Cooling your orangery this summer

Now things are heating up as we reach the end of May, we’re getting close to the height of summer when it’s hot, hot, hot!

While some of us put our winter clothes to the back of the wardrobe and pull our sunglasses out from the back of the drawer, getting excited about the summer ahead, others may worry about their orangery or conservatory becoming uncomfortably warm in the heat and becoming their very own household oven.

Of course, here at Orangeries UK, we complete all the necessary stages of planning when we install a new orangery which essentially involves locating the orangery in a position that does not mean it will become largely overheated or, additionally, too cold.

However, there are many people who already have an orangery or conservatory installed in their home and essentially face the same problem of cooling their orangery in summer every year.

So, what is the most effective method of cooling your orangery in summer? Take a look at how you could try cooling your orangery in summer for optimal effect:

Air Conditioning

A good air conditioning system can ensure that your orangery stays at a comfortable temperature, particularly with those that have sunlight shining directly onto them. It is important to bear in mind, however, that air conditioning systems only work when the doors and windows are closed.

Ceiling Fans

Ceiling fans can be incorporated as part of a ceiling light, and become part of the interior décor, as well as offering practical function.

Floor fans

A desk or floor fan is a quick-fire solution to cooling down your orangery, although, you’ll need to consider the quality of the fan in order to make sure it is effective.

Blinds and lightweight curtains

Blinds and lightweight curtains can help to reduce the intensity of sunlight entering the room, in turn, making the room cooler.

Light interior décor

Dark decorative items, such as soft furnishings, absorb light and become exceptionally hot. Lighter furnishings still get warm but have a more cooling effect than deep, rich colours.

Leave the doors and windows open

It sounds glaringly obvious but good ventilation will immediately cool the room down and is a cheap way of cooling your orangery.

Need more advice?

Contact us at Orangeries UK if you’d like to discuss any further information about cooling your orangery in summer. You can also read more tips about how to cool your orangery here.