Whilst the greatest amount of heat is lost through the quality of the glazing, draughts also make a big difference. Look for anywhere in your conservatory that heat could escape and identify if you can seal it up.
Rubber and pvc seals can block draughts around the edges of doors and door frames and fabric draught excluders can add softness to a conservatory whilst helping to keep heat in.
Don’t Forget The Flooring
Most home owners use their conservatories in the summer so don’t want to lay thick carpets for the winter months which leaves a problem in winter as heat begins to escape through the floor. Wooden, stone and vinyl floors also feel cold underfoot, often making it feel colder than it is.
The simplest and cheapest way to stop heat escaping through the floor is to keep a big rug that you can lay in winter and keep stored over summer but if you get a chance try to lay extra insulation with your underlay for added warmth.
Infrared heaters are the optimum heaters for keeping your conservatory warm in winter. Compared to convection heaters which allow heat to rise vertically (and escaping mostly through the glass ceiling) infrared heaters will spread heat throughout the conservatory, warming all of the fabric in the room including sofas and rugs.
Invest In Triple Glazing
Whilst draught excluders, rugs and infrared heaters will help to keep your conservatory warm this winter, the best way to have a warm conservatory is with the most energy efficient glazing possible. Replacing a conservatory can be expensive but if you’re a homeowner and don’t plan on moving for a few years yet, a triple glazed conservatory could be worth the cost with the energy saved.