Here in Clackamas and Portland, we don’t get a lot of sunny days, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t be able to enjoy a sunroom! If your home has a sunroom or enclosed porch, you know how challenging it can be to heat and cool the space. Our name is Comfort Solutions, and we’re here to help make every room in your home comfortable! So we’re devoting an entire blog to heating and cooling for your special sunroom. Continue reading to learn more, and if you’re in need of HVAC services (for any and all rooms in your home!), contact our team.
Cooling Your Sunroom
Keeping your sunroom cool is pretty straightforward, as compared to heating, but you do have options. Before you make a decision, there are some things that are important to consider.
Packaged Terminal Air Conditioner (PTAC)
A PTC is a self-contained air conditioner that can both heat and cool a room, which makes it a great choice for a sunroom, or any other room that doesn’t have HVAC ductwork running to it. They come in all shapes and sizes, and we’re more than happy to talk with you about your options, including installation options.
Window Air Conditioners
If your sunroom has windows that you can open, a window air conditioner is a great way to go. They come in all shapes and sizes, and you can get one that allows for a seamless look in your room.
Heating Your Sunroom
With all the windows in a sunroom, heat can be a real challenge. Even the most energy-efficient windows will let in more cold than a wall, so your sunroom is bound to be one of the coldest rooms in your house.
Space heaters are an easy and affordable way to keep your sunroom warm in the winter, and they’re also very convenient. You can turn them on when you’re using the space and save energy by turning them off when you’re not. Just make sure that you get one that’s large enough to meet your needs.
Expand Your HVAC Vents
You can use your HVAC unit to heat your sunroom, but you’ll need to call an HVAC company to get that done for you. An HVAC professional will also be able to tell if your HVAC unit will be able to handle the extra square footage of your new room.
You can also add carpet, rugs, or window coverings to keep your sunroom warmer during the winter months.
HVAC Services – Clackamas and Portland
If you’re in need of HVAC services including heating or cooling a sunroom, look no further than Comfort Solutions Heating And Cooling. We have offices in both Clackamas and Portland and we serve both homes and businesses. Along with new HVAC installation and regular HVAC maintenance, we also have 24/7 emergency services and a variety of new units to fit every budget. Learn more and contact us today for a quote or to schedule service.