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Old October 25th 07, 04:41 PM posted to misc.kids
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For some weird reason my kids' room is much colder than the rest of
the house. We are thinking of buying a room heater. Anything specific
to look for or are all models the same? It's a medium sized room about
11x13 ft.

Thanks.

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Old October 25th 07, 07:30 PM posted to misc.kids
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In article , enigma says...

wrote in
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For some weird reason my kids' room is much colder than the
rest of the house. We are thinking of buying a room heater.
Anything specific to look for or are all models the same?
It's a medium sized room about 11x13 ft.


what do you mean by 'much colder'? if the house is 70, the
room is 50? (my living room is like that, but it has a
fireplace)
add blankets, and/or check the heaters in that room (FHA can
get clogged ducts & FHW can also clog or leak. electric
heaters can burn out or short). room heaters are frequent
causes of fires.
if you must go the supplimental heater route, make sure it is
UL approved, has auto shut off if it tips or overheats & keep
it far *far* away from curtains, beds, closets, anything
except a hard surface. do not place on a carpeted floor. do
not place where a child can reach it or can jostle it enough
to fall over. only run it if there is an adult present....
lee


I would recommend a space heater that heats by convection, rather than
radiation. Like one of those oil-filled heaters.

Banty

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Old October 25th 07, 08:22 PM posted to misc.kids
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On Oct 25, 1:24 pm, enigma wrote:
wrote roups.com:

For some weird reason my kids' room is much colder than the
rest of the house. We are thinking of buying a room heater.
Anything specific to look for or are all models the same?
It's a medium sized room about 11x13 ft.


what do you mean by 'much colder'? if the house is 70, the
room is 50? (my living room is like that, but it has a
fireplace)
add blankets, and/or check the heaters in that room (FHA can
get clogged ducts & FHW can also clog or leak. electric
heaters can burn out or short). room heaters are frequent
causes of fires.
if you must go the supplimental heater route, make sure it is
UL approved, has auto shut off if it tips or overheats & keep
it far *far* away from curtains, beds, closets, anything
except a hard surface. do not place on a carpeted floor. do
not place where a child can reach it or can jostle it enough
to fall over. only run it if there is an adult present....
lee


It's about 5 degrees colder I think though I never measured it. The
younger one (3yo) doesn't like blankets. The older one (4yo) uses a
blanket but doesn't know how to re-cover herself if the blanket shifts
during the night. She's a light sleeper so gets irritated if the
blanket doesn't stay in place. So on colder nights they end up in my
bed for warmth. Given your list of cautions, I think a room heater may
not be a good idea. It's a carpeted room with curtains and beds on the
floor. Adults won't be present when the heater is working.

Anyone has any other suggestions?

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Old October 25th 07, 08:42 PM posted to misc.kids
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ups.com...
For some weird reason my kids' room is much colder than the rest of
the house. We are thinking of buying a room heater. Anything specific
to look for or are all models the same? It's a medium sized room about
11x13 ft.

Thanks.


Have you considered a baseboard heater?
http://www.air-n-water.com/heater_base.htm

I really like ours. I want to get another for our bathroom.


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Old October 25th 07, 08:45 PM posted to misc.kids
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wrote:
On Oct 25, 1:24 pm, enigma wrote:

wrote roups.com:


For some weird reason my kids' room is much colder than the
rest of the house. We are thinking of buying a room heater.
Anything specific to look for or are all models the same?
It's a medium sized room about 11x13 ft.


what do you mean by 'much colder'? if the house is 70, the
room is 50? (my living room is like that, but it has a
fireplace)
add blankets, and/or check the heaters in that room (FHA can
get clogged ducts & FHW can also clog or leak. electric
heaters can burn out or short). room heaters are frequent
causes of fires.
if you must go the supplimental heater route, make sure it is
UL approved, has auto shut off if it tips or overheats & keep
it far *far* away from curtains, beds, closets, anything
except a hard surface. do not place on a carpeted floor. do
not place where a child can reach it or can jostle it enough
to fall over. only run it if there is an adult present....
lee



It's about 5 degrees colder I think though I never measured it. The
younger one (3yo) doesn't like blankets. The older one (4yo) uses a
blanket but doesn't know how to re-cover herself if the blanket shifts
during the night. She's a light sleeper so gets irritated if the
blanket doesn't stay in place. So on colder nights they end up in my
bed for warmth. Given your list of cautions, I think a room heater may
not be a good idea. It's a carpeted room with curtains and beds on the
floor. Adults won't be present when the heater is working.

Anyone has any other suggestions?


Put them to bed in warmer clothing? During the winter, our upstairs is
set to 60 degrees, and everybody's comfortable. I don't think I'd
consider a room heater at night unless it was the only way to get a room
above 55 degrees or so.

Clisby
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Old October 25th 07, 09:45 PM posted to misc.kids
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wrote:

Sleeping bags
Warmer pajamas
Tuck in the blanket so that it doesn't shift
Switch rooms with them

On Oct 25, 1:24 pm, enigma wrote:
wrote roups.com:

For some weird reason my kids' room is much colder than the
rest of the house. We are thinking of buying a room heater.
Anything specific to look for or are all models the same?
It's a medium sized room about 11x13 ft.


what do you mean by 'much colder'? if the house is 70, the
room is 50? (my living room is like that, but it has a
fireplace)
add blankets, and/or check the heaters in that room (FHA can
get clogged ducts & FHW can also clog or leak. electric
heaters can burn out or short). room heaters are frequent
causes of fires.
if you must go the supplimental heater route, make sure it is
UL approved, has auto shut off if it tips or overheats & keep
it far *far* away from curtains, beds, closets, anything
except a hard surface. do not place on a carpeted floor. do
not place where a child can reach it or can jostle it enough
to fall over. only run it if there is an adult present....
lee


It's about 5 degrees colder I think though I never measured it. The
younger one (3yo) doesn't like blankets. The older one (4yo) uses a
blanket but doesn't know how to re-cover herself if the blanket shifts
during the night. She's a light sleeper so gets irritated if the
blanket doesn't stay in place. So on colder nights they end up in my
bed for warmth. Given your list of cautions, I think a room heater may
not be a good idea. It's a carpeted room with curtains and beds on the
floor. Adults won't be present when the heater is working.

Anyone has any other suggestions?

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Old October 25th 07, 09:59 PM posted to misc.kids
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ups.com...
On Oct 25, 1:24 pm, enigma wrote:
wrote
roups.com:

For some weird reason my kids' room is much colder than the
rest of the house. We are thinking of buying a room heater.
Anything specific to look for or are all models the same?
It's a medium sized room about 11x13 ft.


what do you mean by 'much colder'? if the house is 70, the
room is 50? (my living room is like that, but it has a
fireplace)
add blankets, and/or check the heaters in that room (FHA can
get clogged ducts & FHW can also clog or leak. electric
heaters can burn out or short). room heaters are frequent
causes of fires.
if you must go the supplimental heater route, make sure it is
UL approved, has auto shut off if it tips or overheats & keep
it far *far* away from curtains, beds, closets, anything
except a hard surface. do not place on a carpeted floor. do
not place where a child can reach it or can jostle it enough
to fall over. only run it if there is an adult present....
lee


It's about 5 degrees colder I think though I never measured it. The
younger one (3yo) doesn't like blankets. The older one (4yo) uses a
blanket but doesn't know how to re-cover herself if the blanket shifts
during the night. She's a light sleeper so gets irritated if the
blanket doesn't stay in place. So on colder nights they end up in my
bed for warmth. Given your list of cautions, I think a room heater may
not be a good idea. It's a carpeted room with curtains and beds on the
floor. Adults won't be present when the heater is working.

Anyone has any other suggestions?


Check the insulation above and around their room, it may have shifted.
Use a fan in the hallway to move warmer air into their room.
Put plastic cling insulation on the windows.
Move the beds off of the floor, it's colder down there.
Get a couple of cats to sleep with them. :-)

My 18-yr-old sleeps in the coldest room, and needs a space heater, but it
has to stay in the hall outside his room, where there's a wood floor and no
laundry sure to be piled up, etc.


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Old October 25th 07, 11:24 PM posted to misc.kids
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wrote in message
ups.com...
On Oct 25, 1:24 pm, enigma wrote:
wrote
roups.com:

For some weird reason my kids' room is much colder than the
rest of the house. We are thinking of buying a room heater.
Anything specific to look for or are all models the same?
It's a medium sized room about 11x13 ft.


what do you mean by 'much colder'? if the house is 70, the
room is 50? (my living room is like that, but it has a
fireplace)
add blankets, and/or check the heaters in that room (FHA can
get clogged ducts & FHW can also clog or leak. electric
heaters can burn out or short). room heaters are frequent
causes of fires.
if you must go the supplimental heater route, make sure it is
UL approved, has auto shut off if it tips or overheats & keep
it far *far* away from curtains, beds, closets, anything
except a hard surface. do not place on a carpeted floor. do
not place where a child can reach it or can jostle it enough
to fall over. only run it if there is an adult present....
lee


It's about 5 degrees colder I think though I never measured it. The
younger one (3yo) doesn't like blankets. The older one (4yo) uses a
blanket but doesn't know how to re-cover herself if the blanket shifts
during the night. She's a light sleeper so gets irritated if the
blanket doesn't stay in place. So on colder nights they end up in my
bed for warmth. Given your list of cautions, I think a room heater may
not be a good idea. It's a carpeted room with curtains and beds on the
floor. Adults won't be present when the heater is working.

Anyone has any other suggestions?



How about pjs and a blanket sleeper?


 




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