Sunrooms are your gateway to the outside and can be a frequently used part of your home to spend rainy days curled up with a good book, for your pet cat to sunbathe, or to enjoy a sunny July day without contending with the heat and mosquitoes. Whatever you use your sunroom for, we’ll help you keep it temperate by installing the best heating/cooling options.
Cooling Your Sunroom
Keeping your sunroom cool is straightforward, but there are various options that you should consider before making your final purchase and having your heating or cooling solution.
PTAC (Packaged Terminal Air Conditioner)
You’ve likely seen a PTAC (Packaged Terminal Air Conditioner) in the last hotel you stayed at. This self-contained air conditioner handles both heating and cooling, making them a natural choice for climate control in a sunroom, or any room that doesn’t have ductwork running to it for that matter. While PTACs come in all shapes and sizes, they are typically larger than a window air conditioning unit. Depending on which unit you buy, installation of a PTAC unit may require an HVAC professional to install the unit inside of a wall in your sunroom. Installing a PTAC may require having to purchase a grill, and installation sleeve, drain kit, hard wiring connections, remote controls, and a separate thermostat depending on which PTAC you purchase.
Ductless Mini Split Units
Another consideration for keeping your sunroom cool during the warmer months where you live is a mini split unit. Ductless units are specially designed to give you the benefits of air conditioning without the major install that comes with the territory of a PTAC. Mini split units make it very easy to control the individual temperature of your sunroom and consist of an indoor unit and outdoor condenser. Mini-splits also offer more security than traditional in-the-window AC units.
Window Air Conditioners
If your sunroom has windows that open, you may decide that a window air conditioner is your best decision. Standard window air conditioners come in different arrangements that allow a seamless look? in windows of all shapes, sizes, and layouts. Window Air conditioners are a logical choice if you need to exhaust heat and humidity from your sunroom.
Keeping your Sunroom Warm
During colder months, your sunroom may stay vacant if you don’t take steps to heat it. Sunrooms typically consist of more windows than your typical room which isn’t great at holding in heat compared to insulated walls.
People have been using fire to heat their homes since the dawn of pre-history and while you might think fireplace installation is a drastic and time-consuming task, modern technology has made it easier for homeowners to include the comfortable and aesthetically pleasing option to keep individual rooms warm during the winter time. If you don’t currently have a fireplace in your four seasons room it may seem like a daunting task to install a fireplace, but there are several different options available to you at your local home improvement store that can make it painless such as electric fireplace stands, wall mounted electric fireplaces, freestanding electric fireplaces, or corner electric fireplaces. You can use a fireplace insert for old, non-functioning fireplaces that are already in your sunroom.
Space heaters are hands down the easiest and cheapest way to keep your sunroom warm in the winter. While you won’t get the same efficiency as the other options, it’s highly convenient to put in a heater and get on with enjoying the room. Space Heaters may take slightly longer to bring your room up to temperature as well. If you go the space heater route to keep your sunroom war, just make sure that you buy a model that overs the correct square footage to ensure you get the adequate power needed to heat the whole sunroom.
Contact a Professional
Are you still struggling to determine the right heating and/or cooling option for your sunroom? Contact City Heating and Air before purchasing a unit to find out what the most cost effective and practical solution for your property is. City Heating and Air can also professionally install heating and cool equipment if you are unsure of any of the installation instructions.
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