Conservatories are an expensive investment, but depending on the seasons, they can be barely used. For example, in the winter surveys have shown that a reduction in daylight has an impact on mood, productivity and energy in people. Conversely during the summer, they can be too hot. Ultimately, the conservatory has endured due to the updates that can be made on them. For the purposes of relaxation, ventilation and longevity, interesting devices have kept conservatories relevant and useful. Here we list a few.
Remote Control Blinds
Some conservatories look as if they are made almost entirely of glass panels. While it might be favourable in terms of keeping the room well lit, it can also be bothersome should you want privacy. So many windows can also create irritation in the way of lighting, especially if your home is positioned in such a way that the sun is constantly shining on you.
During the summer, you won’t always want scolding hot sunrays beating down on your conservatory. Consequently, remote control blinds are handy little additions to keep a conservatory more private and dimly lit, should you desire. Instead of attending each window individually and pulling on cords, you can simply press a button and watch all the blinds conceal you in your den.
Install Window Openers
Hotness and humidity are two things that the conservatory should really stamp out. After all, there’s nothing worse than stuffy air circulating the home or business space, causing minor problems with sweating and breathing. Ultimately, this bothersome inconvenience needs to be siphoned out somewhere.
Cracking open a window is usually the first point of remedy in this crisis. While manual window openers will never die, today you can upgrade them to open remotely and automatically, lending a whole new aspect to the task. It certainly beats clambering over sofas or reaching out over desks and windowsills. Ultimately, adjusting the windows this way can also mean that you can fit windows on the ceiling, offering up more room for ventilation.
Sometimes opening a window can be bothersome. In the end, you can just be letting in warm (albeit cooler) air. At least it’s fresh air, but still, it might not always do the job of cooling you down entirely. Additionally, opening windows can lead to wasps, spiders, and allergies such as hay fever coming on in.
If they’re good enough to cool down business premises, they’re good enough for you; fans are an efficient way to update your conservatory. They can cool you off at the press of a button and can also be placed out of the way by being fixed to the ceiling. You can also adjust the speed of their spin, giving you control over how much of a breeze they’ll cause.
Of course, sometimes even fans can’t get the job done to 100% satisfaction. Fans can be noisy and bothersome if they’re always needing to be blowing directly on your face and messing up your hair. They can also be distracting visually, spinning fast to get the job done. In the end they can sometimes be annoying, especially if you want stillness and silence.
However, air conditioning can make up for the drawbacks listed so far. After all, it essentially allows us to control the weather inside, keeping temperatures cool throughout our buildings and cars. It’s more expensive but is a device that isn’t as distracting in its operation. You could install an air conditioning unit in the corner of the conservatory, and forget it exists until it’s time to switch it on or off.
Of course, conservatories aren’t always roasting hot. They can face minimal usage in the winter months too, to the point where people regularly debate whether investing in a conservatory is worth it at all. With so much expense yet so little usage year-round, it is understandable to wonder whether a conservatory is a useful addition to your home.
However, heaters can raise the temperature when you need warmth the most. Like air conditioners, they can also be tucked away and concealed, and even operate beneath the floor as an underfloor heater. Once again, it’s more expensive but less cumbersome in operation, fitting in naturally to perfectly capture the right room temperature. It can compliment an air conditioning unit well, and keep your conservatory being used year-round.