Heating Method of Room Addition

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HELP! I just purchased a home at a tax auction. My goal is to turn the addition into a master bedroom/bath but the addition basically sits on top of the garage. It currently has baseboard electric heat, but that won't be sufficient during the Ohio winter months.  I've heard I wouldn't have any other options since it sits on top of the garage.  Has anyone run into this issue?

Why is electric baseboard insufficient? If properly insulated - including underneath in the garage - it shouldn't take much to heat that space.

You can also consider a split AC/heater. Since it's on top of a garage, there's a very good chance it will get hot in the summer and you'll want the ability to cool it.


Thank you @Nathan G. ! I haven’t been able to test it out yet, but the previous occupants had a portable fireplace in there. Also it has a ton of windows (pretty large space) and I’m unsure about insulation. I’m going to have the house inspected before I start the rehab so I’ll have a better idea of what needs to happen. Just wanted to see if there are other heating options, if needed. 

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