To increase livability in a home, most homeowners find it convenient to incorporate a room addition over the garage. Sure, this is a fantastic idea until it’s winter and the room is inhabitable because of the cold.
If you’re such a homeowner, don’t be frustrated just yet. Rooms built over garages prove hard to heat in winter and cool in the summer.
The reason is, the garage and the room over it have their exterior walls exposed to the outside elements, so these rooms tend to need more heating and cooling.
You may ask, how about installing fiberglass insulation?
That’s also a good idea, but it is not very effective; why?
The cold air will manage to go over and around the insulation, leaving your floors cold. Moreover, with time, gravity will pull away from the insulation, leaving your floor exposed to the cold; the result, of course, is a cold inhabitable room.
What’s the solution?
Glad you asked.
There are two practical solutions:
- Consider investing in an in-floor radiant heating system
With radiant heating systems, the heat is emitted from the floor, warming the entire room. And just like that, your cold over-the-garage bedroom can be warm and cozy.
- Radiant panels installation
Another great option is installing radiant panels on your walls. Not only do they warm the room, but they also bring a stylish aspect to it.
Floor radiant heating systems, as well as radiant panels, utilize Far Infrared Heating which uses less energy, hence lowering your heating bills while at the same time generating a great deal of warmth.
Any way you look at this, radiant heating systems are worth considering.
Let our Experts at The Plumbing Co. LLC Help with Your Radiant Heating Services
Winters in Santa Fe, NM, and the surrounding areas tend to be very cold. Our experts can help make your home comfortable with our radiant heating services.
- Installation services and repair for any type of hot water heating
- Repair of natural gas, propane or electric-fired boiler or radiant heating systems
- Repair and service – no construction
Call us today.