Heating tips for keeping your hardwood conservatory warm in the colder months
The beast from the east has battered its way through the UK recently, and been an important reminder of how we should be keeping our homes warm. In this blog, we explain how you can keep your oak conservatory or wooden orangery warm with thermal glazing, under floor heating and a final focus on trending heating inspiration for 2018.
Finding the right glazing for your hardwood conservatory
Regardless of whether your living space is made from Wood, Aluminium or PVC or if it is a Conservatory, Orangery or Garden Room, the specifications of the glass and ventilation being used are paramount to effective temperature control.
Glass that has a good u-value (heat loss value), as the name suggests, is more effective at retaining heat, and is something that we recommend using in all of our oak glazed extension designs. We also recommend heat reflective glass, also known as Energy Efficient Glass. This type of glass works well at retaining heat in the winter and reflect external UV rays so that when the heating is off in the warmer months, less heat comes in from the sun. This also means that there is less glare from the sun.
Here at Richmond Oak, we only ever use the highest glazing specifications in our seasoned oak conservatory or orangery designs to ensure that your new living space is as energy efficient as possible.
Under Floor Heating
Electric underfloor heating is a cost-effective solution to keeping your hardwood conservatory warm in the colder months. There is also the option of hot water underfloor heating that can be plumbed directly into your central heating system. Both of these affordable heating solutions mean that there is no need to worry about the placing of conservatory radiators when designing the interior of your bespoke oak glazed extension.
Cosy up next to this year’s home heating Trend; Wood Burners
Wood burners are proving to be hot trend for home heating in 2018. These stylish heating solutions provide a comfortable amount of heat that is accompanied with a wonderfully gentle aroma. Furthermore, Wood burners can be fitted, and retro fitted with boilers to heat water and even central heating.
Here at Richmond Oak, our bespoke design oak glazed living spaces enable us to allow the chimney of a log burning fire to be integrated in with the roof design.