Outdoor entertaining is part of the reason for living in Mandarin, Florida. If you have a sunroom, your outdoor experiences can last year round, even if the weather gets too hot or too cool. By adding fans, ductless systems, and ventilators, you can consistently keep your sunroom comfortable and enjoyable all year long.
Add Ceiling Fans
Warm, stale air can make your sunroom feel uncomfortable on hot days. By installing a ceiling fan, you can keep the air moving, making the room feel less stuffy. In the summer, you want the cool air to blow downward, so the fan should be running in a clockwise direction. During the winter, reverse the direction so that the warm air can be pulled upward and deliver warm air throughout the entire sunroom.
Install a Ventilation System
Another way to keep your sunroom feeling comfortable is to install an energy recovery ventilator. In the summer, the ventilator allows pre-cooled dehumidified air in, and in the winter the air entering will be pre-warmed and moist keeping the temperature at a comfortable level.
Tint the Windows
Tinted windows can help to minimize glare and the intensity of sunlight coming into your sunroom. There are a variety of tints that can be applied with "low-E" radiant blocker being your best option. This tinting will help to prevent excess sunlight from entering, and in the winter radiant heat will be kept inside.
Install a Ductless Mini-Split
If your sunroom is located away from the house, or even if it is part of an attached patio or deck, an easy way to keep the temperature controlled is by adding a ductless mini-split system. The temperature can be controlled independently from the house as the ductless system has its own outside unit. On the inside is a wall mounted air handler that has its own thermostat to control the temperature of the sunroom to keep it comfortable year round.
If you would like to learn more about keeping your sunroom comfortable, give our friendly technicians at Abaco Air Experts a call at (904) 268-3800.
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