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A Ventilated Conservatory is a Happy Conservatory

Submitted by on July 16, 2012 – 12:15 pmNo Comment

Ways to Stay Comfortable

Conservatory

If you’ve ever had a conservatory than you probably know just how hot they can be during the summer months if there isn’t enough air being let in and out. The sun definitely beats down on you on a regular basis and there is nothing worse than having that stagnant air floating around with nowhere to go. In order to fully enjoy your conservatory throughout the entire year, ventilation is something that should definitely be on your mind.

Today, we are going to discuss the best ways to keeping your conservatory comfortable so you can enjoy all the benefits and enjoy the beautiful view. Keeping pollutants and moisture in check are very important in any indoor location.

Roof Vents Make a Big Difference

Having high quality roof vents is a must in any conservatory. Since hot air rises, you need to give that air a place to escape to. If you are storing some of your favorite plants inside your conservatory, they are going to thrive once air is kept at a more comfortable level. Make sure your vents can not only let hot air escape but also keep weather out. The last thing you want is to experience leaks whenever it rains or snows. It is also a good idea to select a roof vent that you can lock so it cannot be opened from the outside. Security and ventilation go hand in hand.

Using Interior and Exterior Fans

Interior fans are great for those hot summer days. Fans should be located at least a foot away from the roof of your conservatory so they can get air moving. If they are too close to your ceiling, they are not going to be as effective and waste your time and energy.

Getting Multiple Uses

During the winter months, these same fans can be used to pull hot air from your ceiling and bringing it down into the room. A high quality fan that is able to move air either up or down can save you quite a bit of money each month on heating and cooling costs. Investing in one is definitely worth every penny. With so many options to choose from, you will be able to find something in your budget without a problem.

Exterior Fans

Exterior fans can be used during the summer to pull hot air out of your conservatory, keeping the space cool and comfortable. During the winter they can also be used as a way to keep your hot air inside your conservatory. Especially if you have a conservatory that tends to lose heat, you may want to consider a heat recovery extractor option. This is going to help you save most of the heat that is naturally being lost, bringing it right back into the building.

Conservatory interior

It is always a good idea to check your seals in your conservatory and search for drafts. If you locate an area where air is being lost, fix the problem as soon as possible. It’s amazing just how much money can be saved by simply making a little change. While ventilation is important, you also want to make sure that when you need heat or cold air to stay inside that it is not being lost. Ventilation should be something you can have control over, not something that does what it wants, whenever it wants.

Allow Your Space to Air Out

While vents and fans are fantastic, nothing beats some natural airflow. Open the windows of your conservatory on a regular basis and allow air to naturally make its way through your space. The great thing about this type of air is that it is completely free and easy to get. With a mixture of allowing air in and finding new ways to force it in, your conservatory is going to be a place that everyone in your family can go to and enjoy no matter what the weather outside may be.

Speak with a Professional

It never hurts to speak with a professional whenever making changes to your conservatory or any other part of your home. There are a wide range of options when it comes to keeping your space comfortable and a professional may be able to come out and find a simpler solution or one that is going to save you the most money in the long run. At the end of the day, what matters the most is that you are happy with your decision and are able to get the most out of your personal space.

Guest post by Jamie Kirk for www.cheapconservatories.net.

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