Looking to bring a little extra warmth to a particular part of your home? We’ve all been there, and while it may seem like a huge obstacle to overcome, the truth is there are plenty of solutions out there. We’ve put together a list of some of the most popular ways to go, in order of the most expensive and intensive to the least costly and complicated.
If money is no object and you’re looking to make your home the most envied household in Cozy Town, then you have to consider radiant flooring. There’s nothing like walking on a hardwood floor in socks and feeling the heat seep up through your body. This one’s going to be costly though, not only are the components considered luxury utilities, but you’re also going to have to pay a pretty penny for installation – especially if you’re renovating an existing floor.
Have you ever considered that the amount of heat your heating system is generating is more than sufficient, it’s just not getting circulated to all areas of the household? It could just be that you need a little convection to move all of that radiant heat around. Houses equipped with an air handler are already a step ahead of the game, but if you don’t have one then you might want to consider ceiling fans or similar to keep the air moving and get it to those dead spots in your home.
Sometimes if you live in an older home your heat void may simply come down to a lack of modern insulation. This is surprisingly not all that expensive of a fix in the grand scheme of things, though it will likely mean you have to redo your drywall. However, it will make a huge difference if your home is insulation deficient, and your heating bill will probably see a noticeable decrease. You might be surprised how much heat you can lose from a poorly insulated home.
If you need to bring some extra heat to a space that’s not so well insulated, such as a three-season porch or an attached garage, then don’t worry because there is a perfect solution to that. Electric garage heaters are a clean and convenient way of heating spaces with low insulation. Better yet, you can find highly rated heaters at relatively affordable prices. As long as you find an energy-efficient heater, they aren’t too expensive to run either.
Perhaps your main problem is that you get cold feet when you’re sitting at your desk? This is a fairly common phenomenon, and it’s become rampant due to the sedentary lifestyle that knowledge work has introduced. Have no fear, there are plenty of heaters you can find to overcome this, ranging wildly in size and heat output. You can easily find something that makes sense for under $100, but keep in mind that running these bad boys does cost some money.
If all you’re looking for is a little extra heat in your bathroom, then you may want to consider some heat bulbs. You’ve probably seen these before, they are essentially halogen bulbs with red glass that ultimately give off infrared radiant heat. You’re heating bill probably won’t appreciate the gesture, but if it’s just for intermittent use and next to no installation costs sounds appealing to you then this may be the way to go.