Conservatories and glasshouses can provide consumers with increased amounts of living space and lower heating costs, it has been asserted.
Philip Wenz makes his comments in online resource SFGate, explaining that such glass structures trap warm air as the suns rays pass through their walls and roof and hit the opaque flooring and walls, which heats it up.
This, in turn, warms the air around them and the heated air remains in the structure – it can also be moved into a house through ducts via natural convection or by using a fan.
In order to conserve heat in glass structures, Mr Wenz states that specialist panels and curtains can be used to provide insulation and that a structure can also be thermally isolated from the main living space to ensure it does not draw heat from the house.
Meanwhile, the Appeal Group recently told the Journal that the majority of people use conservatory blinds to keep their glass structures warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer months.