How to Cool Sunrooms

How to Cool SunroomsHigh electric bills aren’t the only effect of Florida’s prolonged summers. Some people get stir crazy from having to retreat indoors month after month, but with a sunroom HVAC, you will have additional livable and comfortable space. As long as your sunroom is reasonably weatherized, adding air conditioning is fairly simple and affordable.

Systems to Consider

Window, wall, portable, central and ductless air conditioners are all capable of cooling indoor spaces. Each has an ideal use.

Window. If you have a suitable window for a window air conditioner, you may find that this is the least expensive option. Window units are built to slide in and out of windows for wintertime storage, are inexpensive and energy efficient.

Wall air conditioners are designed to be permanently installed into a wall. They may not come equipped with an outer sleeve that you can purchase separately.

Portable air conditioners. These air conditioners on wheels can be moved from room to room and vent to the outdoors using a hose. They’re slightly more expensive than wall or window units, but are versatile since they’re easy to move around.

Central air conditioning. If your current air conditioner is large enough to accommodate the extra space, it might be just a matter of extending the ductwork. Using the existing system for sunroom HVAC minimizes the investment in equipment and maintenance. An HVAC pro can tell you whether your system is large enough to extend by running a cooling load calculation.

Ductless air conditioners. If your central HVAC system isn’t large enough, consider a ductless mini split air conditioner or heat pump. These systems offer high efficiency and low running costs. They’re quiet, versatile and easy to install. If you want to use the space in the winter, choose a mini split heat pump for energy efficient heating.

The best way to determine the best sunroom HVAC cooling system is to consult an expert from NisAir Air Conditioning and Heating. We provide HVAC services for homeowners in Palm Beach, Indian River and Martin Counties.

Our goal is to help educate our customers in Martin, Palm Beach, St. Lucie and Indian River Counties in Florida about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Guide or call us at 772-207-1658. 

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