We have just exited the so-called sunny summer and entered autumn, which means that winter and the cold months leading up to Christmas are fast approaching. And especially living in the UK then you know how important it is to make sure that your home stays warm in the winter!
Is It Difficult To Keep Warm In Winter?
It can be, dependant on where you live it can be harder for you to keep your conservatory warm, in certain places in the UK slightly later this time in the year they begin to receive snowfall which can make it a lot harder to keep your conservatory warmer.
Although it can be challenging to keep your conservatory warm at all times of the day in this particular weather, there are a number of precautions that you can take to ensure that your conservatory stays warm this winter. So if you want to find out how – then keep reading!
The flooring used in your conservatory can make a great deal of a difference – although it may not seem like it. Wooden flooring can not hold copious amounts of heat – and any heat it does have it has a hard time keeping hold of it. So if your conservatory currently as wooden or tiled flooring then you may want to consider changing this, not only is carpet comfier on the feat but it also has better insulating properties then wooden or tiled flooring.
Although heat rises conservatories Milton Keynes are made out of glass. Therefore it is inevitable that you will lose a certain amount of heat through the glass and also through your flooring. If you are not currently in the position where you can replace your conservatories flooring, then you could consider laying down a large rug or carpet. Even walking around on a cold wooden or tiled floor can make the room feel colder than it is, so you should consider underfloor heating or insulation.
#2 Block Off Draughts
Draughts are another common cause of cold conservatories, but this is a problem that can easily be addressed. You should double check that your doors Ampthill are draught-proof to make sure that they are not letting in any unwanted cold air, also check that if you have any windows incorporated into your conservatory that they are airtight too. If your doors and windows are sealed and draught-proof, but you still feel the cold, then you can purchase blinds or curtains that will help keep warm air in your conservatory and stop your glazing losing any more heat.
#3 Guardian Tiled Roof Conservatories
If you do not yet have a conservatory but are thinking about investing in one but are concerned about keeping the cost and effectiveness of keeping it warm, then this could be the ideal alternative for you.
Our tiled roof conservatories are a warmer more practical form of a conservatory, if you want your conservatory to look slightly more like home extensions, then our guardian tiled roof conservatories could be the better alternative for you. Tiled roof conservatories are often favoured for their energy-saving properties, and they can not only help you save money on your energy bills, but they also look more like a home extension and can help blend into your home easier.
Because tiled roofs are made using bricks and tiles, you are able to insulate your conservatory with cavity wall insulation to keep it warmer; it’s also harder for you to lose heat through bricks and tiles as opposed to PVC and glass. And you may be thinking that a tiled roof conservatory may take longer than a typical conservatory to install. However, this is not the case, and your tiled roof can be built and completed in a shorter time than any other form of home extensions.
#4 Electrical Heaters
Electrical heaters can be purchased from stores such as Argos and Screwfix for affordable prices, all you need to do is plug in the heater and switch it to the temperature that you find appropriate for the room that you are in. Although electrical heaters are helpful and efficient at keeping the room warm, they should never be left on unattended. Home fires can be caused by flammable materials being too close to heaters, so it’s essential that you never leave them unattended – not to mention that you should never leave any electrical appliances plugged in when you are not home.
You should always be aware of the glass used on your conservatory, single-paned glass can cause heating loss in UK homes so imagine if your conservatory is made entirely out of single-paned glass. Although it may not seem like it double and triple glazing can help not only keep your conservatory airtight but also improve your conservatory efficiency at holding heat.
Double or triple glazing makes it a lot more difficult for warm air to leave through windows – this will still happen, but you will lose a lot less than you would with single paned windows.
#6 Wrap Up Warm!
Not only is this way free but it’s also comfy! Leading up to Christmas is there any better feeling than curling up on the sofa in your pyjamas with loads of blankets and a cup of tea? If you use your conservatory as a second living room or a games room, then this could work in your favour. It’s likely you will already have seating in there, and likely a TV so why not just put on your onesie and bring down your duvet instead of spending money on extra utensils to help keep your conservatory warm. Or you could do this regardless of how warm your conservatory is!
So to keep warm this winter, you don’t need to break the bank – especially with Christmas coming up that’s the last thing you want to be doing. So if you already have a conservatory, then these tips might help you in the winter months, and if you’re considering extending your home with a conservatory then do not let the sometimes sad weather steer you off the idea. Keeping your conservatory warm and clean is relatively easy without splashing the cash so you should always take the steps that suit you.
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