Can You Use a Sunroom in Winter?

3 Seasons Room in Winter

Adding a sunroom (sometimes referred to as a solarium, Florida room, or three-season room) is a great addition to add to your home. However, with the cold weather finally setting in, you might be wondering if you can use your sunroom in the winter. Without a doubt, adding an enclosure or 3 season room will add value to your home and extra living space. Unfortunately, during the winter the extreme cold swings can make using your enclosure a little more of a challenge. Fortunately, there are some relatively simple steps you can take that will enable you to use your sunroom during the winter. In fact, there are many benefits to using it during the winter months.

Benefits of Your Sunroom

Without a doubt, the cold and harsh winters can be draining on you and your household physically and emotionally. In fact, the shorter hours and reduced daylight in winter play a big role. However, a nice enclosure can mitigate these effects of the winter. These enclosures can provide a level of protection against the elements while giving people a nice view of the winter landscape. Furthermore, it provides a relaxing space that can elevate your mood. Having a sunroom can also create extra space to store your belongings and protect your plants that would wither away in the cold. However, not all enclosures are designed specifically for winter use so there are a few things you can do to make it more hospitable.

Using Your Enclosure During the Winter

heat sunroom to use in winter Due to the amount of windows and semi-outdoor space, your sunroom can get cold.  In order to use your sunroom properly, there are a few things you need to do. If you want to keep your space warm and cozy, you should use a space heater that can increase the temperature of the room. Also adding a rug can keep your feet warm if the floor gets cold. If the space heater isn’t enough, you can also try baseboard heaters. Not only are they discrete but are effective in warming the space as well. When it’s sunny, you may still get warmth through the glass. However, on cloudy or snowy days, you can get more insulation. This will help keep the warmth inside the room.

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