Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Playroom #14

Next up: heat. We chose radiant cove heaters for this room. Our whole house is on electric, no other options out here unless you purchase a propane tank. We use mostly our wood burning fireplace to heat the house in the winter, but occasionally we need to turn on the furnace to get the house up to a comfortable temperature in the morning before the fire kicks in or when we just need a very small warm up.  It was iffy if our furnace could handle heating this big of an addition and it is the farthest room from the fireplace.  We didn't really want baseboard heaters for kids to stick their fingers in, burn themselves on, and have to keep furniture away from.  In researching options we stumbled across these and decided to try them out.  They were fairly inexpensive and are supposed to be pretty energy efficient.  They put off a lot of heat, but we are curious how well they will heat the room in the middle of winter!  Andrew first installed them on June 19th, these first set of pictures.
Northeast corner
Southeast corner, you can see the thermostat on the right, above the light switch
West wall
After a few days we decided that we wanted them installed a few inches higher, and to change the way the electrical ran into the wall.  So he rehung them, one of the few times during this process where he has had to go back and change something.  It was a hard decision.  A few inches didn't seem like a lot and it meant a lot of drywall patching, texturing, and repainting.  But in the end it was so worth it.  They look a lot cleaner and neater. Here they are on the 26th of June.
Northeast corner
Southwest corner
West wall

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