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 that say that 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?
Conservatories are made predominantly of single or double-glazed glass, therefore, like your brick-built house, it is impossible to ensure it is never too cold in extreme weather but there are a few ways to help you keep warm:
- check that window and doors are draught-proofed to ensure you are not losing heat through bad joints or seals.
- blinds and drapes can be closed to help retain warmth.
- throws and blankets on soft furnishings can create additional warmth and take the edge off leather chairs or sofas.
- underfloor heating or carpets with underlay is great.
- some floor tiles insulate the floor however minimal warmth is lost through the floor.
- a rug will help keep feet warm and avoid a chill from a cold floor.
- leave the adjoining doors open to the house to take the chill off the conservatory.
- 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 you ceiling unless you install an insulated conservatory ceiling. Call now for a free quotation on 0800 695 8228. Remember: there is no cure for extreme weather however preventing heat from being lost through the roof is definitely a BIG step towards making your conservatory as efficient as possible.