Having A well ventilated conservatory is key to maintaining a comfortable & healthy environment that you can enjoy all year round. Remember it’s not just you that will wilt in hot weather, if you have plants in your conservatory, moisture in the roots will evaporate quickly in a hot conservatory and they will die.
1. Draw colder air into the conservatory.
If, for example, you have a south facing conservatory adjoining a north facing room, you should draw air in from the bottom of windows in this room to get a good draught of cooler air flowing into the conservatory.
2. Have some form of opening and closing the conservatory roof vents or windows.
The simplest method is using a Traditional Window Opener also know as a Screwjack attached to the roof window to manually open or shut. Other than being the most economical way of opening and closing roof vents, it is also the most attractive solution as there is no mechanism to install. If you would like somethign a little more advanced like an electric opener with an automatic rain sensor they are also an affordable option.
Where to Buy Electric Conservatory Window Openers: Window-Openers.com
Where to Buy Screwjack Conservatory Window Openers: SimplyScrewjacks.com
3. Install conservatory ceiling fans
In the summer a ceiling fan will provide a down draught that will aid cooling and by reversing the direction of the fan in the winter they can re-circulate warm air trapped at the top of the roof downwards.
- When specifying a ceiling fan make sure you choose one with a large blade span for a large conservatory. You may need to fit more than one to maximize their benefit. The distance the blades turn from the roof is also important, place them too close to the roof and they will not have sufficient air to work with.
- Ceiling fans can help you save on heating bills in the winter and air conditioning costs in the summer by using the warm or cool air already available more efficiently. If you buy ones with built in lights you will also save having to duplicate electric wiring to multiple units. Most ceiling fans can run at variable speeds, but make sure of this before purchasing.