Posted on: 10 October 2016Share
Having a playroom in your home for your children to spend time in can be a great idea. Not only do you confine their toys and messes to a certain location, but your children will also have their own space where they can let their creativity roam. Ensuring that the playroom is properly heated is one of the first things you should do before decorating it. Here are 3 tips to keep in mind when choosing a heating system.
Look for Automatic Adjustments via Thermostat Sensors
Children's bodies are sensitive to fluctuations in temperature. If the room temperature is too hot or too cold, it can prevent them from sleeping well. Most children will spend so much time in their playroom that they might eventually just turn it into their bedroom. Look for heating systems that come with the ability to make automatic adjustments via built-in thermostat sensors. Generally speaking, you should keep the room temperature between 65 to 70 degrees Fahrenheit when it's time for your child to go to sleep.
Opt for Heated Flooring If Possible
Hot air rises because the bonds between the molecules are not as close. If you install a heating system that released heated air through a duct near the ceiling, there's a good chance that the heated air may never make its way down to the floor where your children will spend most of their time. To ensure that your children feel the heat, install heated flooring wherever possible, as it radiates heat throughout the space from the floor upwards. This ensures that less heat will be lost and wasted.
Seek Filtration Systems for Heated Ducts
In the event that you don't have the time to install heated flooring, heated ducts are the next best thing. As these heating systems are often connected to the central HVAC system, look for ones that have built-in filtration systems that will remove pathogens, pollutants, and allergens from the heated air being circulated within the room. Clean, filtered air will keep your child's immune and respiratory system healthy, especially during allergy and flu season.
Determining the type of heating system to install can be a headache—especially for those who don't know much about the advantages and disadvantages that different systems have to offer. Speak to a contractor to determine what works best for your home, your children, and your wallet. There are many factors you need to consider when making a decision.