How to make a conservatory warmer – ways to heat and insulate your conservatory for all-year round use.
If you are wondering how to make your conservatory warmer as the winter draws in, you may be surprised to know that there are a few steps you can take. Some are more effective than others, some cost more but will pay for themselves in the long run and some are simple but temporary solutions. While temporary fixes will offer a short term warmer space, your efforts are more wisely invested on the longer term goal.
Conservatory Heating Choices
Your first step might be to look for a heating solution such as a radiator, if the space is big enough. If your conservatory is smaller, you will want to look at a suitable option for the space available. The aspect of the conservatory will also be a consideration when figuring out how to make a conservatory warmer. If the sun is shining directly on the main body of the space, it’s going to gain heat very quickly then lose it just as quickly in the evening once the sun disappears.
Consider what time of day you are going to use space. If you plan to use it at the end of the day, you will want an effective heating solution. If you plan to use it during the day, it’s going to be fine, and perhaps even a little too warm when the sun is beating down on it.
While radiators and other heaters may be your first thought, there is also some benefits to an underfloor heating solution. While it’s not instant heat, and can take time to reach an ambient temperature, it will heat up your conservatory effectively as the heat rises so it will fill the entire space.
New Windows, Blinds and Curtains
This is another way to keep the heat in and the cold out. You may want to consider new double glazed windows and a new roof. This is a much better solution than simple blinds and curtains, however they will provide some form of insulation. The design of the blinds and the thickness/material of the curtains will offer varying degrees of insulation but if you have draughty windows, they won’t offer a fool-proof fix.
You could try sealants and insulation products that are designed to fix draughty windows but again, these are not a long term solution and you will still need to fix the problem at some point in the near future.
Replace Your Conservatory Roof
Of course, while you can try lots of the above suggestions to try and make your conservatory a room for all seasons, nothing is as effective or insulates a conservatory as well as a Guardian Warm Roof System. Not only will it keep the temperature regulated all year round, it will also dramatically improve the appearance of your conservatory.
If you are looking for a long-term fix, and one that means you won’t have to worry about your conservatory for the years to come, this is by far the most effective solution when it comes to how to make your conservatory warmer. A replacement conservatory roof is a popular choice offering so many benefits. As well as keeping the heat in, it will keep the space at an ambient temperature all year round and stop the noise when rain batters the roof.
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