Sunrooms are a great place to enjoy brunch with the family or to curl up with a good book. There’s just something peaceful about feeling as if you’re sitting outside!
We can certainly understand why they’re so popular.
But, if you have a sunroom now, or you’re considering having one built, you likely know space can become very warm in the summer, and very cold in the winter.
The good news is that there are steps that you can take to help ensure that you don’t experience the wide temperature swings that sunrooms can be known for.
Out of the gate
If you’re wanting to add a sunroom onto your home, there are several things you can do during the planning phases that will help keep the room feeling pleasant even during the warmest and coolest days of the year.
First, you’ll want to talk to your contractor about insulated glass. When you choose to install insulated windows, straight out of the gate, this will help mitigate some heating and cooling issues down the road.
A second measure you can take that will help prevent your sunroom from becoming too warm involves having the windows tinted. Not only will this help provide protection from the sun’s UV rays, tinted windows can also help you beat the heat.
You may also want to consider talking to your contractor about blinds.
Although some people choose to install blinds on interior walls of their sunroom, there are panes of glass that you can buy that have blinds embedded within them.
Plan for ventilation
Ventilation is a must when it comes to regulating the temperature in your sunroom. Make sure the contractor has included ventilation panes toward the top of your sunroom walls.
This will provide a space for the warm air to escape during the summer.
Consider a mini-split
If you already have a sunroom, but it wasn’t built with insulated windows or tinted glass, you may consider talking to an HVAC company about installing a mini-split.
A mini-split is a ductless heating and cooling unit that consists of two components—an outdoor compressor and an interior unit that blows hot or cold air.
Mini-splits are far more energy efficient than AC units and they’re safer to use than a floor-sitting space heater.
Contact Loveland HVAC repair today
If you have questions about the pros and cons of mini-split systems or you’re wondering if a mini-split would be a good solution to help you cool or warm your sunroom, we can help.
When you contact Loveland HVAC repair you can rest assured that you’re working with a company that has years of experience in helping Loveland, CO residents with all of their heating and cooling needs.