5 Ways To Keep Your Outdoor Room Comfortable This Winter

by | Nov 2, 2022

Texans love their outdoor sunrooms and screened porches. Especially in Winter when temperatures and weather conditions fluctuate. Let’s discuss 5 ways to keep your outdoor spaces comfortable all year long.

1. ADD A CEILING FAN


Ceiling fans circulate the warm air that convection has forced upwards around the room. While people tend to think fans are for cooling their home, most units have several settings.

By adjusting the fan settings, you can make use of the warm air that would otherwise gather above your head by pushing it down to your level.

2. ADD WEATHER STRIPPING AROUND WINDOWS

By adding weather stripping around the windows in your sunroom, warm air will not be able to leak out from around the frames. This is an affordable way to reduce your electric bills by improving the energy efficiency of your sunroom.

3. PORTABLE HEATING OPTIONS

There are many portable heating options for your outdoor room, and they can be highly effective at keeping the room temperate and pleasant to relax and unwind in.

Space heaters and electric fireplaces are the most popular and effective types of portable heaters.

4. INSTALL NEW WINDOWS

Single-pane windows are not usually enough to offer insulation that will keep the cold out during fall and winter. Upgrading the windows could have a significant impact on both the temperature and the energy efficiency and cost of heating your outdoor room. We would recommend getting double-pane windows with an insulating factor for the coziest of family gathering places. Contact us for a free estimate today.

5. USE DRAPES FOR INSULATION

Insulated fabric holds the warm air in and helps to prevent chilly air from coming in. You can open the drapes during the day to let the sun in and capture the radiant heat, then close them when the sun goes down to maximize the warmth.

If you don’t have a sunroom or screened porch yet, now is a wonderful time to start making plans. Call us at 512-777-9209.