A common problem some owners have with new conservatories is that they are hard to heat in the winter. It’s great in the warmer months when you can enjoy the heat and have the doors open to let cool air in. But when the colder months arrive some conservatories get so cold they are practically unusable.
The good news is there are several solutions to this, some of which are highlighted below.
If you haven’t yet installed blinds in your conservatory (or you want to replace the existing ones) consider getting insulation blinds. They are typically more expensive but do a good job of retaining the heat inside the room.
If you have gas central heating it is worth considering having one or two additional radiators installed in your conservatory. There are many different sizes available so you are sure to find one that will fit on one of the walls – even if you have a dwarf wall and you only have a limited amount of space.
Free Standing Heater
This works best in smaller conservatories. It is quite cheap to run and is the simplest solution since all you have to do is buy one and plug it in. Thus it can be a good temporary solution if you are going to have a radiator installed but you still want some form of heat in the meantime.
Radiant Panel Heaters
These are often used to create the right environment for reptiles to live in, but they are just as good for heating conservatories! Some of the panels can be used for underfloor heating, but they can also be positioned on walls. The big advantage is that they are minimalist in appearance and thus melt into the background.
As you can see, whatever size conservatory you have, there is a heating solution to suit.