How to keep your conservatory at the optimum temperature

Conservatories are a great addition to your home adding value and space, increasing the value of your home. They can be known for poor temperature control, being too hot in the summer and too cold in the winter, but this really should not be an issue for much longer. One of the main reasons for conservatories having poor temperature control is because of the ratio of glass to brick. With a large area of window glass, including in the doors and ceilings, you can imagine it creating a greenhouse effect. The type of window is usually the reason to blame, not all glass is suitable for use in a conservatory environment. Double glazed glass or triple glazed glass both work well in a conservatory setting, creating a warmer environment in the winter as less heat escapes and cooler in the summer as it reflects the sun rays.

Even with double or triple glazed glass, conservatories can still become a little too warm in the summer months. A large area of glass means there really isn’t any shade at all, the best solution for this is to get fitted blinds. Fitted blinds allow you to control the amount of sunlight that enters the room, and can also create areas of shade.

Another option is to purchase and install an air-conditioning system, this can be very handy on those extremely warm summer days, with control of the fan level and the temperature level too. An air-conditioning unit is not only to be used in the summer, it can also be used in the winter too on a reverse cycle. The reverse cycle simply allows the unit to produce warm air at your chosen temperature, keeping the entire conservatory at an optimum range all year round.

So if you feel your conservatory isn’t getting the use it deserves, try these tips on controlling the temperature and create an additional comfortable living area.