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 How do I heat the kid's room?

31-05-2012,2:38 PM      
jopukeko
Join Date : Apr 2010
Location : Claudelands
Posts : 171

I really need to do something about my kid's bedroom. It is freezing down there at night and they both have had a lingering cold.
A couple of years ago we got the insulation done and a heat pump put in. The heat pump was supposed to heat the whole house but it doesn't. The lounge is lovely and warm and the bedrooms are fine during the day. At night we close the bedroom door to block out the noise and light (their room is opposite the toilet) and Hubby loves to watch load war movies).
I want some way of heating their room that is safe and economical. The room is tiny there is nowhere for a panel heater.

I had thought of putting in a ducting system so the heat from the lounge gets to the bedrooms too. Does anyone have one? Does all the noise carry?

Any suggestions?



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01-06-2012,2:08 PM      
mumof6
Join Date : Apr 2010
Location : Taupo
Posts : 206

What about a portable eco heater which dosen't have to be attached to a wall. I brought a dimplex one last year (had to buy the wheels and rack for it). It only uses 400 watts of power, so only a small jump in the power bill. I have brought another one this year for the hallway which leads to the other bedrooms.
We also have a heat transfer system which was in the house when we moved in. I don't like to use it, as it sucks ALL the heat from the fireplace away from the lounge, dining room etc. and sends in down into the kids room, where they end up way to hot. It sounds like a fan and I can hear it from my room. Also I have heard they are not good for asthmatics, as they can collect dust and send this out too. 
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01-06-2012,2:09 PM      
Lozzykiwi
Join Date : Apr 2010
Location : Mount Maunganui
Posts : 12

We are in a similar situation but we are renting so can't do much, besides plug in a small oil heater. If you put it on for 1/2 an hr before they go to bed the room is nice and warm as they fall asleep. If it has a timer you can set it to come on again at say 3/4am when it gets really chilly. Ours doesn't and I don't like leaving it on all night (safety, and shocking power bills) so when I go to tuck the kids in at 10pm-ish ... I put woolly socks on their hands like mittens!!
They won't keep their arms tucked in so sock-hands do the job! Kids also think it is funny so like wearing them :)

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01-06-2012,3:07 PM      
JulieKidspotter
Join Date : Oct 2009
Location : Hutt City
Posts : 751

Lozzykiwi, you can buy a timer that plugs in between your heater and your power point which will switch it on and off when needed too

You can get them for less than $10 at The Warehouse.
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01-06-2012,7:13 PM      
Lozzykiwi
Join Date : Apr 2010
Location : Mount Maunganui
Posts : 12

Thanks Julie :) Might have to pop in and get one!
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01-06-2012,9:22 PM      
kymie83
Join Date : Feb 2012
Location : karori
Posts : 23

hello
We had the same promblem, we have econo wall heaters on timers in both kiddies rooms both have mini water bottles which i put in their beds to warm them up before they go to bed and nice warm pjs and socks, but its hard there's not much you can do especially if your on a budget like us, this is my 1st NZ winter without double glazing and central heating so im hoping i can improve for next year lol :-) good luck
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02-06-2012,9:18 AM      
goddess588
Join Date : Aug 2011
Location : Te Awamutu
Posts : 11

We use a small oil fin heater and it's great.  DD's room is uninsulated and one of the coldest rooms in the house.  We have used this heater in there in winter for 12 years, since DS was a baby.
Can't wait until the bedroom end of the house is insulated and heated properly.
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02-06-2012,9:39 AM      
LIVINGLIFE
Join Date : Apr 2011
Location : Cambridge
Posts : 86

We have one of those econo heat heaters on the wall in both childrens rooms and it keeps the cold away it is also very economical.
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02-06-2012,1:10 PM      
jopukeko
Join Date : Apr 2010
Location : Claudelands
Posts : 171

Thanks everyone for your advice. I have just been to The Warehouse and bought an EcoSaver panel heater. $130 without out a timer. I could have got one with a timer for $40 more but I have a timer sitting around somewhere. I have just read the installation instructions and it looks like I can put it up out of the kids reach. I'll have to wait until they wake up from their nap to install it but it should be straight forward.

I also bought some arctic (polar fleece) sheets for our bed. $35 for all sized sheet sets at the moment. We don't use a top sheet so I'm going to turn the flat sheet into a fitted one. One of my friends was telling me how nice it was to sleep on. I may have to get some for the girls too. They should dry very quickly too.
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03-06-2012,10:20 AM      
jopukeko
Join Date : Apr 2010
Location : Claudelands
Posts : 171

Well I installed it ok but was grateful that Hubby was at home to assist especially when I was marking the holes while trying to hold the heater still with one hand. The girls' room was so warm last night. It was such a change from walking into an icebox. Miss 3 1/2 was sleeping on top of her blankets.

The girls were very good at leaving the heater alone and were fascinated by the red light on it.

My youngest has been having night terrors but there was nothing last night. Hopefully the heater has solved that problem too.

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05-06-2012,12:41 PM      
GT
Join Date : Feb 2011
Location : Hoon Hay
Posts : 1

Multi-room Heat pumps are the best thing i've heard of heats the bedrooms seperately - like they have in modern office blocks and so the ceiling will have a duct for the air to flow around the room or a panel on the wall somewhere. you can heat 2, 3 or 4 rooms from the one outdoor unit. Ring up your local Heat-pump sales or distributor and they give you prices. more likely to be a little more than a single one but cheaper to heat bedrooms than buying two extra heat-pumps seperately.
 
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