08:11AM | 01/03/04
Member Since: 01/02/04
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My husband and I are expecting our first baby soon. The nursery was added on before we bought our home and the current furnace ductwork does not send nearly enough heat to that room (looks like dryer tubing). The rest of the house is well heated by our propane furnace. Which option would be safest and most economical for heating a child's room: putting in solid ductwork and hoping that the furnace can pump heat back that far, installing a baseboard heater (burns on little hands?), or a wall heater? Thanks for your help!


07:43AM | 01/05/04
Member Since: 09/16/02
250 lifetime posts
I'm not a heat/air guy, but if your duct is as small as a dryer vent I think I would start there. Is it easily accesible?

Is the door shut on this room quite often. If it is you may want a cold air return duct in there.

Or I have heard and seen a duct booster. It hooks into electric and it's a fan, when your furnace turns on the booster turns on. It creates a suction and blows more heat into that duct. I've seen that at my local hardware.

Experts, feel free to correct my info on here.

Good luck,


04:23PM | 01/23/04
Member Since: 01/22/04
18 lifetime posts
I'd personally advise against a baseboard heater and they dry out a room pretty easily. Not nice on little noses. It's more of an expense as you'd end up having to buy a humidifier for the baby.

We live in a very old farm house and the heat does not travel well to the upstairs either. As one baby's room shares the vent with the bathroom and the other shares our vent, we just blocked off the bathroom and our vents to push more heat into theirs.

We also completely sealed off their windows to keep as much heat in as possible.



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