Keeping your conservatory warm or cool

Conservatories are a popular way for homeowners to extend their property. They can be used for a range of activities, whether it’s as a dining room, living space, playroom or home office. One of the only drawbacks is that they become too hot or cold, but the right choice of window dressing or treatment can help with this.

Popular choice

Conservatories have become a common home improvement. They have a relatively low cost when compared with other extensions and they also offer a healthy return on investment. Research from Zopa, a peer to peer financial platform, found that those who opted for a conservatory saw on average a 108% return.

Before you look at the options available for your conservatory, you need to decide on the purpose of the room. In many properties, it may have a number of uses depending on the time of day. With almost 14% of the working population categorizing themselves as home workers, many people will require their conservatory as an office space. If this is the case, it’s especially important to keep the temperature at a comfortable level.

Keeping the right temperature

Conservatories can be particularly hot in the summer, which is not helpful if you want to make the most of the space. At the other end of the year, they can also suffer from extremely low temperatures in the winter months. You can help to keep the space at an optimum temperature by the use of certain window dressings and treatments.

There are a number of specialist conservatory products available that will fit the space precisely and match your requirements, including solar inserts and blinds. It is much easier and more effective to choose a product that has been designed with this use in mind. For example, they may fit easily onto a conservatory roof or have the technology to maintain a comfortable temperature. This includes solar inserts by Polycool, which are an effective way of keeping your conservatory cooler during the summer and warmer in the winter.

With the use of the right products, you can have a conservatory that is available to use all year round, whatever you need it for. You’ll no longer need to huddle up to keep warm or open all the windows to try and let some air in.