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How to keep a conservatory cool in summer and warm in winter

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Many conservatories are too hot in the summer and too cold in the winter. To get the most out of your extra living space, you’ll want to keep the temperature comfortable — come rain or shine.

But how do you fix a cold conservatory? And can you prevent your sun-filled room from becoming extremely hot? In this guide, we’ll look at how to maintain the temperature in your conservatory so that it stays pleasant throughout the year.

How to make a conservatory warmer

When the weather turns colder, conservatories may experience a dip in temperature.

Here are some tips for keeping your conservatory warm and comfortable, even during those chilly months.

1. Choose the right glazing

The first step towards a warm conservatory is having the right type of glass.

At ConservatoryLand, we offer various types of glass that are designed to help regulate comfortable temperatures — keeping the heat inside and the cold out.

Some types of glass are double glazing and highly insulating. This means less warm energy escapes through the glass, keeping the space pleasant and reducing energy waste by a significant amount.

For more information, visit our page on conservatory glazing.

2. Conservatory flooring

Another solution to consider when you want to maintain the temperature in your space is the conservatory flooring.

Wooden floors do not insulate heat as well as carpet, so if you want to avoid a cold conservatory, consider investing in a rug. This can help prevent heat from escaping through the floorboards.

3. Conservatory insulation

Another effective way to keep your conservatory comfortable during the chilly months is to ensure it has good insulation.

DIY insulation solutions like multi-foil conservatory insulation or thermal conservatory roof insulation can make a significant difference if you experience cold temperatures in your conservatory.

For more information, check out our guide to conservatory insulation.

4. Portable heaters

A portable heater or electric radiator is an easy and cost-effective way to heat your conservatory. A portable heater provides heat fast and it doesn’t require any plumbing.

Find more heating solutions in our guide on how to heat a conservatory.

5. Apply window film

Conservatory window film can help reduce glare from the sun, while still letting natural light in. This can be a great benefit if your conservatory experiences intense sunshine. It can also minimise sun damage to your furniture.

For more information, check out the pros of conservatory window film.

How to cool down a conservatory

During the summer, the temperature in your conservatory may become too hot. As it’s primarily made of glass, and if there is no shade to protect it against the sun, your light-filled room can become quite warm.

Here are some ways to cool down your conservatory so that you can enjoy your extra living space throughout the summer months:

1. Install blinds

Conservatory blinds are an excellent way to keep your space cool while also adding style and keeping the chill out when the weather turns colder.

Closed blinds can have a significant effect on temperature because they prevent sunlight from entering and overheating the room.

2. Solar control glazing

Choose a solar control glass roof to help maintain the temperature in your conservatory.

ConservatoryLand’s blue self-cleaning, solar control glass helps prevent your room from getting too hot. Plus, it has a special coating that prevents dirt from building up, allowing your roof to look cleaner for longer.

3. Air conditioning

Another solution to help cool your conservatory is to install an air conditioning unit.

Typically, air conditioning is not a low-cost option, but it is an effective way to ensure airflow in a sun-soaked space to keep it cool.

A low wall-mounted air conditioning unit is a great choice for conservatories with a full-height wall or dwarf wall. Plus, in the winter, the unit can provide warm air that will help heat your room.

4. Ventilation

Ventilation is essential for keeping your conservatory’s temperature pleasant. Allow fresh air to circulate and keep the room cool by opening conservatory windows. Opening up your doors when it’s hot outside will also help maintain comfortable conditions.

Upgrade your conservatory with ConservatoryLand

The construction of a conservatory is one of the most important factors when it comes to maintaining comfortable temperatures. Old conservatories made from poor-quality materials might struggle to retain heat and reduce glare.

That’s why we use modern, high-quality materials and expert building methods. We also guarantee every conservatory for 10 years, giving you peace of mind your installation will last for years to come.

Interested in replacing your old but much-loved conservatory? At ConservatoryLand, we offer various styles, including lean-to, Victorian and Edwardian conservatories.

For more information, download a free brochure today and explore our range of conservatory styles and customisation options.

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