Addressing Natural Air Movement Issues in Sunrooms with Ventilation

A sunroom is a great way to bring the outdoors into your home, giving you a spectacular view of the outside while allowing you to stay warm and comfy within the confines of your home. Since sunrooms are typically made of an all-glass enclosure, this can make temperature retention a bit of a challenge, which is why ventilation is a critical aspect for this particular home addition. You can use one or more of the ventilation options listed below to enhance your enjoyment of your sunroom.

Ceiling Fans

Ceiling fans are a must-have for many sunrooms because they serve multiple ventilation functions, such as circulating the air and keeping the occupants cool and comfortable. They can also be useful in both summer and winter. Use ceiling fans with reversible blades for optimum performance.

Vent Fans

Vent fans can act like exhaust fans, taking out the hot air that collects on the ceiling and diverting them outside. Likewise, they can also push stale air out of your sunroom to the outdoors. This helps to remove odors and moisture from within the space, thereby improving indoor air quality.

Air Conditioners

Air conditioners are another effective ventilation option for your sunroom. You can bundle the sunroom into your existing AC system or purchase a separate AC system for it, whichever is more convenient.

Before choosing the ventilation system that your sunroom should have, you must first identify the hours of sun the room gets, how long it receives direct sunlight, its size, and the material used for the floor, among other things. Our team at Valley Home Improvement can help you select the best options for your planned sunroom addition.

Source:

What You Should Know About Sunroom Ventilation Systems, Reliable Remodeler

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About valleyhomeimprv

Steve Silverman is Cape Cod native with a BA in psychology from Bates College. He moved to the Pioneer Valley in 2004 and became a VP with VHI a year later, then bought the 20 employee company in 2013. He and his wife and two teenagers have a farm in Southampton where he spends time growing food and learning new ways to live in harmony with the land.

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