Being able to sit in your sunroom all year round has many benefits.
First, you are able to grow plants indoors during the cold winter months. This gives your home a healthy dose of fresh oxygen when you are stuck indoors during the winter, as well as removing harmful carbon dioxide from the air.
Second, being able to sit in a sunroom during the cold winter, gives you a chance to still get the sunshine you need. Getting sunshine during the winter provides you with the vitamin D that your body needs, as well as keeping winter depression (seasonal affective disorder) at bay.
Energy-Efficient Windows in Your Sunroom
With the high number of windows that are in a sunroom, it is very hard to keep the room warm without assistance. The best way to keep heat in or out of a sunroom (depending on the time of the year) is with energy-efficient windows.
These windows prevent heat from transferring through them, so in the winter they won’t allow the heat from the inside of your sunroom to escape. This will help keep your sunroom warmer than it would be with regular, single pane windows.
In the summer, energy-efficient windows keep the heat of the summer out, better allowing the sunroom to stay cooler than it normally would.
Insulating Your Sunroom
Having insulation in your sunroom, anywhere there aren’t windows, will go a long way in keeping your sunroom the temperature you want it to stay. You can put insulation in the walls, the roof and floor. The insulation provides a barrier in keeping the heat or the cool air in the sunroom.
A sunroom that has great energy-efficient windows will still lose its heating or cooling through the other areas of the sunroom without having insulation in the other parts.
Sunroom Window Treatments
Another way to keep the heat and cool air in your sunroom is to create another barrier with window treatments. The best looking and most efficient window treatments are blinds that run on a track. The track helps to keep the blinds in place and is especially needed when you are putting blinds on windows that are at a slant or on the ceiling.
Sunroom Heating and Cooling
One way that many people keep their sunroom warm is by installing a wood stove. However, this doesn’t help to keep the sunroom cooler in the summer.
To be able to both heat and cool your sunroom, you may want to consider having a heating/cooling duct brought in to the room so that you can use your central air and heating in the sunroom to control the climate.
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