What Are the Best Heating and Cooling Options for a Sunroom?
Trying to enjoy the comfort of the sunroom in your Round Rock home but having a hard time? Without any heating and cooling added to your sunroom, this scenario is likely. If you can’t control the temperature of your sunroom, you may feel too hot or too cold-and who would want that?
Keeping your sunroom at a desired temperature helps enhance your living space and allows you to relax. There are various ways to ensure your sunroom is equipped with proper heating and cooling so you can remain comfortable in your Texas home regardless of the outdoor temperature.
AiRCO Heating & Air Conditioning is proud to be able to answer your questions and offer a wide array of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) services. We want you to take pleasure in the comfort of your home. After all, your comfort shouldn’t depend on how cold or hot it is outside!
You have a variety of options for providing heating and cooling to your sunroom, such as:
- Installing a ceiling fan
By adding a fan to the ceiling of your sunroom, you can keep cool during warmer months. It won’t provide conditioned air, but it will circulate the air and offer you some relief from the heat, which will allow you to be more comfortable.
- Adding blinds or shades
Keep the heat out by installing blinds or shades in your sunroom. Installing blinds or shades and keeping them closed on sunny days will prevent the heat from seeping through your windows or sliding glass doors and may help it feel cooler inside.
- Purchasing a space heater
According to the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), heating accounts for 42 percent of energy use in US households. With how convenient and portable a space heater is, it’s no wonder why this device is such a popular heating choice. Buy a space heater and use it to heat up your sunroom when it’s cold outside. When it’s warmer out, you can store your heater elsewhere or simply just unplug it and keep it turned off.
- Insulate the ceiling of your sunroom
Consider adding insulation above your sunroom to reduce how much heat gets through. With less heat able to come through, the area may feel a little cooler. Let our professionals assist with your insulation needs-just give us a call.
- Extend existing ductwork and vents to reach your sunroom
If your HVAC system is capable, our professionals can extend your ductwork and vents so the warm or cool air can be distributed to your sunroom.
- Choose a ductless mini split unit.
Installing a ductless mini split unit is a smart way to ensure your sunroom will be cool during warmer seasons, and it can even help keep you warm when it’s colder outside too. This option won’t require any ductwork or vents to be extended because these ductless mini splits do not distribute air through them.
- Instead, a mini split connects with an indoor air handler and an outdoor condenser, and it can be directly installed in your sunroom. With a ductless mini split, you can have a thermostat specifically for your sunroom so whether you want it warmer or colder inside, it won’t impact the rest of your home.
As you can see, there are several different options to help ensure your sunroom has the heating and cooling it needs, but it’s up to you to decide which option is best for your home. You may even want to try several of these options so you are comfortable every day of the year.