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The Cleveland, TN, region receives fairly hot and muggy summers as well as very cold winters. Therefore, homeowners in the region can face unpleasant indoor temperatures during extreme weather conditions. As such, residential property owners need to install heating and AC units in their homes. The appliances provide cooling, heating, humidity control, and ventilation hence enable you to get your ideal indoor room temperature and conditions.
While you may pay much attention to most rooms in your household, the sunroom may be the last in your mind when it comes to heating and air conditioning. A sunroom is a room that allows abundant sunlight to trickle in your home, and it lets you view the breathtaking landscape outside while sheltering you from extreme weather. You may fancy sunbathing in your sun parlor, but have you ever put the thought of getting the ideal room temperature while at it?
There are multiple options you can choose for your sunroom’s heating and AC needs. With the right choice, you can get the perfect condition for your chilling and relaxing spot. So you will not have to avoid the area whenever the extreme temperatures of winter or summer strike, usually half the year or more. Here’s what you need to know about sunroom heating and AC solutions, and you can then select the right one for your Cleveland, TN, home.
Go with a ductless, mini-split system
A ductless mini-split heating and AC system’s design is flexible, making it ideal for enclosed patios and sunrooms. They do not require major installation services. The system consists of an outdoor air compressor or condenser and an indoor wall unit that enable you to easily control the individual temperature of your sunroom (it works efficiently when you’re dealing with a single room) hence you can save on your utility bills. With this HVAC system, you won’t have to pay for ductwork installation. The good thing about the ductless system is that it won’t obscure any windows, unlike the traditional air conditioning units.
Expand HVAC vents into the sun parlor
You can use your primary heating and AC unit to heat or cool your sunroom. It’s however important to consult a skilled technician to find out whether your device can handle the extra square footage space. And if it can, you can connect your sunroom to your entire home’s HVAC system, and thereby gain several benefits. First off, you won’t have to worry about manually operating your HVAC unit whenever you want to use your sunroom. Additionally, you’ll eliminate the possibility of extra electric bills resulting from a standalone heating and AC unit. Better still, your sunroom will benefit from any smart technology you’re currently using in your home, for instance, a programmable thermostat.
Window AC unit
If you need to cool down your sunroom, a simple window air conditioning unit might just be what you need. This is especially so if your home’s HVAC unit can’t reach or support the extra space. This type of system works well with rooms whose windows can open. The ACs can come in various arrangements to create a more seamless look in windows of all sizes, shapes, and layouts. However, there’s a catch that comes with window ACs. Whenever you want to cool your sunroom, you would have to manually turn on the heating and AC unit and therefore, it may take a while to cool the room. Additionally, you might end up experiencing a surge in electric bills each month due to the addition of a separate window air conditioning unit.
If you mean to keep your sunroom warm during winter (if the room stays relatively cool on its own during summer), installing space heaters is the easiest way to go. They’re not only simple to use but also cost-effective to purchase, so you won’t incur a high initial cost. The unit is appropriate for small spaces that don’t get extremely cold. If you choose to keep your room warm with a space heater, ensure that you purchase a model that will cover the proper square footage so that you get enough power to warm up the entire room. And be sure to follow all the safety guidelines for running space heaters, and you’ll be good to go. It would be wise to get expert help from HVAC technicians to get proper services for your space heater needs.
Overhead or ceiling fan
Sunrooms can benefit immensely from ceiling fans during the hot summers. So if your parlor doesn’t already have any, you should consider installing one. The fan will not only create cool air for the room but also move the air around. Therefore, if you’re sitting in your sunroom during a hot and sunny day, you’ll still feel a cool breeze on your skin. And if you still need more air movement, you can always purchase portable fans. Whenever it’s time to buy a ceiling fan, you should consider getting an energy-efficient one to spend the least amount of energy for your sunroom’s cooling needs. Also, contact a professional HVAC technician to get the help you need with the ceiling fan purchase and installation.
Sunrooms that have the right quantity of insulation in their ceilings will have a small amount of sunlight and heat passing through them. It would be wise to have a heating and AC professional check out your room’s insulation to find out whether you need additional insulation. This will enable the room to remain cool for long periods, especially during summer. When you need more insight on matters insulation, seek help from a certified, licensed, and experienced HVAC technician.
Need HVAC services? Contact the experts
Metro Plumbing, Heating & Air is your to-go-to company for all your heating and AC needs. Whether you need installation, replacement, maintenance, or inspection services, you should only turn to the best technicians. And since plumbing, heating, and cooling problems can occur at any time, trust our expert technicians to deliver quality HVAC services whenever you need them, even during emergencies.