Heating for your Loft Conversion
When you have your loft converted by a professional company such as The Loft Consultancy, insulation comes as standard. But how do you warm the space during the night and when it gets into the colder months of the year?
There are a few strong heating options available that can thoroughly heat the converted loft, and with the insulation, this will help the heat circulation around the entire household.
If you already have a boiler system installed within your home, then it makes sense to extend this into the loft conversion. Hiring a company to come in and install new radiators in the space can be done in a very short space of time. At the same time, you will also need to call on a plumber to extend the hot water pipes in the loft space after the radiators are in place.
This is a method used in an increasing number of lofts and even extensions, such as conservatories, because of its cost effectiveness and availability. You can purchase any number of kits from retail stores and install them yourself, without having to make any changes to your existing heating system. And because they are under the floorboards, it has no impact on the design or decoration of your new loft space.
Portable oil filled radiators
If making alterations to your boiler system or installing underfloor heating isn’t the right option for you, you can also try plug-in oil filled radiators as an alternative. This is a far more economical option and, of course, quicker to have up and running in your loft. The main disadvantage is this type of radiator has to work very hard to warm the loft space given their size. If you have developed a child’s room in the loft, do not use this to heat the room. And be wary of placing them nearby to flammable items.
These are used to generate background heat instead of being used for an entire loft, and are best used in conjunction with more conventional heaters. They are cheap to buy and run, and work best in smaller areas or spaces. Some of them also come with timers which can be programmed to turn on and off as needed throughout the day. They simply plug into the wall and can be fixed into brackets to ensure they match the aesthetics of your loft design.