Adding a sunroom to your home can give you a great view of the outdoors while allowing you to stay comfortable. All that glass can make heating and cooling tricky though, which is why ventilation is an important aspect to consider. At Patio Enclosures we offer a number of ventilation options for three season rooms, all season rooms, screened in porches, and solariums. You can use one or more of the following options to ensure that your room is a comfortable place to relax and enjoy.
Ceiling fans are a great option for all types of sunrooms. They help to circulate the air, making the room more comfortable, and they can be used during the summer and the winter. Many people do not realize that ceiling fans can help during the winter, but they can. All you need to do is reverse the way the blades spin. When reversed the blades help to push warm air off of the ceiling and back down toward the floor. This works because warm air rises and collects on the ceiling.
Air conditioning is another ventilation option available for your sunroom. In some cases, you can tie the sunroom into your existing air conditioning system. If this is not an option, you can purchase a portable air conditioner. When you are looking for the right portable air conditioner, you want to be sure of the cooling capacity. For example, some air conditioners are only able to cool 250 square feet. If your room is larger than this, you might want to consider a larger unit. You can also simply cool the room by leaving the doors connecting the sunroom to your home open.
Dual-Point Locking System with Night Latch
One of the ventilation options that we offer at Patio Enclosures is our dual-point locking system with night latch. These locking systems allow you to secure your sunroom at night or when you are not at home. Additionally, these locks can hold the door six inches open, which provides great ventilation.
Screens are one of the easiest and most common ways to ventilate a sunroom. With window screens, windows can be opened to let fresh air into the room without letting bugs in.
Vent fans are another option when it comes to sunroom ventilation. They are most commonly used in solariums, because true solariums do not feature doors or windows that open, but they can also be used in sunrooms. Similar to exhaust fans, these fans allow the hot air that collects on the roof to be vented outside. If you have a very steep roof, it’s a good idea to add a vent fan to your sunroom.
Sunrooms add value to your home while giving you a unique place to rest and relax. At Patio Enclosures we make it easy to add a sunroom to your home or to enclose an existing porch or patio. If you have any questions about ventilating your sunroom or solarium, call us at 800-230-8301. If you are interested in adding a sunroom or solarium to your home, schedule your free in home estimate today!
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