A conservatory is a beautiful addition to the home, providing extra space, filled with light and warmth.
According to an article in This Is Money, the majority of conservatories don’t need planning permission, and they are cheaper to build than other types of extension.
However, as a room built mainly from glass, the conservatory isn’t always as warm, or as cool, as you might wish. That delightful light-filled space can become overpoweringly hot during summer days and can be uncomfortably cool during the winter months.
But there’s no need to panic! There are steps that you can take to ensure that your brand new conservatory is kept at a perfect temperature so that you can enjoy it all year round.
Keeping warm in winter
Some conservatory owners simply close the room up during the winter months, but this really isn’t necessary, as there are plenty of ways of keeping it warm enough to use.
Double glazing is essential to retain the warmth generated by your central heating system, and you can fit insulating blinds that will help to trap the heat, particularly during the evenings, although opaque options are also available, if you don’t mind losing out on a little daylight.
The floor is another vulnerable area which allows heat to escape, so carpeting or rugs can help to keep the heat trapped. You might like to install a dedicated heater for the room too; for example, when it comes to designers and manufacturers of conservatories Tewkesbury company, firmfix.co.uk/conservatories, offers clients a range of options, including radiators, underfloor heating or wall-mounted heaters, all of which can help to keep your conservatory toasty-warm, even in the coldest of weather.
Keeping cool in summer
During the hottest summer days, keeping your conservatory comfortably cool can be challenging, but installing blinds can be a useful first step in limiting the heat build-up throughout the day.
Double glazing comes into its own when the sun is blazing, and if you opt for tinted glass, much of the heat from the sun’s rays can be diminished, making the room much more comfortable, even when the mercury is soaring.
Installing a fan is a useful option, but for the best results an air conditioning unit is probably the best way forward, helping you to keep you cool in summer and warm in winter.