Every winter, it may seem like there is a room or position in your home known as the cold room. These rooms are unpleasant to be in and require you to wear multiple layers of clothes to even sit comfortably. Many people that have a home with a cold room simply choose to ignore the area and avoid it until the warmer months arrive. Not only is this a waste of space in your home, but it can cause cold air to seep to into other rooms and increase the overall heating costs for your home. Luckily, a heating contractor can provide you with multiple options for heating up these rooms. Understanding your options will allow you to choose a solution that keeps your "cold room" completely warmed up every winter.

Heating-Duct Installation

If your home operates on a heating-duct system, then a heating contractor can expand the ducts to the cold room of your house. The location and size of the room will have an impact on the type of heating duct that is installed. If the room is on the bottom floor of a home, then one of the easiest duct-installation methods will come up from the ground. A small rectangular heating duct will be cut and placed into the floor of the home. Once the duct is installed, it can be opened or closed to provide heat into the room. Ideally, you would want these ducts to appear near the entrance of the room so that the heat can go into the room and other parts of the home easily. This helps create an even air flow that doesn't let cold air flow through the rest of the home.

Upstairs bedrooms or rooms with an attic above them may create a better air flow with a recessed ceiling-mounted duct vent. The recessed vent lays flat with the ceiling so that it doesn't create any distractions or problems when you are walking through the room. The vent shoots the heat straight down, making it comfortable for you to use the area all throughout the winter. Wireless remote controls can be used to open or shut the vents so you do not need to use a chair or step-ladder in the area.

Ductless Heat Pumps

If your home does not operate on a duct system, then you can help eliminate the chills from a cold room with a ductless heat pump. These heat pumps work similarly to portable air conditioners except that they create heat instead of cool air. This type of system can be installed permanently in a room. This creates a safer environment than a space heater and will disperse air through the whole room.

The heat-pump installation typically comes with two components. The indoor blower vent is placed inside of the room. It's connected to a device on the outside of the home that is used to disperse the cold air from the room and properly ventilate the area. If you have multiple rooms that you seek heat for, then you can set up a multi-split system. This type of system would split up the heat source to vents located in multiple rooms of the home.

Spray-Foam Insulation

Pumping a ton of heat into a room can only do good if the room itself is cut off from outside cold air. Heating contractors often have a number of extra services that can help prevent cold air from leaking into the home. One example of this is with spray-foam insulation. Spray foam can be used in walls and cracks of the cold room of your home. It can help plug up air leaks and keep a more controlled temperature in the home.

A heating contractor can provide you with estimates, prices, and various types of equipment to purchase. Making an appointment before the cold winter begins is an ideal way to get things done quickly.

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