Heating a hallway can be a challenge. Your hallway heater will probably need to heat much more volume than any other area in the house. We will provide you with some tips to heat your cold hallway.
- Improve the isolation in your hallway first
- Choose your radiator based on the size of your hallway space
- Opt for less conventional ways to keep your hallway warm
Improve the isolation in your hallway first
To begin our battle against the cold, it is important to invest in some proper isolation tactics. It is possible that the radiator you already have is sufficient enough to warm the hallway, but the lack of isolation prevents it from doing so. Place weather strips around windows and doors, fill in holes that let the cold outside air in. A more advanced way of isolating is placing insulation between the rafters of your house.
Choose your radiator based on the size of your hallway space
If your hallway is small and narrow, a small radiator will be sufficient. For a large space, a big radiator is required of course. If your hallway is connected to your staircase, a tall vertical radiator can be your friend. Install this in the bent of your staircase and both the hallway and the upper part will be heated. The same goes for a hallway with a high ceiling; a tall radiator can be the answer.
Opt for less conventional ways to keep your hallway warm
If you do not like the sight of radiators, or they just take in too much space, consider underfloor heating. This way, less heat is swept upstairs, and the heat is evenly spread through the area. Another option can be an electrical radiator; these things are less big and plump than the conventional water-driven radiators and you do not need to move any pipework.