We just built a room addition in our house, a new bedroom for my kids (ages 4 yrs and 7 months).
The 4 year old slept in his new room for the first time last night, and when I went to check on him, I noticed that when I opened the door, there was a little resistance to it. That is, air resistance. Obviously not nearly enough to keep my from opening it, but there’s a little escape of air when I do open the door.
Also, the room is noticeably warmer than the rest of the new floor. It’s smaller, it has its own a/c vent, the window is brand new and very energy efficient (rest of the house has older windows). The warmth is good, means the insulation is working.
But it made me think…is there a chance there’s no enough circulation in the room? If the air doesn’t circulate enough, can that cause a significant decrease in available oxygen levels? I’m even more concerned when I think of a 7 month old baby joining his brother in the room.
So I realize this is either a serious issue… or I’m an idiot who doesn’t know the first thing about construction. And this is me, less afraid of being and idiot than of being right.
Do I need to worry? Or is this just a well insulated room?