,
balanced air rotor, thermal overload protected motor, visual burner
inspection sightglass, combustion and air proving safety switch,
3-try spark ignition control, 100% safety shut-off, low voltage
thermostat connection, 4" heat treated aluminized combustion
tube, aluminum standard reflector, tube couplers, joint/hanger pieces,
heat economizer baffle, hanging chain & hooks.
Elbow kit/ 180 degree U-Bend kit
Stainless Steel Construction
Garage Heater Clearance To Combustibles
Garage Heater FAQ
1) How are infrared heaters different from forced air
It is important to remember that heat is not hot air. Heat is
actually infrared energy which behaves in a similar manner to visible
light with the exception that the human eye cannot see low range
infrared energy. The infrared waves of energy are emitted off the
burner tube at the speed of light and travel in a straight line
until they are either reflected or hit an object. When the infrared
waves hit an object; the energy causes the molecules on the surface
to react. This action generates heat, which is then transferred
throughout the object by conduction. The object then becomes a radiant
emitter, and in turn, heats the air around it. The infrared heater’s
reflector redirects the energy emitted from the upper portion of
the tube downward towards the floor.
2) Which model do I need for my garage?
*Note: The assumption is made that the garage is insulated with
a minimum of
an R-12 rating in the walls and roof. If garage is not insulated
utilize next larger
model. Please note that an non-insulated garage will consume more
fuel and will
feel cooler than an insulated garage.
3) Where is the best place to install the heater in a typical
Suspended from the ceiling, the heater can be positioned as close
as 4 inches from the ceiling, and 4 inches away from any one of
the remaining three walls (the fourth wall is being occupied by
the overhead door). The unit runs parallel to the wall, and is tilted
at a 25-degree angle towards the middle of the garage. Total headroom
consumed by the heater and the necessary clearance to combustibles
is only 16”.
4) Can I get the unit on propane fuel?
Yes. Both Natural Gas and Propane versions are available; simply
request the correct fuel type upon ordering.
5) Is this unit fuel efficient and economical to operate?
Yes, it will consume 40% less fuel than a forced air unit heater.
6) How safe is this heater?
Extremely safe. It is CSA designed certified specifically for
use in residential garages as well as small shops, greenhouses and
7) Are any dangerous fumes emitted from the heater?
No, there are no open flames. The key point to remember is this
unit is a vented
system, either through the side-wall or roof. This unit completely
vents all exhaust
gases to the outside of the building, leaving no fumes, CO or CO2
8) Will it burn or discolor the paint on my car?
No. These heaters are low intensity, infrared heaters. Heaters
that glow red produce ultraviolet light, which can discolor objects,
and since this heater has no parts that glow red, only gentle, safe
heat is produced by the emitter tube. As long as the heater is installed
and operated in accordance with the installation instructions, and
the vehicle is outside the required clearance to combustibles of
the heater, it’s safe. In fact, the surface of a vehicle under
an low intensity infrared heater won’t get as hot as a car
that is parked outside in the sun on a hot summer day.
9) Is it noisy?
No. Since there is no air movement from the heater, there isn’t
a requirement to have a noise producing propeller style fan to move
10) Can I use it in my wood shop?
Yes. Since the heater radiates heat into the space as opposed
to blowing hot air, no dust is blown around. The unit utilizes outside
air for combustion thereby sealing the combustion process from the
11) How does your heater compare to hot water slab heating?
You get all the features of hot water slab heating, with none
of the headaches. The infrared waves heat the floors just like slab
heating yet our heaters operate on 20% less fuel than the slab heating
system with no leaks to worry about. Also the equipment cost is
substantially less than for a hot water slab system.
12) Is heat recovery fast after I open and close the garage
Yes. As compared to either forced air or hot water slab heating,
it’s much faster.
With the Calcana unit, the warm floors provide a heat sink (heated
mass), and when the overhead infrared heater turns on, it literally
provides a sandwiching effect surrounding the occupants in draft-free,
radiant heat from above and below.
13) Does it need electricity?
Yes. The heater utilizes 110-120 volts to operate the controls,
and only draws 1 amp.
14) How do I control the heat?
The unit is thermostatically controlled (included), just set it
and forget it.
15) What kind of warranty do you offer?
On a parts exchange basis, one year from date of install for all
electrical components and three years on the rest of the unit.
16) Is this system expensive to buy?
When comparing this system to other styles of heaters, make sure
you add up the
cost of all the accessories needed to complete the installation.
consideration all the features and safety of the Calcana unit, this
heater certainly is comparable in price to the others with the further
advantage of paying for itself over its lifespan with the exceptional
fuel savings it offers.
17) What is the advantage of a heated garage?
The advantages of a heated garage are many. Cars parked in a heated
warm and ready to operate. No scraping of windshields, no wasting
while you wait for the car to warm up. Rooms located above or adjacent
to a heated garage feel warmer and are more comfortable. Heated
garages add home equity, as well as offer additional living space
for working on cars, bikes, or other hobbies, or even for beginning
a home business. Garages are becoming fun places to be, sometimes
even becoming neighborhood gathering places.