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Best Heating/Cooling Options For a Sunroom

Air conditioning-

Expand your HVAC Vents -

Expanding your HVAC vents into your sunroom is a great idea for daily use. It is important that you check to make sure that both of your systems can handle this method. If you are unsure if you have systems that can handle the extra space, call your local HVAC company to get precise feedback on whether or not this is an available option for you.

Window A/C:

If your sunroom has windows that open, you might decide that a window A/C unit could work best for you. Window units can come in many different shapes and sizes, allowing for a clean look.

Packaged terminal air conditioner:

The name might not sound familiar, but you likely saw one of these at the last hotel you stayed in. This is a way to heat and cool your sunroom, especially if there is no ductwork running to it. Packaged terminal air conditioners are usually a lot larger than window units and it will likely take an HVAC professional to correctly install it. If you are looking for an option that does both, and you have enough space to fit one of these into your sunroom, this may be a great option for you.


Expand Your HVAC Vents -

If you plan to use your sunroom everyday, expanding your HVAC vents into your sunroom might be the best option for you. This method will consistently and thoroughly heat your sunroom, treating it like another room in your home. Before you do this, you will have to make sure that your HVAC unit can handle the extra square footage. PRO: This method is a one and done fix for both heating and cooling rather than doing two separate methods.

Space Heater -

If you plan to use your sunroom occasionally or you are really good at planning what times of the day you want to use it, a space heater might work best. The con with using a space heater is that it will take a little bit for the room to feel comfortable depending on how cold it is outside. Iowa winters can get pretty cold, but if you are a great planner then you should be able to find that you can cozy up next to a space heater when the time is right.

Fireplace -

If you don’t want to deal with the vents or your HVAC can’t handle the extra square footage, or you just aren’t a really great planner when it comes to what times of the day you will be using your sunroom, a fireplace will heat up your sunroom faster than a space heater will. Fireplaces are awesome for heating up individual rooms. Installing a fireplace in your four season sunroom may seem like a huge task, but there are plenty of options to choose from that make the task more convenient and less painful. You can choose from a range of electric fireplaces (built-in and freestanding), you can also do a natural wood burning fireplace if that is more your style. Whichever way you choose to go, it will be sure to make your sunroom cozy during the cold winter months.

Contact the professionals-

Still having trouble deciding which heating and cooling options are best for your sunroom? Contact the professionals, we would be happy to help! You can reach us at 515-965-7272 or by visiting

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