Conservatory Air Conditioning Buyers Guide

Conservatory Air Conditioning

Air cooling and ventilation guide for conservatories

Despite the technical innovation of blue tint, anti-sun and anti-glare glass, or 35mm heat-guard polycarbonate, your conservatory will heat up if in direct sunlight during the warm months. The temperature inside your unventilated conservatory can be astonishing. In summer, a conservatory with a clear, 25mm polycarbonate roof, can achieve temperatures of between forty and fifty degrees Celsius. That is roughly equivalent to having eight individual single element heaters all working at the same time.

Conservatory Air ConditioningThe first step to relieve this heat build up is through ventilation. But if there is no air movement the conservatory is still going to be a very unpleasant place to be. The only guaranteed answer to cooling the conservatory is by having an air conditioning unit installed. It is not advisable to go and look for the cheapest air conditioning unit available as this will not do the job of cooling the conservatory to the required temperature. A specialist air conditioning installation company will first calculate the size of the space to be cooled. They will take into account the amount of glazing versus wall area, and what the U-value of that glazing is. Then they make a calculation to determine what size, in kilowatts, the air conditioning unit needs to be to circulate the correct volume of air to make the space comfortable to live in.

The air conditioning unit is usually installed into the dwarf wall or the slim line model is attached to a bracket on the wall, internally, and two holes are cut for the intake and outlet pipes. Most new air conditioning units are also heat pumps, or heat exchanges. This is of great benefit as just one piece of equipment will sort out your conservatories' temperature control all year round.

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