Your sunroom is a sanctuary that provides refuge from bad weather without requiring you to leave the comforts of your home. With a properly designed sunroom, beating the heat in Indiana can be straightforward, efficient, and cost-effective. Here are the best cooling options for a sunroom, so you may enjoy a perfectly comfortable temperature every day of the year:
Portable fans & overhead fans
Portable fans are the most economical cooling option for many sunroom owners, as they push warm air toward the ceiling. There are many style options available for portable fans, depending on the decor of the sunroom, and your individual needs and preferences.
Aside from portable fans, overhead fans will also help get rid of excessive heat. Overhead/ceiling fans improve circulation within the room by removing warm air through the ceiling vents. A ceiling fan can be used either on its own or alongside the sunroom’s air conditioners.
A portable unit isn’t very efficient, but it’s of the best options out there if the walls of your sunroom can’t handle the weight of a unit or mini-split.
Installing sunroom blinds is the easiest way to control the amount of direct sunlight and heat getting into the room, as well as your utility bills. Blinds can be easily tilted, and are usually affordable.
Wider windows may require two blinds for each opening, and this works best if your sunroom has mullioned windows.
Otherwise, you may opt for roller shades and circular shades, which are available in wider widths.
Tinted or insulated windows
Tinting the windows in your sunroom can keep the sun’s heat out of the room. The downside is that it blocks the light, too.
If your sunroom is still in the construction phase, installing insulated windows will keep the cooled air within the room.
Thus, it’s important to build the sunroom with proper insulation, so it easily maintains a comfortable temperature.
A zone control system
A zone control system gives you total control over where the cooled air actually goes, making it possible to cool only the sunroom if needed, without having to cool other rooms (or zones) in your home. Depending on several factors, installing zoning systems may cost $3,000 to $8,000.
Another way to cool your sunroom is a ductless zoned system. Such non-intrusive installation of a ductless unit requires a separate indoor air handler for each unit. But considering long-term energy usage, homeowners find this option smart and efficient.
We further discuss how a zone control system will save you money here.
Let’s Keep Your Sunroom Comfortable All Year Round
Cooling your sunroom doesn’t just make it more useful to homeowners, but it also keeps your home from getting damaged over time by humidity and high temperatures.
At Good Guys Home Services, we provide cooling solutions that work best for you, your sunroom, and your budget. We consider your individual needs, what your home cooling system can handle, and the unique design of your sunroom.
To get started, you may schedule an appointment through our app or online.