Heating tips for a hardwood conservatory

August 25, 2020 2:37 pm


Conservatories provide valuable additional space to any home. They should be designed so that you can enjoy them whatever the weather decides to do. Temperature regulation can be a particular challenge in a conservatory because of the large surface area of glass. However, with the right design and products, it is quite easy to maintain a constant and pleasant ambient temperature no matter what the external temperature is.

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The first important element in maintaining a pleasant internal temperature in your conservatory is the type of construction material and that includes the glass and the frame. The second element is the type of heating that you install.

Construction materials for conservatories

When you have invested in oak extensions or conservatories to enhance your home, it makes sense to use the highest quality glazing in them. Double glazing is a must – it prevents heat from being transmitted across the glass and cuts down on your heating bills. It contains two panels of glass separated by a vacuum or by an inert gas such as argon which drastically reduces heat transfer. You can also get triple glazing or glass that reflects heat and light so that the conservatory does not get too hot or bright in the summer.

The construction of the roof is also important when it comes to heating a conservatory. Tiled roofs with appropriate insulation are a very good option although some householders choose a polycarbonate roof which costs less.

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Heating a conservatory

There are several options for heating oak extensions from Timberpride. The simplest option is a portable heating appliance. This could be a radiant heater, a fan heater or an oil-filled radiator. They are cheap to buy and can be used in other areas of the home when needed.

Underfloor heating is a popular option and there are wet or dry versions. Wet underfloor heating connects to your home central heating and uses the hot water to heat the floor. Dry underfloor heating has electric filaments laid in coils under the floor covering. As electric current passes through the wires, it heats up.

There is nothing stopping you installing a radiator in the conservatory and connecting it up to your heating system. However, this can be expensive and disruptive, and you need to ensure that your central heating boiler can cope with another radiator.