Whether you are trying to warm up during the colder winter months or cool down in the summer, making your conservatory more energy efficient can be an easy way to improve usability. Fortunately, there are many ways to do this. Conservatories have not always been as energy efficient as some other home improvement products. However, with enhancements made to features and accessories, there are now several ways in which to increase energy efficiency for conservatories.
Replacing your conservatory roof
Conservatory roofs are a key factor when it comes to the energy efficiency of glazed extensions and conservatories. For a long while, conservatories were fitted with polycarbonate roofs. These were a simple design option because they provided a cheap material with which to use for a roof. Though it was certainly a cheap option, the polycarbonate material did not provide many thermally efficient benefits.
With modern improvements, tiled conservatory roofs and glass conservatory roofs have emerged as viable alternatives. Each provide a range of benefits in terms of thermal efficiency, such as maintaining a comfortable temperature throughout the year. That is something that polycarbonate conservatory roofs have been unable to provide.
Both tiled roofs and glass roofs provide a thermally efficient benefit, with each also having subtle differences. For example, glass roofs will maximise the amount of natural light that can flood into your living area. Tiled roofs, while not able to offer as much of an influx of natural light, can often offer better insulation and a more consistent temperature.
Upgrading to a more modern extension
Sometimes, especially with older conservatories, there may be a preference to upgrade entirely. Having a new, modern extension installed can significantly improve the energy efficiency of your conservatory. Making use of the latest materials and having an eco-friendly focus, there are benefits that will keep your conservatory working effectively for years to come.
Improving insulation inside and outside
Of course, as mentioned previously, replacing your conservatory roof is a sure-fire way to improve the insulation of your extension. Similarly, upgrading your old polycarbonate roof will also produce a noticeable difference in terms of insulation. Other options include additional features such as blinds, solar film or aluminium foil.
Why is an energy-efficient conservatory important?
There are many considerable benefits to having an energy-efficient conservatory. By regulating and improving the internal climate, you will be much less likely to need to try and combat the extreme changes in temperature. As a result, you will save money on your energy bills. Not only that, but you will have a more comfortable space that you can use all year round.
Leading installers of conservatories and glazed extensions in Devon
At Renaissance Conservatories, we have a stunning range of conservatories and modern extensions available for homeowners throughout South Devon. With a wide selection of styles and materials to choose from, we can easily add further function and flavour to your home. Contact us today on 01626 333393 or you can get a free online quote.