Hello everybody, this is my first post here. I did read the rules and look for a FAQ, I think I understand that questions from homeowners are welcome so long as they aren't DIY things.
I'm asking what can be done about a particularly cold room in our home. This is our third winter in this house. The first winter we just used it for storage, the second winter we turned it into a nursery but our newborns slept with us in the master bedroom. This year our twin daughters (now 16 months) are sleeping there and the cold really bothers me. We have a space heater in the room, but it seems like there should be a better way.
The room feels significantly colder than the rest of the house. Based on its position, it is probably the longest duct run from the furnace of any room. The room only has one vent (almost all other rooms have two vents). The room is also north facing, so doesn't get much sun warming. It is partially above the garage, so the floor (insulated) is partially above unheated space, and two and a half of the walls are exterior facing.
Are there any reasonable things that a HVAC contractor could do to try to warm up this room? Are there things I could check myself that would help in giving advice?
I'm not happy with having a space heater in this room once the girls grow out of their cribs and move into toddler beds.
Thanks in advance for any suggestions. If you have questions, I'll do my best to answer.