5 Tips for an Energy-Efficient Sunroom

5 Tips for an Energy-Efficient Sunroom

April 02, 2019

A sunroom creates a connection between your indoor and outdoor spaces. However, it can be tricky to keep it at a comfortable temperature, especially during colder and warmer seasons. Your heating and cooling systems will usually have to work harder, raising your energy costs.

In this post, your local windows contractor, Renewal by Andersen® of Milwaukee shares some tips to make your sunroom more energy-efficient.

1. Know Your Current Energy Costs

Building a sunroom can impact your future energy bills. If you already have a sunroom, this will help you determine whether you need upgrades and how you can fit them in your budget.

2. Tint the Windows

Tints decrease the sunlight’s intensity, reduce glare and act as a protection against harmful ultraviolet rays. Make sure to choose a low-E radiant blocker to prevent radiant solar energy from entering during the summer and escaping during the winter.

3. Cover Your Windows

Weatherization kits, available in most hardware stores, can be used in the winter. It’s a plastic film placed over the windows to improve insulation. Our Renewal by Andersen windows, however, have such coatings built-in with our High-Performance™ Low-E4® glass. This technology is so effective you no longer need to use window treatments to let the light in without the heat.

4. Install a Ceiling Fan

In warm days, a fan can cool down the room. During winter, the blades can be inverted so they produce warm air.

5. Do Your Research

What’s your sunroom used for? Consider if the space is used throughout the year or just seasonally. This will help you identify what upgrades are needed for the room. Know which windows are suitable for the sunroom based on your sun exposure.

An experienced contractor can guide you in improving your sunroom. They can suggest the most energy-efficient windows and doors for your home. Choose Renewal by Andersen of Milwaukee for your home improvement project. We are your leading provider of high-quality door and window replacement services. Call us at (262) 522-3034 or fill out our online form for a free estimate. We serve clients in Milwaukee, WI, and areas around Wisconsin.

Hear From Our Customers

Jason and Brett did an awesome job installing our doors. We had separate installers a month earlier for our windows who also did a fantastic job. They were all very professional and cleaned up almost better than the area looked before the installation! Since these were both jobs that took more than one day the installers were great at keeping us informed on the status of where the project was at along the way.

This was a great crew to work with. Both the original install manager we worked with (Jay) and the install team (Daniel, Mason, Tony, Ethan, and Jose). Everyone was very professional and knowledgable. They answered all my questions and the end result on the house is great. In 3 days they replaced an old bay window with a new bay window, a set of french doors on the patio with a sliding patio door, and our old front door with a new front door and storm door.

I cant express how happy we are with choosing Andersen for our window installation. Our sales representative was knowledgeable with product and answered any questions we had without hesitation. I did also fill out a survey that was sent in an email, but sadly I failed to personally name the two gentlemen that performed the actual installation. Barrett and Francisco were our guys, and let me tell you, they were outstanding!!! They did Excellent work and were professional as well as efficient and made this a smooth, none evasive process for us. I strongly recommend this company and these installers to anyone in need of windows!!! My husband and I could not be more pleased we chose Andersen for replacing our windows!!!

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