So, how do we heat these rooms on a limited budget? There are two bedrooms in the basement that our children will be using, and then there is the large family room (400 ish sq ft, I estimate).
I'm not opposed to simply using space heaters in the basement. The kids are older teens, and probably won't be living with us that much longer. When they move on, the basement won't be used much, just as guest rooms, storage, that sort of thing. If a space heater can keep their bedrooms comfortable while they're sleeping, that seems sufficient. Also, they have down comforters and are used to sleeping in cold weather (we tend to keep our home cool in the winter, around 58-62 at noc). Do space heaters seem reasonable in this situation?
The family room will be used a lot, and has large north facing windows, so I imagine even a couple of space heaters wouldn't cut it, and that doesn't seem very economical or efficient, anyway. Any suggestions for this room?
Thanks in advance!