Heat Loss in a conservatory

Many people complain of heat loss in a conservatory especially in the winter there are many causes for this and by taking these factors into consideration a conservatory can made a little warmer.

Changing the roof is not really an option without effecting planning regulations as well as extra strengthening of structure which is required when adding heavier structural support to the roof. One option however is to use  solar control panels especially the upvc ones which in winter conserve more heat and in the summer allow heat to dissipate, these however will not make significant differences in the much larger conservatories.

Heaters are an option which are often used and a highly recommended option although expensive initially nut cheaper than using gas or electrical heat is air to air pumos which save you up to 3/4 on your electricity bill and can heat a conservatory really well but these have rules to their use which must be checked by the manufacturers to see if they are recommended for your conservatory.

An installer can be employed to check for leaks in the glass and improper fitting of roof panels and glass sheets in the windows and doors of the conservatory. Little problems even with gaps in the cills of a conservatory can have a profound amount of heat loss. so it is worth checking these.

Underfloor heating is a popular option in the UK and underfloor heating for tiles which are commonly used in conservatories are popular in the UK now.

 

 

Second Hand Conservatory

When buying a second hand conservatory be sure to check any paperwork from the existing owner for remaining guarantees on the conservatory you are about to buy. The reason for this is you should call the company and ask if the upvc conservatory parts are still covered under the guarantee if the conservatory is moved from the sellers home to yours.

 

Sellers are often after some quick money or are stuck because of financial difficulty if this is the case your bargaining position is strengthened how ever you should pay a fair price and not take advantage of someones misfortune.

The sellers often advertise on local websites or in local classified newspaper advertisements so look on websites like craigslist and preloved where sellers advertise items like home improvement products.

When calling ask for the exact dimensions and the roof type take a note of these dimensions and call a local conservatory company and ask for a quote for a supply only conservatory similar to the one you are looking at buying make sure you mention the correct colour as prices differ between different colours and grains.

Get at least three prices and you should be looking at paying at least 50% less than the prices you have been quoted and find out at the same time how much installation costs will be.