While conservatories are great, beautifully designed rooms that are perfect for the summer time, there can be times when it feels more like a greenhouse than a summer house and this can be stifling. It is frustrating to realise that you have spent a lot of money getting the perfect conservatory ready, only for it to become unbearably hot during the summer, when you most want to use it.
In the right temperatures, conservatories make fantastic social places, they look fantastic they add value to your home and make great places for budding plants. However they can get too hot too quickly and then you’re left wondering just what to do with them. Sometimes keeping all the windows and doors open simply isn’t enough, particularly if you’re not in a very breezy part of the country. So what can be done to help cool down these conservatories?
- Install Window Shutters
Bespoke window shutters can be cut and measured to fit any type of conservatory window, making them ideal for installation on rectangular and even hexagonal conservatories with glass roofs. Window shutters are built to be durable and long lasting, protecting your conservatory from the sun’s rays while also providing a stylish alternative to blinds or curtains.
Window shutters can also be customised to suit your personal tastes and come in a wide variety of styles and colours. You can even design your window shutters to suit the rest of your house, as window shutters can be cut to any size or shape, making them ideal for any window in the house.
- Improve the Air Flow
There are several ways you can do this. The first is simply to open up all the windows and doors in order to encourage a natural flow of air throughout the conservatory. This is a great way to clear out the old air and reduce heat in the musty conservatory, but this does rely on natural breezes and doesn’t help if you’re in a stagnant heat wave.
The second option is to invest in a few fans, desk fans will do just fine. Place them throughout the room in order to keep the air flowing, but make sure to crack open a window otherwise they will just be blowing the old warm air about within the room.
To further cool down the room, you could also place a few bowls of cold water around the room or in vases. The cold water will evaporate and cool down the room over the course of the day. It might sound a little strange but it definitely works!
- Try Applying a Conservatory Window Film
Conservatory window film is a specially designed film suited to be applied to the interior of conservatory windows that reflects around 80% of the sun’s heat so that it doesn’t slowly cook the inside of the conservatory. It is designed to prevent the conservatory from getting too hot, but also stops it getting too cold. This results in a far more temperate and pleasant climate.
If you are worried about the heat of your conservatory, or if it seems to be too much trouble to keep, there is always the option of demolishing your conservatory. However it is a real shame as they do make fantastic social spaces and add extra value to your home. It is just important to be able to get that temperature balance, or you will never be able to enjoy your conservatory. By using these simple tips, you should see a noticeable difference in the temperature of your conservatory, so that it becomes altogether a much more enjoyable space to spend time in with friends and family.
Article provided by www.thewindowshuttercompany.co.uk – a specialist Window Shutter company based in West Sussex.