An energy-efficient home is the new normal. Many property owners are factoring in increasing energy costs and what it means for them in the long run. The construction industry has not fallen short of introducing innovations and new technology to keep up with the demand. From windows that function more than eyes to the outside world and roofs that can harvest solar energy, the sky’s the limit for eco-friendly options available on the market today.
A sunroom is enjoyed by the whole family all year round. It’s a cozy space where you get to bask in the beauty of the outdoors without suffering from extreme weather conditions. But is your sunroom energy-efficient or energy-draining? It’s not too late to ensure your sunroom is aligned with the needs of today and our tips can help you retrofit it to serve this purpose.
An Energy-Efficient Sunroom
Typically in existing sunrooms, the glass might be too thin and insulation might be lacking. A minor repair may do the trick.
Prep for Winter
Purchase an affordable weatherization kit from your nearest hardware to add layers of plastic film over the windows—this can be removed once spring starts. Alternatively, you can install drapes or reflective shades over curtains for an eco-friendly alternative.
Installing tint over your windows lessens the heat from the sun during summer. A popular option is Low-E glass, which works to reduce the heat coming from the sun’s rays while preventing heat loss in winter.
Seal Frame Gaps
Gaps in window frames, also common in double-hung windows, help air to escape. Seal them by using clear caulk to create weatherstripping and prevent air leaks.
Invest in a Ceiling Fan
Apart from the obvious functionality of bringing comfort during a warm summer day, investing in a fan with inverted blades will ensure warm air is received all over the room.
Let Renewal by Andersen® in Long Island, your replacement windows authority, help you renovate your sunroom to be energy-efficient. Get a free estimate and call us now at (631) 206-6773 to get started. We serve Long Island and nearby areas.