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3 Ways To Keep Using Your Conservatory In The Cold

September 26, 2013

Conservatories can be extremely enjoyable additions to any house. They provide a place to relax and unwind, to entertain, or to simply enjoy a little bit of nature indoors.

Unfortunately, many people find themselves abandoning their conservatories come winter, when the cold makes it too uncomfortable to leave the heated confines of their houses.

It is possible to make use of your conservatory year-round, but it requires a bit of inventive heating and insulating.

Double-Glazed Windows
A large part of any conservatory is invariably composed of glass, and traditional single-glazed windows, and even older double glazed windows, allow a large amount of heat to escape. The single best thing you can do to improve the insulating qualities of your conservatory are to replace all the windows with modern double-glazed glass.

This can easily cut the amount of heat you’re losing in half. Hitech UPVC Systems can provide you with the most efficient double-glazed windows on the market, including Planitherm windows, a new generation of energy-efficient windows that have been proven to retain more heat than any other window on the UK market.

Other Forms of Insulation
Traditional forms of insulation don’t typically work with conservatories, as you don’t often have cavity walls to work with. You can get around this obstacle by purchasing insulated conservatory shutters. Keeping your conservatory shuttered when it’s not in use will help keep heat inside, and you can open the shutters when you want to enjoy a view of the outdoors.

You can also insulate the floor of your conservatory, as a large amount of heat is lost through the ground. Combining these two forms of insulation with double-glazed windows will result in a conservatory that retains a lot of heat.

Underfloor Heating
No amount of insulation will keep your conservatory warm if there is no heat being produced, and underfloor heating is most likely the best choice for conservatories. Traditional heaters and radiators release heat into the air, and this heat will eventually be lost through the glass, no matter how well insulated your conservatory.

Underfloor heating is a much more efficient method which releases heat from the ground up and, combined with effective insulation, will keep your conservatory toasty and warm even in the winter months.

If you’re concerned with making your conservatory liveable year-round, don’t hesitate to get in touch with Hitech UPVC Systems. We have an impressive array of products for conservatories of all kinds, and can help you choose the perfect insulating windows and doors. Simply call us today or use our online contact form to drop us an email – we’ll be more than happy to help.

We even offer custom designed conservatories, if you’re thinking of making an addition to your home. You can find us online at http://www.hitechupvc.co.uk/.


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