What is the best bedroom heating?
Which heating is the most appropriate for the bedroom? What are the advantages and disadvantages of different types of heating systems in the room where you sleep in?
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Our bedroom is one of the spaces in which we spend a significant part of our time. In winter when it gets chilly, in this room we want to feel warmth and comfort when we need a rest after a long day. Main types of heating systems include electrical appliances in many variations, gas appliances and wood-burning stoves and fireplaces. The best option for you depends on several factors. Let’s take a look at each type. The best heating for a bedroom can be different in different situations for different people.
Heat the bedroom with infrared panels
Inspite of its initial investment which is probably a little more expensive than other electricity devices, infrared heating panels are probably the most appropriate solution for heating your bedroom because:
- Infrared heaters maintain a lower air temperature in the space of use, which leads to the maintenance of humidity levels which are useful for human body. So, during the winter season mucous in nasal membrane do not dry, which allows them to be naturally moist, and this triggeres a genuine and natural protection against many diseases.
- Your bedroom which you heat, warms evenly because of the infrared rays. In that way it doesn’t form typical for all traditional radiators flow of air traffic from the ground to the ceiling. Due to the lack of existence of such a flow disappears and the negative effect which is related with hot face and cold legs.
- Design of infrared panels allows them to be installed anywhere without taking up unnecessary space in your bedroom.
- Room thermostat allows programming consistent with use of the bedroom (in days and hours), and so you get maximum efficiency of heating.
Tip: It is not recommended for large spaces if you are going to use only one panel, but is among the leaders as the most suitable bedroom heating.
Berdoom heating with air conditioners
When an air conditioner is set to a predetermined temperature, the device sensed that when it reached it and it turns off, continuing to maintain the set temperature by working only when it is necessary. In addition, a huge plus for air conditioners is that the generated power in the form of heat is much bigger than the consumed power by the device while it is in working mode. Example: Air conditioner which uses 3200 W, is able to consume only 750 W per hour. And here are some small but important disadvantages of air conditioners:
- Work noisy
- Occupy space
- System maintenance
Tip: Air conditioner is a great option and among the leaders as the most suitable bedroom heating.
Bedroom heating with radiators and convectors, using the principle of local heating
This type of heating is used for larger spaces like a bedroom, although many people use it not only for one room but for the whole house. For example, a heater (radiator) is part of an overall 24-hour central heating system, local heating or heat pump. In the long term this method of heating is more energy efficient than other heaters, but it has some disadvantages such as:
- More expensive initial investment
- Radiators need some space that occupy in your bedroom.
- Air- dry
Tip: Consider whether you will achieve the desired balance between quality, investment, functionality and electricity bills.
Underfloor heating for bedroom?:
One of the biggest advantages of underfloor heating is the lack of maintenance. The other one is system positioning, which does not take absolutely any space in your bedroom. Comfort that provides underfloor heating can not be compared with any other heating in winter. But as the most appropriate it may be referred to the bathroom because of the heated floor during the cold months. You should pay attention that underfloor heating for a bedroom is:
- Underfloor heating can take longer to heat up than traditional radiators
- Retro-fitting underfloor heating can be expensive and impractical
- Underfloor heating must be well designed, it is difficult to change or adapt the system once installed.
Underfloor heating options are two types:
Tip: Ideal heating system for bathroom, but not among the favorites for bedrooms.
Electrical appliances such as radiators, fan heaters, etc.
These are usually portable, cheaper to buy, and a good option if you’re not using them in large spaces or for long periods but:
- Occupy large spaces
- Not recommended for use in long periods of time
- Consum a lot of electricity – respectively expensive bills
Tip: Good for heating small spaces, or individual people.
Wood-burning stoves and fireplaces for bedroom
Wood fires can give a cosy look and feel to a room on a cold night. Modern slow-combustion wood-burning stoves can be quite efficient too but:
- You need somewhere to store wood or coal.
- You have to load the heater or grate, start and maintain the fire and dispose of the ash.
- Apart from modern slow-combustion heaters, solid-fuel heaters are less energy-efficient than electric and gas heating.
- They produce combustion gases and need a flue or chimney, which makes installation expensive.
- The smoke from wood and coal fires can be a major contributor to pollution.
Tip: Good for larger and more difficult heated rooms of a village, but not suitable for urban purpose and bedrooms.
- Construction and maintenance of a gas heating system is an expensive investment
- Gas heating produces small amounts of waste products: gases including carbon monoxide which are dangerous, and water vapour, which can lead to condensation and mould problems.
Tip: Good for heating smaller to medium-sized spaces. It is not the best bedroom heating.
And finally – the choice is yours
Choosing the most appropriate bedroom heating is entirely in your hands, determined by your needs, desires and interest. Nowadays the market offers a lot of solutions based on the requirements of each person. Some are more efficient, but more expensive as an initial investment, others are cheaper but ineffective, etc. Estimate all advantages and disadvantages (price, design, cost. efficiency) of each option for bedroom heating and you will reach the right decision.