Residential HVAC systems may have a difficult job, especially in colder climates. An HVAC system can only warm a home through warming air and forcing it through the property. If the property is not properly insulated or simply made out of the wrong materials, it can be more difficult to heat. There are some renovations and improvements that can be used to mitigate this.
Radiant Floor Heating
Regardless of how powerful an HVAC system is, there are many floor materials that can naturally feel cold. Ceramic tile and hardwood floors in particular tend to be cold even when a room is at a comfortable temperature. Radiant floor heating positions heaters directly under the floor to warm up the flooring itself, making it comfortable to walk on.
Bathroom Heating Fans
Bathroom heating fans are installed in the ceiling to heat up the air in the bathroom. During the morning and night, these heating fans can make showering and bathing a more pleasant experience. Since these fans will only warm the bathroom itself, they're fairly economical. Most homeowners will turn the fans on before a shower to warm the area once they're done.
Baseboard heaters are designed to augment heating throughout the home. These heaters don't require any difficult installation, since they can simply be attached to the baseboard at the bottom of the wall. Baseboard heaters are efficient and affordable. They circulate the air and heat it, operating very similarly to an ordinary HVAC system. They are quiet and come in a variety of models depending on the heating you require.
Free-standing space heaters are generally discouraged for a home. This is because a space heater is far less efficient than an ordinary home heating system. They can also be dangerous if they aren't well-maintained. But if you find yourself in a specific room of your home often — such as the bedroom or the office — an individual space heater can be far more efficient than heating the entirety of your home. This depends on how well-insulated the room in question is.
In addition to looking at alternative heating methods, you may also want to consider different ways to improve upon the HVAC system. You can improve the insulation, clean out the vents, and change out the filters. But to best improve upon the comfort of a property, it may be necessary to invest in a wide variety of heating instruments. For more information, contact local professionals like R & R Heating & Cooling of Polk CO Inc.