For those lucky enough to own conservatories as part of their home, they will know that one of the few difficulties that such a room presents involves keeping it warm in winter.
Even with double glazing at hand, getting the room to a pleasant temperature can be a little difficult once the cold weather sets in.
Here at Best at Flooring, we love conservatories, and with that in mind, here are our top tips for keeping your conservatory warm in the depths of winter.
Consider your flooring
Although much of the warmth in a conservatory will be lost through its windows, it’s also worth considering that the floor will also lose up to 10 per cent.
A thick flooring underlay can help retain this heat loss, and we have a variety of options to choose from if you’re worried about this issue.
Another option could of course be to place a large rug in the centre of the floor, which can also help reduce heat loss.
We have a wide range of designer woven, shaggy, and traditional rugs for the home.
Take a look at our selection here.
Blinds and draught proofing
Another way to keep heat escaping is via the purchasing of blinds; sealed or heavy blinds will work best to keep in the heat for longer.
Every conservatory specialist should be able to help with finding the right kind of blinds for you and your home.
Many conservatories can also suffer from draughts, but the good news is that they can be easily combated with draught excluders.
During the winter months it is also recommended that you close the door to the interior of the house so that the rest of the building does not suffer from heat loss through the conservatory.
Energy efficient glazing will help retain conservatory heat, reduce bills, and of course, reduce your carbon footprint.
As you can imagine, triple glazed windows are comprised of three sheets of glass that helps create a firm barrier to retain the heat.
When looking for the best kind of window for your home, always look for the BRFC rating.
Should it be heated at all?
The Energy Saving Trust actually recommends that conservatories should not enjoy any special kind of heating.
This is because conservatories are not thermally efficient, and they can actually reduce heat loss by acting as an extra insulating layer outside your house.
If a conservatory has heating, it means that any benefit will quickly disappear alongside the heat that escapes into the outside.
If you have any questions about how flooring can help reduce the escape of heat in your home, or the best kind of flooring for a warm home, call us on 0113 833 9063 for more information.