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How to control your conservatory temperature

Nigel Manning from Heart of England Conservatories offers his top tips for keeping your conservatory cool in summer and warm in winter.

Keeping cool in summer

With the advancements in modern glass technology, controlling the internal temperature of your conservatory in the summer can be achieved by using solar reflective self-cleaning glass which offers the perfect combination of heat reflection and thermal insulation. In the winter this glass will also help to retain heat.

Ventilation is key

Adequate side windows are essential for ventilation and if your conservatory is south or west facing one or more opening roof vents are recommended to allow hot air to escape. These can be motorized or manually operated by way of a pole.

Warming up for winter

To keep you warm in the winter electric underfloor heating provides a wonderful warm treat for your feet during the cold winter mornings. Heat is emitted in a gentle way across the whole floor so there are no cold spots and heats the whole space evenly.

Consider tailor-made blinds

Tailor-made blinds, as well as giving privacy, are also ideal for either locking-in the warmth or keeping out the sun’s rays for added UV protection.

About our expert trader

Our expert: Nigel Manning

Nigel Manning runs Heart of England Conservatories, a family run business specialising in the construction of PVCu and hardwood conservatories, based in Henley-in-Arden, Warwickshire. 

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