Electrical Space Heating with Uninsulated Walls
Happy Holidays! I have a wood house with an air sealed and insulated (R-40) unfinished vented attic and a sealed (as best as I could) and insulated (R-5) above grade wood crawl space, rim joists EPA rigid and spray foamed. Walls of this single storey home are uninsulated, windows (a lot of windows) are wood French style opening with single pane water levelled glass. We have exterior storms in the making. The property is located in Southern Ontario.
We have a direct vent gas fireplace with a fan, giving out about 20000BTUs in the dining area which sits midway between the open concept living/dining/kitchen area. We are thinking about electric heat to provide intermittent warmth for 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. This is a 1400 square foot area total.
2 bedrooms and one bathroom open directly into the living/dining/kitchen space. If bedrooms doors are left open through the day, I believe the only time heating would be necessary in the bedrooms/bathrooms would be in the morning (if door is closed through the night) and maybe really chilly nights.
I’ve read opinions here about radiant cove heating. Then there is electrical fan heaters (is that what you call an electrical resistance heater?) and convection heaters. We would like a thermostat and a programmed timer so the bedroom can get warm before the occupant wakes.
Still unsure about which heater to use where. I asked a previous question about using baseboard heaters under windows…the answer sounded like a resounding yes.
Can I get another review of types of electrical heaters and an opinion regarding which would be best in my situation?
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