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Written by Martin

Conservatory: little tips – big difference

Is your conservatory too cold to handle? 

Sheesh! Feb/March 2018 was one of the coldest spells for some years  with temperatures plummeting to minus 7. Schools were closed, we were advised not to travel and many of us turned up the heating, put on our thermal underwear and found that extra blanket. We can safely say that it was extreme weather. So how cold was YOUR conservatory? Did you turn up the heating or shut the doors and hang an out of bounds sign on the handle? Was your conservatory just too cold?

So how do you keep it warm? 

Conservatories are made predominantly of single or double-glazed glass, therefore, like your brick-built house, it is impossible to ensure that it never gets too cold in extreme weather. But there are a few things you can do in order to keep warm:

  1. Check that window and doors are draught-proofed to ensure you are not losing heat through bad joints or seals.
  2. Blinds and drapes can be closed to help retain warmth.
  3. Throws and blankets on soft furnishings can create additional warmth and take the cold edge off leather chairs or sofas.
  4. Underfloor heating or carpets with underlay is great.
  5. Some floor tiles insulate the floor – however minimal warmth is lost through the floor.
  6. A rug will help keep feet warm and avoid a chill from a cold floor.
  7. Leave the adjoining doors open to the house to take the chill off the conservatory.
  8. Use a plug-in radiator – keep the radiator on a low heat to regulate the temperature in the conservatory, rather than turning it on and off.

Hopefully, all of the above tips will help but warmth will still be lost through your ceiling unless you install an insulated conservatory ceiling. Don’t struggle with a cold conservatory this winter. Call now for a free quotation on 0800 695 8228. Remember: there is no cure for extreme weather but preventing heat from being lost through the roof is definitely a BIG step towards making your conservatory as efficient as possible.

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