Towards an energy efficient conservatory

Posted on February 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

Conservatories are wonderful places to relax in, where one can do a little reading or simply enjoy the garden. Although they are popular with residents and visitors alike their use is often limited to spring and autumn because of heat and glare in summer, and cold in winter. Traditional solutions, such as internal blinds, are relatively ineffective at solving these problems because they are positioned inside the conservatory, which means that the heat has already entered. Furthermore, internal blinds require operation, cleaning and periodic replacement, and can clutter the appearance of the conservatory. The single most important factor in solving problems in modern conservatories is to stop the heat before it enters. This can be done in one of two ways: either by fitting external awnings, with their attendant maintenance and cleaning problems, or by installing transparent heat reflectors, which are integrated within the glazing. These heat reflectors, which are supplied and installed by a British company ‘IN

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