- Cool in summer
- Warm in winter
- High energy efficiency
- Reduced heating bills
It’s all about the layers
If you only heat your conservatory, most of it will escape into the outside air, leaving you with a cold room and potentially a higher energy bill. Here’s some tips to give your conservatory an insulation boost in time for winter and turn it into a room for every day:
Start with the basics
Firstly, make sure you don’t lose heat from your house via the conservatory. Keep the door shut between the conservatory and the rest of the house to reduce heat loss. Furnishings like draught excluders for doors, cushions and windows, heavy, lined curtains or blinds and a large rug or carpet will help make it more snug.
These tips are relatively inexpensive to do, but you may find you need to do more to make it a comfortable temperature in the winter.
If you want to go one step further you can install a sealed sliding door, and sealed blinds to separate the conservatory more effectively from the rest of your house. Another idea is to get a thermal curtain installed to the entrance to the conservatory. All of these can help bring down your overall heating costs for the entire house, as heat may be escaping.