How can a veranda help you save energy?
A veranda is a dream for many. A place where you can read a book or work quietly in the summer and be protected from the weather in the winter. But did you know that a veranda can also be good for your energy bills. Find out here how a veranda can help you save energy.
With rising gas and electricity prices these days, everyone is looking for a solution to lower their energy bills. Turning down the thermostat a degree, comparing energy, taking shorter showers, etc. You can also reduce your consumption with the right type of veranda enclosure. Of course, it is important that your roof can be closed. An aluminum or wooden veranda covering with glass sliding doors is the best choice if you also want to save energy.
Heat stays inside longer in winter....
With glass sliding doors added to your veranda, you actually create a garden room in which you can relax all year round. Even in winter you can enjoy your garden because the wind and cold air are kept out. The heat in your home is also less likely to slip outside, so your veranda provides a kind of extra insulation for your home. When the winter sun shines, your garden room also warms up quickly thanks to the glass walls. This means you won't have to turn on the heating as quickly and can save a lot of energy.
Tip: Add glass door weather brushes to your sliding glass walls for a windproof finish.
Spend longer in the summer outdoors
On hot summer days, of course, those sliding glass walls are superfluous. Fortunately, you can then slide them open and let a fresh breeze blow in. But even then you can save energy with your veranda. In the summer, your house heats up quickly through the windows, but a veranda can block that heat for longer. As a result, it stays cooler inside and you don't have to turn your air conditioner as hard.
Thick sweater and soft rug
The glass sliding doors are closed and you can sit under the veranda sheltered from the wind. Should you still feel chilly, think about other measures than turning on the heater. How about a warm thick sweater or an extra rug to cover your legs? The difference may seem small. But you'll save energy in these ways, too.