As a Florida resident, extremely hot summers and mildly cold winters come as no surprise. Many houses in Florida come equipped with a beautiful sunroom however, the unkindly weather keeps us from enjoying this unique feature. Depending on the size of your sunroom, the type of sunroom, the sunroom’s location in relation to the sun, your sunroom’s purpose, and your personal preference, there are many different options for implementing heating and cooling into your sunrooms to maximize your outdoor experience.
You can make your sunroom an equally used part of your home with a central heating and cooling system. If your home is already using a central heating and cooling system, adding a system to your sunroom can be as simple as adding a vent and connecting to the ductwork of your existing system. By connecting to your existing system, every room in your house will now be conveniently ran by one system. Turning the temperature of your entire home up or down will be as simple as pressing one button. Another option for implementing a central heating and cooling system into your sunroom would be to install a separate thermostat into the sunroom. This way you can control the temperature of the sunroom alone without affecting any other room in your home.
Keep in mind, your existing central heating and cooling system in your home may not be big enough to handle adding another room that needs cooling down or heating up. Instead of spending a large amount of money on a new, larger system altogether, a great option is a ductless mini split. Mini splits can be mounted on a wall or ceiling and can be as discreet or stylish as you’d like. You can even choose different finishes that will blend into the current color of your sunroom. There are even mini splits that are designed to look like a painting hanging on the wall.
A less permanent option for heating and cooling your sunroom is a portable heating and air conditioning unit. Unlike the common window unit you may have seen before, this portable unit only requires a small window that can vent the air along with an outlet nearby to plug in. This is more astatically pleasing because it does not protrude from the window. The disadvantage to using a portable unit is that it can be hard to get a precise temperature during the very hot times of the year.
If you’re not quite ready to add a heating and cooling system to your sunroom right now, overhead fans are always a terrific addition to any sunroom. This will help circulate air through your sunroom and once you do decide to add a heating and cooling system, having overhead fans as well will allow you to keep the temperature down in your sunroom without your system having to use as much energy.
As you can see, there are many options for heating and cooling your sunroom. Make the most out of every room in your home by adding a heating and cooling system to your sunroom today!