While designing and planning a new orangery it might be easy to focus solely on the visual design and architectural properties of your new home extension. But there are also a range of practical matters to consider too. One of these is the issue of orangery heating, and how to heat your orangery all year round. Here at Inspired Spaces, we are Manchester’s leading conservatory, sun room and orangery experts. We install a range of high quality, professional orangery and sun room options. This includes stunning bi-fold doors and high quality aluminium roof lanterns too. As a result, we have produced this guide to everything you should know about the different options for heating your orangery.

What are the effective options for heating your orangery?

There are a number of different ways to effectively heat your orangery. These include:

  • Underfloor heating
  • Using radiators
  • Space heaters/electric fires

Underfloor heating for your orangery

Heating your orangery with underfloor heating can be a great option for a number of reasons, including:

  • The pipes for wet underfloor heating, or the cables for electric underfloor heating can be installed easily as part of the orangery creation process. This includes access points and connections below the ground level.
  • High and even level of heat output because the heating method covers the entirety of the orangery floor, helping to keep your whole orangery warm, instead of just localized areas.
  • Orangery floors generally tend to be tiled, and as a result, they can be quite cold to the touch. Underfloor heating can resolve this, while keeping your orangery warm, all year round.

Using radiators to heat your orangery

Radiators are another heating option for your orangery, and these can be installed to suit the style of your new home extension. Whether its a traditional, country style addition, or a contemporary or modern orangery, you can find the right radiators to suit your style.

Radiators can be an effective option as these are easy to install, and generally cheaper than underfloor heating. So if the budget is a problem, a radiator could be a better fit. In addition, radiators in the orangery will just be an addition to your central heating system, so you can control and maintain the temperature with your usual thermostat or heating control system.

Using space heaters or electric fires to heat your orangery

You could instead opt to use electric fires or space heaters to heat your orangery. These are one of the least popular options as they can expensive to run, less safe than other methods, and can also provide localized areas of heat, instead of warming the full space.

However, these are available in a range of styles, with a number of fuel options available, and they may suit your property, and lifestyle, more effectively.

For more information or advice, get in touch with the professionals today, here at Inspired Spaces.

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