Best Ways to Cool a Sunroom

Summer is here, and if you have a sunroom, you’re probably looking forward to spending time in it. Sunrooms are great spaces to spend time with family and friends or just to relax with a good book. They also let in tons of light and warmth which is great in the winter but can make it unbearable during the summer months. Below are some ways you can help cool your sunroom to ensure a summer of enjoyment.

Install a ceiling fan. A ceiling fan circulates the air and cools your skin. Make sure your ceiling fan is rotating in a counterclockwise direction during the summer months. The counterclockwise rotation creates a cool downward airflow that accelerates the evaporation of perspiration, making users feel as if the room is several degrees cooler without actually altering the temperature.

Utilize sunroom blinds. Blinds provide not only privacy for your sunroom but can also keep the room cooler. They reduce the amount of direct sunlight coming into your sunroom by deflecting it back outside. Blinds are best used along with a ceiling fan, as residual heat can get trapped between the glass and the blinds.

Add tinting to windows. You can add tinting to the panes of glass in your sunroom windows, which will block the amount of sunlight coming in. Unfortunately, this also blocks the bright, beautiful sunlight which was probably the reason you have a sunroom in the first place.

Install a ductless mini-split system. The best option for cooling your sunroom is a ductless mini-split system, which utilizes a wall mounted unit independent of your home’s current heating and cooling system. It allows you to cool (or heat) your sunroom without the expense of additional ductwork or extra components required to tie into your existing system. You’ll be able to provide precise temperature control, resulting in the greatest efficiency and comfort.

Rainaldi Home Services has years of experience and can help find solutions for all your heating and cooling needs. Call us (407) 413-9795 or contact us through our website for more information about how a ductless mini-split system can be a solution for your sunroom cooling needs.