Most of us know that one of the best ways to reduce our energy bills is to reduce our energy consumption by installing insulation.
For many people, this means loft insulation, which is certainly one of the most important areas in your home to insulate in order to improve energy efficiency.
However, for truly effective cost savings there are several other parts of the home to consider and one of those most often overlooked is that stunning, value-adding conservatory of yours! That is why conservatory roofs Manchester are such a hot topic for the city and the UK as a whole!
Yes, it can hot-house your flowers and add fantastic, attractive extra space in your home. However, a conservatory can also provide an emergency exit for all that lovely heat you pump into your home during the Winter.
Conservatory roofs Manchester and beyond, unless they’re ultra-new and already fitted with insulation, are often one area of the home which is woefully under-insulated and sadly overlooked. Home Logic Conservatory Insulation is one solution to the problem – but there are several other solutions as well.
So without further ado, let’s take a look at the options…
I May be Gone for Some Time, Darling
Conservatories present two problems when it comes to heat; firstly, they can become too hot during heat-waves, and far too cold to use during cold spells. That “year-round garden room” can be slightly less than year-round thanks to one thing; the British climate.
Unlike the main construction material of your home (stone, brick or concrete) heat will escape rapidly from a conservatory in cold weather.
Unfortunately, this means that the year-round experience that you paid for may well be closed for business for a significant part of the year.
In fact, during the Winter, the ‘hot’ house can soon become a no-go zone which, should you have to enter, it can be wise to inform the family that you “may be gone for some time”.
Heating the conservatory in the Winter – often the only option – is the equivalent to offering the fattest of energy cats the fullest of cream teas at the Ritz. This is why we believe conservatory roofs Manchester is such an important topic of conversation.
Don’t Make Things Unbearable!
In Summer, if the weather is moderate, you’ll get plenty of use from your conservatory. However, as the thermometer rises, you can also find yourself banning more than just the hose-pipes. As temperatures soar, conservatories can become unbearable.
Even with all the doors open they can become heat traps, and some of that heat may well enter the rest of your house. As we all know, five minutes of temperatures over 20ºC has us all passing out and complaining that sleep has fled for good.
Ultimately, the conservatory can be the most unbalanced part of our home; far too cold in Winter, and a heat trap in Summer. So how can you solve the problem and turn your conservatory into a truly usable space all year round? How can conservatory roofs Manchester and beyond get up to scratch?
Luckily, there are several solutions to the problems that conservatories can present. All aim to achieve a little more balance throughout the year – creating a room that is less of a drain on resources, and also more comfortable to live in at any time of year.