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Heating your Sunroom in the Winter

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Fall is here and brought with it wetter, windier, and colder conditions. And while the changing seasons can put a damper on outdoor activities, taking in the stormy weather from the comfort of a sunroom, conservatory, or patio room can give you the feel of being outside.

Comfort being the operative word. While those glass panes bring in all the light during the warmer months, they can also bring in the chill when the weather changes. There are steps that you can take, however, to enjoy each passing rainstorm and remain cozy while doing it.

How your sunroom was constructed is important in any season, but can really make a difference when things get cold. Global Solariums sunrooms are built with thermally broken, heavy-gauge aluminum frames to ensure sturdiness during the harshest weather. Double-sealed, dual pane insulated glass helps prevent heat transfer. In the summer, it helps keep the heat out, and in the fall it helps keep the heat in.

heating a sunroom in winter

Global Solariums sunrooms are built with thermally broken, heavy-gauge aluminum frames to ensure sturdiness during the harshest weather.

But where will the heat come from in the first place? Depending on the size of and where your sunroom or conservatory is located could create an easy solution. An open door between a smaller sunroom and an often used room could provide all the coziness you need. But once the sunroom gets too big, that’s not very efficient, especially if you don’t use the sunroom too often.

On the quick-fix end of the heating question are area heaters. Small, easily moved, and on only when you use them, these heaters can be just the tickets for a small room or a small area of a bigger room.

More extensive solutions also exist, such as tapping into the existing ductwork in the house. It’s a big job up front, but will make heating your sunroom a snap. Other solutions also involve a little bit of installation, whether it’s electric baseboard heat or even a ventless gas fireplace. These sources of heat are also on demand and can keep even the biggest sunrooms warm.

However, running a gas line or installing any kind of electrical device is best left to the professionals. And, if you’re thinking of having a sunroom or conservatory built, ask about these steps beforehand. Contact Global Solariums for more information on how to heat your sunroom efficiently to help you keep comfortable no matter the season.