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A sun room is a wonderful addition to your Manatee, Florida home, and it’s a refreshing place to enjoy a relaxing afternoon. Sun rooms are ideal when they’re a little warm but not stuffy, yet it takes some smart planning to achieve these conditions. Learn how to keep your sun room comfortable, so you can maximize this area’s usefulness in every season.

Install a Ceiling Fan

For most sun rooms, a ceiling fan can go a long way toward helping your air conditioning and improving the temperature. Set the fan to rotate counterclockwise to cool the room and clockwise when you want a subtle warming effect. When you make the effort to switch your fan settings, you can increase home comfort in any season. Keep in mind that the fan’s effects only work when someone is in the room to feel the cool air on their skin. They don’t lower the temperature.

Cover the Windows

While the purpose of the sun room is certainly to let sun in, it’s still important to consider your window coverings. In the few months when it gets chilly in Florida, heavy thermal window curtains can help you retain some of the daytime warmth so that you can still use the sun room in the cooler afternoons and evenings.

In summer, swap out these heavier hangings for lightweight shades that will block the worst of the sun during midday at the height of summer, without making the room feel stuffy.

Lighten Up the Furnishings

Florida sun rooms can feel stuffy if they’re filled with heavy upholstery and plush rugs. Stick to lighter choices, like a smooth bamboo floor mat and outdoor furniture with comfortable but lightweight cushions. A well-placed mirror can make a small sun room look and feel larger, but be careful to position it so it doesn’t reflect direct sunlight.

If you’re looking for more tips to improve your home comfort and keep things cool, contact Aqua Plumbing & Air at (941) 306-3715. We can help you maintain a comfortable home in any season.

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