I rent a room in a house that has hot water baseboard heating. I like it cool when I sleep. I also have a cat so I have to keep my door shut and can only open the windows a small amount.
I need to figure out how I can cut back on the amount of heat that the baseboard heater puts off in my room. It is controlled by a thermostat that is centrally located. The main part of the house is bigger than my room and people raise the thermostat to heat the house. Consequently, the baseboard heating overheats my room.
I am looking for a way to cut down on the amount of heat that my room receives, without causing a fire or damaging the heater.
- Would an aluminized heat shield placed across the output work?
- I saw someone had said aluminum foil.
- Would I need to block the intake too?
- If so could I use some material to block the intake?
- If so would a sheet or a towel work?
- If this is the way to do it, would I drape the material over the top to the bottom or just put it underneath?
Photo of my 3 Legged cat Lucy.