The quality of air being circulated in your home gym has a direct impact on your health and well-being. Clean air fosters a healthy and comfortable environment that plays a crucial part in achieving your fitness goals. So it’s important to be aware of the best ways to insulate and heat your home gym.
It’s often convenient to set up a home gym in your garage, basement, or spare bedroom. However, insulating and heating a home gym can be a hurdle. As a homeowner, having control over the temperature in your fitness space is a must. Here are the best ways to go about it:
1. Proper insulation ensures that heat doesn’t escape the room and the cold air doesn’t make its way inside. To properly insulate your home gym, choose an insulative floor type such as carpet tile or laminate.
For garage gyms, fill the holes and cracks in the walls, if there are any, as cold air and mice may enter these cracks. Filling your walls with fiberglass insulation or polyurethane foam is also effective when it comes to keeping mice at bay.
Make sure the doors are well insulated, too. Fiberglass insulation is an affordable option for this, but there are other door insulation kits readily available.
2. Exercising in a space that’s too hot or too cold doesn’t feel good. Garages and basements are the most damp and cold areas without proper heating and insulation.
For basement and garage gyms, electric and oil heaters are simple to use, although they tend to warm up only small spaces.
Radiant underfloor heating is a great energy-efficient option for home gyms, too, and they don’t take up any space at all.
Underfloor heating may result in significant savings in your utility bills as well.
3. Ideally, just like in a regular gym, home gyms are also well ventilated. Proper ventilation helps avoid stagnant air and minimize CO2 build up. It can also help manage undesirable odors, which can be a huge issue in a fitness area.
If you have a basement gym, however, proper ventilation can be a real challenge. To keep the air circulating, you can benefit from ceiling fans. They work best if you have a high ceiling.
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