How to Heat and Cool a Sunroom
If you’ve recently built a sunroom addition or are in the process of doing so, it’s important to think about how you’ll maintain the temperature—particularly as we get into Maryland’s hot, humid summer season. Your sunroom can provide you with that coveted extra space and scenic views of the outdoors, but what’s the point if it’s too hot or too cold to enjoy spending time in?
At Michael Bonsby HVAC, Plumbing & Electrical, we’ve been meeting the sunroom HVAC demands of homes all over the Montgomery County, MD and nearby DC area for over 20 years. We have a few recommendations that can help you stay cool this summer and when winter comes around, you won’t have to worry about installing an entirely new system to keep you warm either.
Sunroom HVAC Options
When you’re considering how to heat and cool a sunroom, there are a few things to keep in mind. What type of system do you use for the rest of your home? Does it have ductwork? If so, extending the ductwork and installing vents in the sunroom may be an option, depending on the size of the addition and the capacity of your HVAC system.
Another alternative, and one we recommend, is installing a ductless heat pump. Because it requires no duct work, this type of HVAC system can save you money and time in the installation process, and it tends to be the perfect size for a sunroom. If you want to cool a larger space or another room in addition to the sunroom, your ductless heat pump can usually be scaled to provide you with the level of comfort you desire.
Other Tips for How to Heat and Cool a Sunroom
In addition to installing an efficient and effective sunroom HVAC system, there are other measures you can take to keep your sunroom comfortable. One of the best steps you can take towards a cooler sunroom is to install energy-efficient, well-insulated windows that will also help keep your energy bills down.
Tinted windows or a good set of blinds can block out some sun during the warmer summer months, but this may defeat the purpose of your sunroom.
Ductless Heat Pump Installation in Maryland & Washington, DC
Whether you’re a homeowner or a contractor building a new addition, Michael Bonsby HVAC, Plumbing & Electrical can provide you with an efficient and effective sunroom HVAC system. Our technicians are fully certified to install ductless heat pumps in Maryland and DC and can walk you through all your options for how to heat and cool a sunroom based on your budget and the scope of your room.