Is your sunroom sitting dormant in the winter waiting for the warm weather? Don’t close it off just yet! Whether you have a three-season or four-season sunroom, you might need to add a little bit of insulation or space heater to help cozy up the room. Winterizing a sunroom is pretty simple. We’ve put together a list of how you can winterize your sunroom to enjoy right now.
Identify what type of room you have already.
Is the sunroom a three or four-season room? If it’s a four-season, it will have thicker walls with proper insulation. That insulation helps regular the temperature of the room. While the room itself it’s engineered with heating or air conditioning, as HVAC unit can be installed for extra comfort. The most significant difference between the type of sunroom you have is that a three-season will be aluminum, while a four-season is made out of vinyl.
How do you keep your sunroom warm in the winter?
Two of the most significant issues to contend with is heating the place and having proper insulation so that the heat doesn’t escape. Here are a few ways you can winterize your sunroom. You don’t need to use all of them, but a combination could make a huge difference.
- Add weather-stripping or caulk around the window frames and the walls. This insulation will keep any cold air from getting inside.
- Put up transparent plastic insulation on the windows to keep the heat in the room. The transparent plastic will still allow you to look through the windows without much hassle.
- Install a window tint to help keep the heat from escaping. It will also keep the sun from blinding the room too much.
- Install a ceiling fan. You can switch the settings on fans to change the direction of the air. Since heat rises, have the fan pushing the warm air back down and circulating the room.
- Get insulated curtains to hold in the warm air. They are fantastic for keeping the heat in when the sun goes down.
- Add a thick rug or carpet to keep the floor from getting too cold.
- Add a space heater if necessary. Sometimes the edge needs to be taken off, which is where the space heater can help.