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How to heat and cool a conservatory

How to heat and cool a conservatory

How to heat and cool a conservatory

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Date: 22/05/2017

Even as recently as 10 years ago, conservatories did not achieve the same high levels of energy efficiency as today. Previous generations let out heat too easily and magnified the sun’s rays, leading to conservatories that were unusable for 6 months of the year. 

Glazing technologies have since developed which have made conservatories more comfortable. 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.

Here are some tips to help keep your conservatory cool in the summer and warm in the winter so it can be enjoyed all year round:

Conservatory heating

Underfloor heating

During the winter months a conservatory floor can get cold spots, which is an unwelcome surprise when you want to feel comfy. Underfloor electric heating distributes heat evenly across the whole conservatory floor to ensure cold spots are a thing of the past.

Electric radiators

There is often a lack of wall space in a conservatory so a free standing electric radiator can be a great way to keep your conservatory warm in the winter. They are also available in a range of styles so whether you have a contemporary or traditional conservatory, you can feel warm without affecting the feel of your conservatory. Electric radiators also warm up relatively quickly so there is little time waiting around for your conservatory to get warm.

How to keep a conservatory cool

Ventilation

Good ventilation is crucial to keeping your conservatory cool in the summer months. If you have a south or west facing conservatory, you should have at least 1 roof vent to help keep your conservatory cool. Opening the vent when the conservatory is feeling hot allows the hot air to escape and lowers the temperature of the whole conservatory.