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Reduce heat in one room

derf Member Posts: 2
I live in an apartment that has a single zone oil heating system.I am trying to find a way to reduce the amount of heat going through one room only.I can not modify the system because I am not the owner. I have the adjustable flaps on the baseboard lowered, the door closed, but it is still too warm.
Would it be practicle to box in some of the heat strips?


  • MikeL_2
    MikeL_2 Member Posts: 472
    Closing the damper will reduce the baseboard heat output; blocking the space between the front cover and floor will affect the output as well.......
  • derf
    derf Member Posts: 2
    "blocking the space between the front cover and floor will affect the output as well".... Thanks for your response. I assume you mean the amount of heat passing through the baseboard I just remembered I have about 8 feet of baseboard beyond the room I am trying to reduce the heat in, will that effect that section.
  • Jamie Hall
    Jamie Hall Member Posts: 22,175
    No, it won't. What it will do is reduce the air circulating through that length of baseboard, but it won't affect anything beyond that.
    Br. Jamie, osb
    Building superintendent/caretaker, 7200 sq. ft. historic house museum with dependencies in New England
  • Intplm.
    Intplm. Member Posts: 1,618
    What type of control to the heating do you have? Do you have a thermostat ??
  • ethicalpaul
    ethicalpaul Member Posts: 5,106
    Cover the baseboard with a nice folded quilt or blanket?
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  • retiredguy
    retiredguy Member Posts: 840
    You could cover the finned tube with tin foil a little at a time until you reduce the heat in that room to a comfortable level. The tin foil will be hidden inside the enclosure.