Heating up a room doesn’t have to cost you a bundle or drain your savings. Believe it or not, there are some tips that you can follow that will help you heat (and keep the heat) inside of your home. This article will provide some tips to heating a room in a cheap and efficient manner.
- Use a space heater. Did you know that most energy efficient space heater’s do not cost a great deal of money to operate? In addition, they can heat up a small area in no time at all. If you have a larger room, a space heater will be able to distribute the heat over a longer period of time. In this situation, the key is to use more than one element to generate warmth in your space.
- Check your vents to make sure they are open. I cannot tell you how many times I have turned on the heat in my home after a long summer to find out that the vents are blocked by toys, clothes, or shoes. Sometimes the vent is closed completely altogether which means that no heat is coming out. Before you turn on your heat for the season, make sure that your vents are open, clear of clothes or shoes, and free of debris such as toys or dust bunnies. This will ensure that the heat you are paying for will circulate throughout your home instead of staying in your air ducts.
- Change your furnace filter. When was the last time you changed your furnace filter. If you are unsure, you should go take a look at it. It could be full of dirt, dust, and grime that has built up over time. If you have a faulty air filter, you will likely not be receiving the hot air as easily as you should. Change the filter and not only will you notice a fresher, more breathable air in your home, but it will also heat more efficiently as well.
- Consider installing a cover heater. Cover heaters are installed on the wall and they do not draw attention to themselves. They point heat downwards towards the ground and furnishings. They work well as kids and pets cannot burn themselves on them as they are installed up high towards the ceiling. Cover heaters work best in rooms that have furniture or curtains that block heat registers.
- Install a ceiling fan heater. This type of fan operates and is installed just like a typical fan however it emits heat instead of generating or circulating cold air. Some models can function as a regular ceiling fan in the summer and a fan that heats in the winter. The arms of the fan circulate the air throughout the room making it warmer or cooler depending on the season and which setting you have it on.
When you are having a hard time heating a particular room in your home, these are a few things that you can do to remedy the problem. Whether you install a cover heater or purchase a small space heater, you will quickly find a solution to the issue.