How to Keep Your Conservatory Cool and Fresh in Summer

We've already seen our fair share of hot and humid summer weather, but with scorching days on the horizon, we know just how tricky it can be to maintain a comfortable temperature in our conservatories.

It's essential to keep in mind that every conservatory is different. Therefore, there is no right or wrong way to keep your conservatory cool; it's simply a case of figuring out what works best for you and your home.


Keep the blinds closed during the day

The first step is to find ways to prevent the sun from heating your conservatory in the first place. One of the simplest and most effective ways to do this is to keep the blinds closed during the day. Doing this will instantly block out a large amount of heat, making it much easier to cool down your conservatory later on. Blackout blinds and curtains do a fantastic job of keeping out the sun's heat, so if you don't have them already, they're definitely worth investing in.

Open the windows and doors

Once the sun has gone down and the temperature has cooled slightly, it's best to open up the windows and doors to allow a fresh breeze to circulate in your conservatory. You may also be able to create a 'through breeze' by opening up various other windows in your home. This will help to eliminate stuffy air by encouraging any trapped heat to escape.


Use a fan

A fan is undoubtedly the next best thing if you don't have air conditioning in your conservatory. By placing a fan near an open window or door, you will create a cooling breeze that will help keep you comfortable – or will at the very least take the edge off! If possible, try to position the fan to point towards the ceiling, as this will help circulate the air more effectively.


Invest in some greenery

Another great way to keep your conservatory cool is by investing in some greenery. Plants not only look beautiful, but they also act as natural air humidifiers, helping to keep the air fresh and cool. Some excellent examples of light-loving, conservatory-friendly plants with dehumidifying properties include Lapageria, Plumbago and Sarracenia. At the same time, you're breathing new life into your conservatory and benefitting the environment

Consider a replacement conservatory roof

This may sound like a bold step, but if the above tips do very little and it's clear your existing glass or polycarbonate roof is contributing to your conservatory overheating, it's well worth considering an insulated and tiled conservatory roof. With Smart Conservatory Solution, our roofs are purpose-made to match your home's look, add value to your home and, most importantly, create a comfortable space that you can not only use but enjoy all year round!

If you'd like to learn more about us or wish to speak to our friendly team about your requirements, please call us on 01604 713335. Alternatively, you can request a free quote on our website or send us a message, and we'll be in touch as soon as possible.


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