The room was nice and comfortable, toasty but not too hot
Every Christmas, I visit my parents’ house and stay for about a week and return home after the new year. It has become tradition to spend Christmas at their home because I prefer the colder weather during the holiday. Sometimes I wish for snow, I dream of having that white Christmas, but that hasn’t happened in a while. There are 3 bedrooms located upstairs in my parents’ house and one of which is located above the garage. That particular room has very little insulation so it is usually freezing in the Winter. Therefore, it becomes difficult to manage the heat when we have a house full of people. If the thermostat is set to 76 degrees, the room over the garage is comfortable, but the 2 additional bedrooms get extremely warm and end up feeling like furnaces. My room usually becomes unbearable to sleep in, so typically, I turn the heat off prior to going to bed. And you guessed it, if the weather is brutally cold outside, the room over the garage that lacks proper insulation becomes an icebox. We had to come up with a solution for this issue so that all our houseguests could sleep comfortably. After a short discussion, we decided to purchase a space heater for the room over the garage. This proved to have solved the problem because that night I was able to turn the HVAC unit off and we kept the space heater on in the room over the garage. The room was nice and comfortable, toasty but not too hot. It is amazing that a $25 space heater could create such comfort, and my dad noticed that using the space heater for guests staying in that room over the garage has saved him some money on his heating bill over the years.