Keeping the Conservatory Warm this Winter
Winter is almost upon us, and when the temperature drops we really don’t want to feel a chill in the house. Keeping warm is really important, especially for the elderly or other vulnerable people who can become ill during the winter. Before we’re in the depths of wintertime, evaluate your house by checking each room to see if it is energy efficient. Are there any ways you could stop heat escaping, and keep the room warmer?
This article is going to focus on the conservatory, and how some simple steps can make a huge difference. We don’t think your conservatory or orangery should be abandoned until next summer – read on to find out how to keep it nice and toasty this winter.
Carpet or Rug
Most conservatories are designed to have tiles or cold wooden flooring. This is practical, but doesn’t help when trying to warm up the space. If you can, lay a carpet over the top of the flooring which will help stop heap escaping through the floor. If you don’t have a full carpet, you can use thick rugs instead. Try and cover as much as the floor as possible.
If you don’t already have specialised conservatory blinds, now is the time to get them installed. These blinds cleverly work to regulate the temperature in the room all year round. During the winter, they keep heat in the conservatory and stop chills getting in. However when it gets warmer, the blinds can stop too much heat building up from the sun.
This may seem fairly obvious, but in the winter you need internal doors between all rooms to be kept shut. This creates heat pockets and can stop any colder air from spreading around the house. Always shut the interior door between the conservatory and the rest of the house, whether you’re sitting in it or not.
Don’t forget that light is a source of heat, so make your conservatory as bright as possible! Floor lamps and candles will make the room seem really cosy, as well as keeping it a tad warmer.
Regardless of where you are sitting at home, if it’s really cold outside you might want a blanket. Keep a box of blankets in the conservatory for people to snuggle up with when reading or watching the TV. It’s simple, inexpensive but can really work wonders for warming people up!