— Sunrooms are usually rooms full of windows that can be enjoyed throughout the year. However, it is can be tricky to control temperatures in such rooms, in both winter and summer.
During summer, sunrays coming through windows can be too strong, raising the temperature inside the room, and possibly ruining floors and/ or furniture, not to mention harmful ultraviolet rays. However, this can be easily managed using the correct type of glass in the windows firstly, and by simply adding good quality curtains, drapes, shades, or blinds that block or lessen outside light.
On the other hand, controlling a sunroom’s temperature during winter is a whole another story. The most important things to keep in mind are windows, insulation, and heating unit.
For starters, in order to be able to use a sunroom all throughout the year, windows should be comprised of insulated glass, also known as double-glazed glass, which is made up of two pieces of glass, sealed with an airspace between them that acts as an insulator. Other options include adding tints, films, or coating to glass in order to help with preventing heat transfer, and keeps warmth inside the room for longer periods of time, resulting in more comfort for the inhabitants.
Other than having insulated glass, homeowners wishing to be able to use their sunrooms all year round should also invest in insulating the roof, walls (if any), and floors. Doing that will certainly go a long way in keeping their sunrooms warm, cozy, and usable during the long months of winter.
When it comes to heating units, opting for a separate HVAC unit is one great option that will pay for itself in terms of high levels of comfort. A heat pump can also be a great option, as well as space heaters, electric, ventless, or portable fireplaces. The options are many, thus homeowners should study their needs before deciding, and consult with their contractors.
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