Evenly heating two-story homes can be a little difficult. Obviously, the upper story is usually much warmer than the story below it because hot air rises. Many homeowners are able to simply make adjustments to their air flow by closing their upstairs registers so that the lower level of their house receives more of the airflow.
But, it's not always possible to keep your upstairs cool enough while still adequately heating your lower levels. You often have to rely on some sort of space heater or extra source of heat to warm up the colder level in your home. If you have a home with a basement, this is an even more pronounced problem. This article discusses three of the best ways to add a little extra heat to the colder levels or rooms in your home.
1. Portable Space Heaters
In some cases, space heaters are definitely the best solution. They only need to be connected to a power source to operate. You can easily unplug your heater and move it from room to room if necessary. Portable space heaters are by far the most convenient and affordable because they are sold at most retailers. However, they often have a limited range and capacity. Also, many people don't like this new piece of "furniture" taking up floor space. It can also be a little inconvenient having to move around your space heater.
2. Wall-Mounted Space Heaters
This is why some people prefer having wall-mounted heaters that are permanently attached to the wall and off to the side of the room. They are nice because they don't take up any of your floor space and you don't need to worry about the cord getting in the way.
3. Booster Registers
Another possibly efficient solution is to install booster registers. These are essentially air registers that have electronic fans inside the vents to help circulate the air better out of the duct system. The fan helps to push air out of the register so that it comes with greater speed and has farther reach. The good thing about booster air registers and that you can just install them in just the rooms that need them the most, and you only need to turn them on when necessary. Obviously, these don't have the heating power of space heaters, but they can do enough for rooms that just need a little extra heat from time to time.
For more information, contact your local heating repair services.