How Can I Make My Conservatory Cooler?
Made to measure blinds are the ideal way of keeping your conservatory looking and feeling cool during the warmer months. However, in order to get the most out of them you need to make sure you use them effectively. We’ve put together a few tips to make sure you get the most out of your conservatory blinds as we are frequently asked ‘how can I make my conservatory cooler?’
Keep Your Blinds Extended Overnight
By the time most people think about using their blinds, the sun is already out and has heated up the conservatory. The best way to make sure heat doesn’t build up at all is to extend your blinds the night before a warm day. That way, your conservatory is already protected from the morning sun and you will wake up to a cooler conservatory. Even when you aren’t at home we recommend you keep them extended during the day. That way, when it’s time to rest in your conservatory the temperature is just right.
Don’t Forget Ventilation
Even with the blinds extended, heat can start to build up gradually. It’s important to have adequate cross ventilation in your conservatory, so that any hot air moves out quickly. For example, ensure to open your side windows throughout the day or consider installing a wall louver.
Plan for the Sun
The direction your conservatory faces will make a big difference in how much shading it needs throughout the day. A north facing conservatory will only see subtle changes in temperature throughout the day. Whereas, a south facing conservatory will get dramatically warmer during those sunny days. Planning for how much sun you’re going to have will let you know when best to use your blinds.
Another factor that affects how warm your conservatory will get is how much air there is to heat. As the volume of air in an enclosed Conservatory gets very low it will get wall warm very quickly. A conservatory that is open to the room next to it takes longer to heat up, because there is a greater volume of air that has to be warmed.
Advantages of Having Blinds in the Summer Months:
Even during the less sunny parts of the day, your blinds can help with UV protection so your furniture and flooring do not fade, so keeping your blinds extended offers protection throughout the day.
It is a popular choice for many to transform their conservatory into a living area featuring a television. However, with increased sunlight can come an annoying glare. We have specially designed our blinds to reduce glare in conservatories so customers can relax and watch their television without the glare from the sun getting in the way.
By knowing the best ways to use your blinds, you can have a conservatory that’s comfortable and inviting to use throughout the hot weather. If you find yourself wondering how can i make my conservatory cooler? Arrange a free quotation today with a member of our sales team.