Have you ever been stuck in a large room with high ceilings that couldn’t heat up even if you turned the heat all the way up? Yes, I’m pretty sure we have all been in such situations. This is even truer if you have ever rented a large room for an event. Hell, we’re getting chills just writing this article for you guys right now.
Let’s just be honest here, sometimes the central air just doesn’t cut it, especially for a very large room. There are times when we may be holding an event and the room that we had rented isn’t as warm as we thought it would be. But have no fear, we are going to give you some tips and tricks on how to heat a large room.
Yes, we know that space heaters have received a bad rap due to their ability to cause fires and being hazardous to young children. But they have become a lot more advanced since those days and you will be happy to know that they have become a lot more affordable.
We recommend that you get a space heater that is big enough to hit up to heat up the entire room. Remember, not all space heaters are equal, and you have to make sure that you get the right type of heater for your room.
We know that heating a large room can be expensive, especially if you choose the wrong heater. That is why it is best to pay a decent penny on a really good space heater.
Warm Your Room With Sunlight
Remember those times when you used to hate the sun beaming in your eyes? Well, now is the time for you to make the sun your friend. A lot of people don’t know this, but mother nature, the sun, is one of the easiest ways to keep your room warm.
In general, you will want to allow as much sunlight into your room as possible. Doing so during the day is ideal since it will prevent that warmth from leaving at night.
I know, we all like privacy and being in a large group can be very comfortable. But what if I told you that the number of people in a confined space, can increase the warmth at an exceptional rate? You would probably think that I am pulling your leg but humans do possess their own heating tool – their body.
It’s easy for us to forget that humans are basically walking lanterns. Increasing the number of people in a room is bound to warm it up as hot as a stove. Just make sure the room is big enough for such a large group of people; the last thing you want is to be smothered.
Think About Purchasing Thicker Curtains
Windows contribute to heat loss in more ways than you can think. Why do you think that it gets colder in the winters when the windows are open? To counteract this, we recommend hanging thick, heavy curtains around your window and closing them when it gets cold – usually during the evening. The heavy material of the curtains will help slow the heat loss and create a more comfortable environment.
Cover Bare Floors And Walls
If you’re tired of freezing your toes off at night when you’re trying to get some sleep, you might want to consider either laying down a rug or even having carpeting installed to save money in the long run. This is because carpets can absorb more heat than bare surfaces.
Invest in better Insulation
We know you are probably saying, “Who has the money for that?” Though it can be a very hefty investment, getting new insulation in your home can be a project that pays for itself in the long run. Investing in better insulation, can dramatically reduce heating bills and make your house much warmer and comfortable. Below are just a few types of insulation you may want to consider:
1. Wall insulation – cracked walls have been known to seep in cold air from outside.
2. Window insulation – newer windows can prevent cold air from rushing in at an alarming rate.
3. Door insulation – maybe adding a screen door with warm things up for you.
4. Heater insulation – heaters, like other pieces of machinery, do get old and sometimes it is best to replace them. A newer heating system will heat up your house in a timely manner and make things a lot more comfortable for you, your family, and guest.
These are all neat tips you can use to heat up a large room. Some are more expensive than others, so we suggest that you further your research to determine what would work best for you.