Warm children's room


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Old 09-23-20, 07:11 PM
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Warm children's room

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Next month we'll move to a new house. I'm planning to make the renovation by myself and have a question about the baby's room. It's located on the 1st floor, and the previous owners of the house said that sometimes this room gets very cold. Later we want to move the children's room to the 2nd floor, but I need to do something for now. I was thinking to put a warm floor system and buy a good heater. But my wife's afraid to leave the heater overnight. Maybe you can suggest a safe heater or something we can do to make the room warmer?

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Old 09-23-20, 09:19 PM
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I don't understand the title.... warm room. Do you mean cold room ??
I was thinking to put a warm floor system and buy a good heater.
Pretty drastic.
What conditions the house now ? Hot air.... hot water.... heat pump..... furnace ?

Electric baseboard heaters supply an even heat and are completely reliable for unattended use.
 
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Old 09-23-20, 11:03 PM
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Do you mean cold room ??
Yes, my bad. I was thinking about how to make the room warm but and picked the wrong word.

What conditions the house now ? Hot air.... hot water.... heat pump..... furnace ?
There are only cold water and a boiler. As far as I know, a central gas heating system is used.

The rest of the house is warm but the problem is only in one room
 
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Old 09-24-20, 09:44 AM
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You said "Boiler".
Is it hot water or steam heat? Are there radiators, baseboard heaters, or what?
 
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Old 09-27-20, 09:24 PM
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it's a steam heat and there are radiators

I was thinking to get a wall-mounted heater, something like this one. But as I already said, my wife afraid to leave it working overnight. Since the temperature in other rooms is normal, a friend of mine suggested trying wall insulation. Hope it will help
 
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Insulation may help.
You don't need a specific heater for a baby's room.

My recommendation would be to use a 1000-1500w electric baseboard heater. Typically it gets mounted on an outside wall..... under windows if there any. It gets wired to its own circuit. It is designed for complete safety. When it comes to using electric heat..... a hardwired heater is safer than a plug in model.

In the link is a 1000w heater. There is a 1500w version lower on the page. You'll also need the optional thermostat that mounts to the unit or you can use a line voltage wall thermostat.

1000w baseboard heater
 
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Why not just fix the radiator?
 
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it's steam heat and there are radiators
Missed that. That should be an easy repair. It could be as simple as a steam vent.
 
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Thanks a lot for your help and advice!
 
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Old 09-29-20, 04:48 AM
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Do you know how to fix your radiator? Or troubleshoot it?
 
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If you don't have any joy with the existing radiator, get an oil filled electric heater - they are low temperature and very safe for your application (pleasing the wife)!
 
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Check the radiator trap and piping for rust and debris. May need to replace trap element.
 
 

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