Indoor Heating: Fall to Winter
Fall is such a transitional season. Everyone loves going for a stroll to admire the near-daily changing colours While a long-sleeve shirt or a hoodie are standard wears on those scenic journeys, before long, the breeze gets a lit brisker and the sweaters get a little heavier. Somewhere around Thanksgiving, we collectively begin to think about flipping the furnace on. (So far this fall, we’ve been given a nice reprieve from the chilly temperatures – and a little more time to prepare for the coming cold.) But there are so many more creative and comfortable ways to prepare your home for winter.
Now is the perfect time to assess how to make your home as comfortable as possible once the temperature drops.
Winter, as much as we love to hate it, can be a season to look forward to. Curling up on the couch for a hockey game or a movie on a dark, cold Saturday night is something everyone across the country enjoys. Or, after an evening of shoveling with the neighbours, warming up in front of a crackling fire with a cup of hot chocolate is about as cozy as it gets.
Bringing these feelings of comfort and coziness to reality may be easier than you think.
There are variety of fantastic home heating solutions that will accommodate your space and your family’s needs.
Bring coziness and a very efficient source of heat to your home. Gas fireplaces have become a popular choice among homeowners looking to enhance their home’s ambiance and comfort. The versatility of direct venting means they can be installed when space is limited. Venting can be routed directly through a roof or wall. A variety of designs can be found to fit nicely into any style or décor. And when the cold weather sets in, you can control the size of the fire and the warmth that fills your room. In case of a power outage, gas fireplaces are also a secondary source of heat for your home.
An electric fireplace can be the perfect option for a room or home where venting isn’t possible. These can be a very stylish addition to any room – especially where space is limited. The simple installation and heightened safety make these a popular choice. Models come in all kinds of impressive visual styles – spanning from the more traditional to the sleek and modern. From a decorating standpoint, an electric fireplace can be an impressive, economical way to add a functional feature element. You can relax in warmth that comes at the touch of a button; easy controls and the ability to set the thermostat gives you consistent heat exactly where you need it.
There’s nothing quite like the traditional, woodburning fireplace. A true classic. Often, it’s what comes to mind the moment we think “fireplace”. And, it can be what we use to measure the merits of the alternative formats. Building and stoking the fire, then watching it dance and crackle as it warms the room, is such a cozy thought – an escape to a simpler time. Even the scent of a freshly started fire evokes a sense of calm and comfort. While they do require the right amount of space, these fireplaces can be a welcoming, relaxing feature for your home. With variations of inserts and stove-styles, you can find the one that suits your style and provides a soothing, warming environment.
Ductless Heating brings an efficient dynamic to your home’s climate control. These wall-mounted units deliver quiet and comfortable heat to your space. They can be a popular choice for hard-to-heat rooms, like enclosed porches or basements. Not only are they very efficient to operate, you can cut down on your energy use by using them in a room that’s often occupied – reducing the need to heat other areas of your home.
Radiant Tube Heaters or Infrared Heaters
Working in a garage or shop can be a chilly undertaking on a cold winter day. And efforts to heat a large space like that can be challenging and costly. Radiant Tube Heaters, also called Infrared Heaters, offer an efficient solution. These units use infrared energy to warm the objects of the space which, in turn, results in a comfortable ambient temperature. Traditional heating warms and circulates the air. In sprawling spaces with high ceilings, this can take a significant amount of time and plenty of energy. Using Radiant Tube Heaters in your large space will provide much needed warmth and comfort without putting a huge strain on your energy bills.
We would be happy to help you find the best way to bring warmth to your home. Whether it’s efficient heat, coziness, or both, we can discuss the best way to keep you and your family nice and warm this winter.