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How to Heat and Cool a Conservatory

10 years ago conservatories were completely useless for 6 months of the year. This was due to the lack of insulation and heating methods which caused them to match the freezing weather outside throughout the cold seasons, and overheat in the warmer periods of the year. Previous designs magnified sun rays and also let out heat too easily, meaning that it was difficult to enjoy the features of a conservatory if the weather was ever too hot or cold.

Glazing technologies have since developed, with the aim to make conservatories more comfortable for the home-owner. Not only do they offer better insulation, but they help to create a safer and more pleasant environment. This means you can use your new conservatory for what it was intended, rather than just another storage space.

Below are a few tips we’ve put together, to help you keep your conservatory warm during the cold seasons and cool in the warmth.

  1. Underfloor Heating – During the winter period, conservatory floors can get cold spots, which is an unwelcome surprise when you want to feel comfortable and cosy. Underfloor electric heating distributes heat evenly across the whole of the conservatory floor to reduce the chances of cold spots and frosty feet!
  2. Electric Radiators – There’s often a lack of wall space within a conservatory as they are mostly made from window panes and frames. A free standing electric radiator is a great way to add warmth to your conservatory. Electric radiators distribute warmth quickly, saving you time during the winter waiting for the room itself to warm up and though they can be expensive, they are sure to keep you warm and cosy throughout the cold seasons.
  3. Ventilation – Conservatories magnify sunbeams, meaning that when it’s sunny outside, it’s going to be humid inside your conservatory – something you really don’t want after a day in the sun. A good ventilation system is crucial to keeping your conservatory cool throughout the summer. Opening vents when the room begins to overheat allows hot air to escape and lower the temperature of the conservatory.

At Clear View, we work hard each day to make our clients’ houses into homes. While we do not specialise in conservatories, we offer a range of services including roof lanterns, bi-folding doors and aluminium framed windows. If you’d like to find out more about our services, call us today on 0800 1357167.

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