While it might still be warm outside, one thing that we know for certain is that winter will eventually come – and along with it will also come the cold.
That being said, while you may want to keep your central heating system on from October until April, this is not something that will be easy on your budget.
To make winters more bearable for you, here are a couple of ways to keep your large room warm this winter.
1. Add a Space Heater
You might have central heat in your house, but sometimes, it might not be enough. Plus, the issue with central heat is that it delivers the same amount of heat in every room.
Therefore, while your bedroom might feel nice and warm, your larger living room might seem colder.
Also, you can’t crank the main heat up, because you’ll be turning the smaller rooms into ovens.
This is why a large space heater might be such a convenient addition, as it will work to supplement your central heating system.
If every other room feels nice and warm but just your living room seems to be constantly colder, these units can help warm the place up so that you can feel much more comfortable.
Plus, some space heaters work on wood and feel exactly like a fireplace. And when the weather outside is frightful, then the fire will be oh so delightful.
2. Use the Right Kind of Ventilation
In most cases, the air inside a large room does not feel cold because there’s no warm air – it feels cold because the warm air has pooled all around the ceiling.
To make your room feel warmer, you need to somehow bring that warm air back down. And this can be done with the right ventilation.
By reversing your ceiling fans in winter, the warm air will be pushed back down, making your room feel significantly more comfortable.
And you won’t even have to bring more heat in the room – you’ll just be using the “old heat.”
3. Make the Most Out of Every Heat Source
Your home has various heating sources, including the lines of your heating system. Those lines were not particularly made to deliver warmth, but they still do this in the process.
So, to make the most out of that heat that you have, you might want to wrap things in tinfoil.
This way, the heat will be retained, and you will be able to keep the room warmer throughout the winter.
Reflective material should work in pretty much the same way, but make sure that you do not cover the ventilation points.
4. Get a Humidifier
When the air is dry, the temperatures also have the tendency to drop. You may have a lot of snow in the winter, but this doesn’t mean the air will be any less dry.
In fact, it will be drier than it usually is.
This is why you may want to get the moisture level back on – and in this case, you might want to consider a humidifier.
This way, you will not have to spend your money on endless heating. All you have to do is drop some moisture droplets in the air.
5. Use the Curtains
The temperature in your large room can be greatly connected to the way in which you use your curtains – particularly during the winter.
If your room feels cold, open your curtains wide throughout the day. This way, the sunlight will be getting in and you should be able to make use of the natural heat.
With your central heating system warming up your home, you will have two heat sources working in your room.
However, during the night, you might want to shut the curtains. This way, they will act as a second insulation layer, keeping the warmth in the room and preventing it from slipping through any potential cracks.
This can also help reduce the room’s condensation, which can ultimately make the space feel colder.
6. Insulate Your Room
In most cases, insulation is the key to keeping any room warm. A lot of the heat is generally lost through cracks in the windows or the walls, so the best way would be to insulate your room as much as you can.
Insulate your windows, your walls (you can insulate from the inside or the outside), doors, and take every precaution steps to ensure that no energy is lost.
This step might be indeed costly at the beginning – but eventually, not only will it help you save money, but it will also ensure that your room stays warm on little heat.
Eventually, the investment will begin paying for itself.
7. Install a Smart Thermostat
In most cases, your larger room feels cold simply because the thermostat is not smart enough to keep a proper temperature.
In most cases, it only reads the temperature in one room – and from that reading, it will deliver the same temperature throughout the entire house.
This might not turn out so great if you have certain rooms that warm up very slowly.
This is why you will need a smart thermostat if you wish to efficiently keep your larger room warm.
Not only will it save you on the bills by turning on the heat just when you need it, but it can also have multiple sensors for every room.
This way, if your living room needs more heat in comparison to your bedroom, then the thermostat will know to deliver a specific amount of heat in every room.
Keeping your large room warm during winter is not that difficult, as long as you know exactly what techniques to use.
You may use your ceiling fan to spread the heat, you might try the insulation approach, you might use your humidifier to warm up the air a bit more – or if you are still cold, you might get an extra space heater.