When purchasing a property, you might have your heart set on a feature that your ideal home will have, such as a state-of-the-art kitchen, a large garden area or maybe it’s a property with a feature throughout the entire place such as high ceilings. Homes with high ceilings appeal to many when buying a property and they come with many benefits such as, an illusion of a larger space and the addition of buckets of natural light. But with this comes the question, how can you heat rooms with high ceilings? Here’s a few ideas:
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Knowing how to heat your home in all your different rooms is important to make sure your space feels homely. Bathrooms need heat to dry towels and so that you don’t freeze getting out of the shower on a cold, winters morning! A heated towel rail is ideal when it comes to hanging towels and heating the room. Considering the BTU (British Thermal Unit) output and the size of your radiator can help when heating a bathroom with a high ceiling. The higher the BTU, the more effective the output of heat from your radiator will be.
Properties with high ceilings will likely feature a lot of extra windows. Whilst sunlight streaming through the room in the summer is bound to help when it comes to warmth, windows are a major source of heat loss too. Keeping curtains and blinds open in the summer to allow heat and light into the room will help to warm it, but you should also consider if you are losing heat through your windows too. Making sure you replace single-pane glass with double or triple-pane will make a big difference when it comes to keeping the heat in. Weatherproofing is also important, so make sure all windows are correctly sealed.
Usually, you’d think of using ceiling fans to cool a room rather than to help warm it up. Heat rises, and in a house with high ceilings, this can cause problems! Using a ceiling fan can help to push the air that rises back down to where you need it to be. Changing a ceiling fan to a clockwise motion in the winter helps to push the air downwards, making sure the heat is exactly where you need it when you need it most.
Radiant floor heating can be used to heat a room from the ground up. It is available in both electric and water-based systems, running below the floor to generate warmth. This could be a great solution if installed in a property with high ceilings as it covers the whole room and does not overheat, warming the room evenly. Maybe you don’t have the space for a radiator or simply don’t want it to change the aesthetics of your room? Radiant floor heating doesn’t take up wall space and is a solution that allows you to enjoy the whole room without radiators.