Keeping your house common areas warm during the winter is a major concern that should be dealt with as a top priority. Some new houses just don’t have a space where to put a chimney in, and others simply don’t allow any modifications without incurring in major home improvement costs. Modern insulation can really do wonders to regulate temperature, but it can only go so far before the freezing cold of some winter days really gets to you and all the rooms in your house. For those who can’t stand being uncomfortably chilly in your own place, we bring a list of potential solutions you can apply to heat your indoor spaces efficiently.
Starting with the basics, if you’re not around the house much and just basically sleep during the night and stay on the weekends, perhaps you might want to consider not blowing that much money to begin with and just go with a regular thermal blanket to hold the fort during the night. Yes, freezing cold temperatures inside your house are no fun at all, but if you don’t spend that much time at home, perhaps you can manage for some time with just a warm bed to sleep on.
Different versions of clean-burning solutions are available nowadays as options to keep your house or rooms central-heated, but one of the most popular ones is a pellet stove. These pellet stoves don’t occupy much room and are easy to install and operate. Whereas a regular gas stove might put people off due to safety hazard concerns, pellet stoves are easily turned off and work only when you want them to work. With this kind of stove you can keep different areas of the house warm with minimal effort.
If you have the budget to do some renovations and crack open a few walls, then perhaps a gas fireplace is the option for you. Like its name suggests, they burn on gas instead of requiring lumber or other sorts of fuel to light up a fire. Only downside is that, like all fireplaces, you need a place in your room of choice to install it and some strategic work done in this case to install a safe gas line. If your kitchen stove uses gas, you have better odds of not having to spend the extra money. You can visit your local home improvement shop for a list of gas fireplaces that could work on your house.
For those who can spare no expense, then perhaps heated floors in a particular room or in the whole house might be the way to go. Installing heated floors in a new house is the best course of action and honestly the best case scenario. You can adapt the existing flooring to incorporate the central heating system before it’s even put in so you don’t have to tear everything down and build it back up again. Doing it on existing homes with flooring already installed is also an option, but if you want to keep disaster to a minimum, then perhaps consider improving one room at a time.