You may have noticed the goosebumps and runny nose that come with the season change. It’s that time of year where cranking up the thermostat and wrapping yourself in layers of blankets is not enough to make you comfortable. Below we will go over the various ways you can keep your home warm on chilly days without skyrocketing your energy bills.
Radiant Floor Heating
Keep your home and your feet warm with heated floors. Not only is this an aesthetically appealing choice, but it also provides homeowners the freedom to have a seamless method of heat due to it being installed beneath the floor. Radiant floor heating comes in a variety of choices such as:
- Hydronic (hot water)
Depending on what type of heating is best for your house, you will want to call a professional to find out what will get you the best deal, and what choice is compatible with your flooring.
Radiant floor heating provides consistent and efficient warmth throughout your home. Unlike traditional radiators, floor heating can run at a lower temperature and still provide the same amount of warmth all while consuming less energy. This means your energy bills will be far lower. With radiant floor heating, you will achieve your desired temperature throughout the whole room without any cold spots.
Maybe you only have a small area in your house that gets cold. In that case, a space heater may be the best option for you. Their inexpensive upfront cost and portability are why these are very popular. Space heaters are also not very complex and are more effective in smaller spaces where the heat can circulate quickly.
- Great for Space
Using a method called supplemental heating, electric fireplaces are another way to warm up a smaller space efficiently. You probably have seen these growing in popularity thanks to stores like Costco who reach out to their 94.3 million members with frequent furniture deals. Electric fireplaces have become a popular conversation piece in homes that an energy-efficient statement piece.
- Visually Appealing
Electric fireplaces are more child and pet-friendly than traditional fireplaces. You won’t have to worry about anyone breathing in toxic fumes, nor crawling into a space they aren’t supposed to be in. This type of fireplace comes in a variety of styles for any type of home. Choose an electric fireplace if you don’t mind it taking up some space, at the very least it looks fancier than space-heaters.
A home should be a place where you can take off your coat and enjoy the warm feeling of a well heated home. Whether you choose to go down the route of radiant floor heating or smaller space heaters, your home should not be an uncomfortable place to be. Floor heating will warm up your space no matter the size, so when choosing between the options we’ve gone over consider your budget and the size of the space you want to be comfortable in.