A conservatory is a beautiful feature to any home, but it should not just be saved for summer months as it can be enjoyed all year round if you keep it warm.
Here are our tips on how to heat up your conservatory in Cheshire, so you can make the most of it all winter long.
- Double glaze your windows
The trick to keeping your conservatory warm is to prevent heat loss. As most of the heat will escape through the glass windows and doors, you should invest in high-quality double or triple glazing.
If your conservatory was installed years ago or has not been well maintained, it might be time to update your glazing as you will waste a lot of money on your heating bills if you don’t.
- Reduce draughts
There’s nothing worse than feeling a draught when you’re trying to relax, so make sure you block any. You can buy draught excluders and push these against doors, while making sure your windows are properly sealed too.
It’s wise to install thick blinds that lock in the heat and, as tiled floors are particularly chilly on your feet during the winter, you could add a rug or carpet to the flooring as well.
Carpets are becoming more common in conservatories these days and you could add good-quality underlay and insulation for extra warmth.
- Heat it up
Of course, you could install heaters in your conservatory to keep it toasty, including fan heaters and radiators. However, infrared ones are best as the heat doesn’t rise and get lost through the windows and roof like it does with typical convection ones.
You could also invest in underfloor heating if you plan to spend your winter nights snuggled up in your glasshouse.