How to Choose the Best Windows and Optimize Efficiency in Your Sunroom
The sunroom is often a concern for homeowners because no one wants their room full of windows to send the energy bills into the stratosphere. We completely understand! We can help you find the best windows for your sunroom and offer several tips and tricks for optimizing for energy efficiency. Let’s start with choosing the best windows and go from there.
The Best Windows for the Sunroom
The year-round temperate climate is one of the best things about living here in the San Antonio area. Sunrooms are a great addition to the home because they allow us to enjoy the great outdoors in a temperature controlled environment. The windows have a lot to do with that enjoyment.
We recommend purchasing the best windows you can for your budget. We understand that isn’t a lot of information as far as actually choosing the windows, but it’s difficult to offer advice without knowing your actual budget and a few other details. They need to be double-paned at the very least. The window design and size depend entirely on the overall appearance you want to achieve for the exterior of your home. Call us for a consultation and we’ll help you plan your window choices.
Optimize Efficiency in the Sunroom
Cooler winter weather may not seem like a big deal until you realize that the 50 degree cold snap is dramatically cooling the rest of your house and making the heat pump work overtime. The same is true in reverse when it’s hot outside and your air conditioner has to work extra to keep the house cool. Here are a few tips to make sure your sunroom windows aren’t fighting against your heat pump:
- Caulk: Caulk around the window trim to keep the cool air out and the warm air in; and vice versa in the summer months. Make sure the windows don’t have drafts coming from around the edges of the trim.
- Weatherstripping: Window weatherstripping wears out rather quickly, especially if you frequently open and close the windows. Replace the weatherstripping when it becomes worn or when you start to feel a draft.
- Ceiling Fan: Add a ceiling fan to the sunroom. A ceiling fan helps circulate the air throughout the sunroom. Heated air rises and the fan will help push that heated air back down into the room.
- Solar Screens: Solar screens block the sun but don’t obstruct your view of the outside. They help with glare and provide UV protection in addition to helping control the heating and cooling.
The window specialists here at First Place Windows have the experience you need to find the perfect windows for your sunroom. We’re located in San Antonio and have been helping homeowners with all of their new and replacement window needs for many years. Contact us through the website or give us a call at 210-444-9485 if you would like to schedule an appointment for a consultation. You’re sure to love our no-pressure sales quote, complete with a free estimate and a free jar of our original home-made First Place Salsa.