Heating for the bedroom

May 9, 2016 harry 0

Bedrooms are one of the most important rooms in the house, and getting the heating situation right here is of paramount importance. It’s also the most difficult. One of the major reasons is because heat rises, and it rises to the bedrooms and heats everything up. That’s why good cooling should be as much of a priority here as everywhere else in the house, such as the basement which naturally stay cool.

At the top of the house, make sure you have good roof insulation. Then make sure you have a nice warm king size bed, or queen, which is utterly comfortable with or without the duvet. Then choose a smart option like NEST or Phillips which allows you to control the environment separately in each room.

Windows are the most important in the bedroom. Have big double glaze windows. That way, the sunlight can stream through and keep the room warm in the winter and then you can open those windows and let cool air come in. This is much nicer than cranking up the AC all night, and will be more economical.

Of course air conditioning is a great invention and we wouldn’t recommend owning a house without it. It should be an obvious choice to have AC especially if you live in a region that get very hot. But this site is about heating and so that doesn’t fall in our remit of discussion.

Heating, on the other hand, is an obsession round here. Some of the many ways you can optimize the heating in the bedroom boils down to have warm drapery, carpeted floors and a good heating system. And you should be all set for the winter.


There’s more to heating that meets the eye

May 7, 2016 harry 0

These days you have so many home heating solutions its possible to get completely lost at what’s out there. But before rushing into fixing up your home, its good to have a plan. They key, is to understand that environmental factor are complex and a good temperature varies as much on your own personal biology and the external environment as anything else. This plainly noticeable depending on the time of year or even day.

Take for example the summer. Now, if it is humid outside, you may consider turning the AC on. However, if it is not humid outside, and more humid inside, then it would be better to open a window. In winter too, it’s not always wise to crank the heat up from the moment to moment fluctuations in temperature change. In those instances, you can just put ┬át-shirt on, or a dressing gown, a snuggie or a blanket. Lot of way to keep you warm.

You’ll be even more aware of this situation if you live with someone with a different metabolism to you. Maybe it’s your partner. You overheat and she can’t stay warm. You have the AC cranked up and she has multiple duvets and her pyjamas on in bed. This is not always convenient. Then how do you devise a home heating solution that works for everyone? Well, you have to be intelligent about it.

Home heating can take various guises. One of the more popular ones are in-floor heating. This is perfectly suited to people who suffer cold feet. It can help moderate temperatures and won’t affect humidity so much. Or you can use a furnace that blasts heat through the vents. This, again, is very different to how it all feels.…