How to Warm Up a Drafty Kitchen

Everyone has a room in their house where there’s always cold and drafty. It is also the only room in the house where it’s the most difficult to make it warm and comfortable. For most people the kitchen is that specific room. The good news is that you can use some smart methods to warm up your kitchen without having to make a whole in your budget.

Electric floor heat

This method of warming a room is nowadays very popular due to the fact that it’s an afforable way of heating a cold drafty room like the kitchen. Most homeowners prefer using an under-tile radiant system because it’s the most common and less-expensive but there are also other systems that deliver the same results. Some systems, for instance, work well beneath carpet, engineered floors or laminate so when choosing a heating system make sure to opt for one according to the type of flooring you have in your kitchen. It’s important to mention here that you can choose between two different systems: a “mat” system where the wires are arranged inside a fabric mat or a “loose wire” system that is installed across the floor.

Radiant ceiling panels

This next solution is very convenient because it takes a small time to heat an entire room so you will not have to wait a long period of time to feel warm and comfortable. Radiant ceiling panels provide heat from above. One important thing that should be mentioned regarding their performance is the fact that radiant ceiling panels direct the heat in a specific area so this is a great choice for people who are on a budget and don’t mind the “spot heating” method in return to a low power consumption. These panels can reach temperatures of up to 150 degrees Fahrenheit in just 5 minutes but they cool down very fast. The panels can be screwed to the ceiling or installed in a ceiling grid, after all it’s just a matter of preference.

Infrared heater

If you have a kitchen that is cold of most the times while you are there, you can purchase an infrared heater. By using the infrared heater you can warm up your entire kitchen within a short period of time. The radiant heat is absorbed by the objects in your room so the temperature will increase gradually. No matter how cold it is outside you will feel warm and comfortable, regardless of how spacious or small your kitchen is. This is also an environmentally friendly solution because infrared heater don’t operate with carbon combustion or toxic by-products.