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Keep Your Sunroom Comfortable In The Winter With 4 Cost-Efficient Heating Ideas

Enjoying your sunroom can be difficult in the colder months of the year, leading to you staying out of this room and keeping the door closed during most of the year. However, this could mean you're missing out on a large chunk of your home and don't have a good space to enjoy the views outside. Instead of bundling up with a sweatshirt and sweatpants to enjoy your sunroom, you can try some of the following projects to improve the heating so that you can be comfortable using it year-round.

Make Sure the Room is Fully Insulated

The first thing you should do when worried about the warmth of your sunroom is checking whether the insulation is in good condition. In many cases, you may discover that your sunroom is lacking good insulation around the windows and doors, allowing cool air to easily enter. Improving insulation can be as easy as weather-stripping around the frames, a low-cost project that can make a world of difference.

Get Baseboard Heaters Installed

To bring in more heating, skip the traditional heaters and opt for baseboard heating instead. Baseboard heaters can be installed at the bottom of your windows, allowing warm air to fill the sunroom and make it more comfortable. If you're unsure of just how many heaters you need, consider the size of the room and start small and work your way up so that the sunroom stays comfortable.

Try a Ventless Gas Fireplace

With the relatively low cost of a ventless fireplace, between $300-$700, this could be a smart addition to your sunroom. Not only can fireplaces look beautiful in any setting, a ventless option is a freestanding unit that can work in the sunroom to provide extra warmth that your sunroom needs without costing a fortune. Gas power also makes it easier on your energy bills throughout the winter.

Get the Windows Tinted to Trap Heat

In some cases, the cool air in your sunroom could be seeping right out the windows, making window tinting a smart addition. The tinting can even be done on your own, as long as you save a few hours for the project.

Another reason to consider improving the installation of your sunroom is due to the lack of energy efficiency in the rest of your home. With the above projects taken care of, you should be able to notice a big improvement in how comfortable your sunroom is during the colder months of the year. Contact a business, such as Rollins Construction, for more information. 

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Don't Let Your Basement Become Wasted Space

My wife and I recently had a new home built, and while we had few stressful decisions to make, we greatly enjoyed the process and love our new home. Due to budget concerns, we decided to leave our basement unfinished at first. We figured that since we have so much "stuff" that we need to store, like off-season clothing and seasonal decorations, we would just use it for storage. However, we soon regretted not having it finished and felt like we had "wasted space" in our new house that wasn't being put to good use. We turned it into a "mini apartment" with its own entrance that we now rent out to a friend for a little extra income. I love sharing what we learned during the home building process, so I am excited to share our experiences and tips on our new blog! Come back for more construction tips!

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