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Vestavia Hills, AL HVAC Expert Gives Tips on Maintaining Temperature in Sunrooms

BY: Chris Kelly, Absolute Air

KEEPING YOUR SUNROOM COMFORTABLE

Sunrooms are a great place to spend rainy days wrapped up with an excellent book, sunbathe with your beloved cat, or enjoy a lovely July day without the heat and insects. Whatever you plan to do with your sunroom, we’ll make sure it’s comfortable by installing the most energy-efficient heating and cooling systems.

Keeping your sunroom cool is simple, but there are a few things to think about before making your final decision and installing your heating or cooling system.

Air Conditioners for Windows

If you have open windows in your sunroom, a window air conditioner might be the best option. So are our standard window air conditioners available in various configurations that allow for a seamless appearance in multiple shapes, sizes, and styles of windows. If you need to remove heat and humidity from your sunroom, window air conditioners are a good option.

PTAC (Packaged Terminal Air Conditioner)

A PTAC (Packaged Terminal Air Conditioner) was most likely present in the last hotel you visited. This self-contained air conditioner can heat and cool, making it an excellent choice for climate management in a sunroom or any other area without ducting. PTACs exist in various sizes and forms, but they are typically more significant than a window air conditioner. Installation of a PTAC unit may require an HVAC specialist to install the unit within a wall in your sunroom, depending on which team you purchase. In addition, depending on which PTAC you buy, you may need to buy a grill, an installation sleeve, a drain kit, complex wiring connections, remote controls, and a separate thermostat to install it.

Maintaining the Temperature of Your Sunroom

If you don’t take steps to warm up your sunroom throughout the winter, it may remain empty. Simply because sunrooms have more windows than a standard room, making them less effective at retaining heat than insulated walls.

Heaters For Small Spaces

The simplest and most affordable way to keep your sunroom warm in the winter is to use a space heater. While it won’t provide the same level of efficiency as the other options, installing a heater and getting on with enjoying the space is simple. Warming your room using a space heater may take a little longer. If you decide to use a space heater to keep your sunroom warm, make sure you pick one that covers the necessary square footage, so you have enough power to heat the entire space.

Mini Split Air Conditioners with No Ducts

A small split unit is another option for keeping your sunroom cool during the hotter months where you reside. Ductless air conditioning units are specifically intended to provide the benefits of air conditioning without the substantial installation that comes with a PTAC. Mini-split units include an indoor unit and an outdoor condenser, making it simple to manage the temperature of your sunroom on an individual basis. Mini-splits are also more secure than standard in-window air conditioners.

Fireplaces

While you may believe that installing a fireplace is a drastic and time-consuming task, modern technology has made it easier for homeowners to add the relaxing and aesthetically beautiful alternative to keep particular rooms warm during the winter months. However, installing a fireplace in your four-seasons room may seem daunting if you don’t already have one. Still, several options are available at your local home improvement store that can make it simple, such as electric fireplace stands, wall-mounted electric fireplaces, freestanding electric fireplaces, or corner electric fireplaces. In addition, you can utilize a fireplace insert to repurpose outdated, inoperable fireplaces in your sunroom.

Absolute Air offers a wide array of services, including, but not limited to, AC installation, AC repair, heating installation, heating repair, metal fabrication (for all types of ductwork), refrigeration, and gas line installation. Our trained team of technicians can also service and work on equipment brands such as American Standard, Train, Carrier, York, Goodman, Rudd, and Mitsubishi, to name a few. 

If you have a service request not mentioned here, give us a call. 

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BIO: Chris Kelly is the Owner of Absolute Air, we are a full-service residential and commercial HVAC Contractor. We provide AC repair, AC installations, thermostats, indoor air quality systems, heating installs, and heating repair.  We can also install gas lines and service refrigeration systems out of both offices in Leeds and Birmingham, AL.

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