It has been a dream a long time in the making but, at last, you have the conservatory you have always wanted. Designed by you, it is the ideal space for your home.
It is the place you intend to relax, enjoy the view, the garden and the swathe of natural light pouring in.
There is just one problem – you find it too cold once summer has passed to enjoy the space. Thus, the dream conservatory is only a reality in the few short summer months. The rest of the time, it is simply too chilly to enjoy.
A conservatory by its very definition is made from glass. With energy-efficient glass and super insulation in the floor walls, it can be a fantastic place to relax but it is a space that can lose heat eight times faster than the rest of your home.
Using blinds, shutting vents and windows before dusk all help to keep the conservatory warmer. But you do need a source of heat, so what are the options?
There has been a steady increase in the popularity of electric radiators in recent years, especially for use in conservatories.
But, electricity is expensive and running the radiators over a long period can soon add up.
As far as heating your home goes, you will be hard-pushed to find a more efficient heating system than underfloor heating, especially the wet or water types.
Conservatory underfloor heating has many distinct benefits;
We associate air conditioning with keeping spaces cool but, the same technology can be used to heat a space too.
The heat pump in the unit can be ‘reversed’, taking the warmth out of the outside air and using it within the conservatory space. In the height of summer when the conservatory can be too warm, it can be used as a cooling unit.
This dual-purpose function makes it a good choice. Check out heat source pumps for more information.
It can be temporarily disruptive extending the existing central heating system, but adding a radiator or two to your conservatory can be an effective means of heating the space.
Available in a range of styles, including a low-profile type, radiators in the conservatory don’t always need to large and cumbersome additions. Using the central heating via zones and a smart thermostat gives you more control over the whole heating system.
It depends on many factors;
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