Heating and Cooling Options for Your Sunroom
If you are lucky enough to have a sunroom attached to your home, you know how enjoyable it can be during a sunny winter day or on a warm summer evening. Sunrooms can be a perfect middle ground between the indoors and outdoors - providing you with a nice little getaway.
However, in our climate owners also have to deal with extreme temperature changes in winter and summer months. If the room isn’t set up with some sort of climate control, it could go unused for a good half of the year. For that reason, we thought we’d share a few heating and cooling tips that might get some more use from one of your favourite places.
A short-term solution on a sunny winter day would be to use a space heater. With the natural sunlight, a portable space heater may be all you need to warm the room up for a few hours enjoying your snowy back yard.
Use a ductless or mini-split heating unit. These are typically wall-mounted units with an outdoor compressor. This would be a more energy-efficient option than a portable space heater. This option would require your room be sealed from drafts in order to hold the heat in the room.
Expand your heating/cooling vents into the sunroom. If your room is sealed fairly well, you might consider running your HVAC ducts into the sunroom. This would give you the benefit of heating or cooling your room year-round. Be sure to check that your heating unit can handle the extra square footage of the sunroom.
Install a window AC unit. By purchasing a small AC window unit, you can cool the sunroom fairly quick and turn it on or off as needed.
Use a ductless cooling unit. These are typically wall-mounted units that won’t take up window space. They are much quieter and more energy efficient than window cooling units.
Expand your heating/cooling vents into the sunroom. If your room is sealed fairly well, you might consider running your HVAC ducts into the sunroom. This would give you the benefit of heating or cooling your room year-round. Be sure to check that your cooling unit can handle the extra square footage of the sunroom.
These are just a few options to take into consideration when looking to heat or cool your sunroom. Whichever choice you decide to pursue, we highly recommend speaking to one of our sales personal so they can help you though the specifics of your upgrade. We have the knowledge and expertise to guide you through the decision making process and to advise you on everything your heating and cooling system will need to provide your sunroom with the best environment possible.
If climatizing your sunroom is something you are looking at, please feel free to contact us by phone at (204) 953-5700 or by booing an appointment online.