How to Keep the Essex Heat at Bay
Conservatories can get too hot too quickly, especially in sunny Essex, but with a few simple steps you can enjoy yours all year round.
Conservatories really come into their own during the summer, when sunlight streams in through the windows and the doors are flung open to let the warm breeze in. However, due to what they’re made from, they can really heat up during those warmer months. You don’t need to abandon yours once the summer arrives though! Thanks to some tips and tricks, you will be able to keep your conservatory cool and comfortable, leaving you free to enjoy it all year round. So here’s everything that you need to know.
Blinds are a godsend in the summer, as they’ll simply stop the sunlight in its tracks. Leading conservatory company Caulfield Conservatories advise exploring a wide range of different blinds for your conservatory. There are cheap and fashionable high street options, bespoke fitted blinds that can be operated with a remote control and even traditional wooden shutters. It just depends on what look you’re trying to create. Whatever you go for though, fitting some blinds is one of the most cost-effective ways of cooling a conservatory down.
If you don’t want to cover your conservatory windows with blinds, then cooling film may be an option worth exploring. This film is fixed to the glass, and reflects around 80% of the sun’s heat back away from the room. It’s like having a mirror on the outside of your conservatory, really. As cooling film also blocks UV rays, your soft furnishings and more importantly, your skin, won’t be damaged.
A more expensive but instantly effective way of cooling your conservatory down is with air conditioning. Portable air conditioning units are cheaper than their fixed counterparts, and they’re significantly smaller now than they were even a few years ago. Unlike blinds, air con units do have running costs – which is where you’ll see the extra expense. However, it cools down a room so quickly and effectively it’s highly unlikely you’ll need to keep it on all day.
Keep the windows open
Last but not least is the simplest solution – make sure your conservatory is well ventilated. Keeping windows and doors open in the summer will allow air to pass in and out, and that will stop the temperature from spiking too dramatically. Of course, you should only leave your conservatory windows and doors open while you’re in the house or garden. So it won’t keep your conservatory cool while you’re not there, but on the other hand it won’t cost you a penny!
You’ll have the coolest conservatory in town!
As you can see, there are a few different ways of keeping your conservatory cool during the summer months. What option you go for depends on your price range, how much work you want to undertake and how much time you’re going to be spending in your conservatory. So weigh everything up carefully before you decide to go ahead. With so many options for you to consider though, you can say goodbye to the days of having to avoid your conservatory because it’s just too hot. This year, it’ll be everyone’s favourite room in your home!