Are Garden Rooms Energy-Efficient?
If you're in the market for a garden room and you're wondering whether they really are energy efficient, the answer is a resounding YES!
Garden rooms offer an effective and affordable way to reduce energy bills while enjoying all the benefits of indoor/outdoor living.
These self-contained rooms provide insulation, protection from the elements, and plenty of natural light – all of which, combined with clever design choices, can make garden rooms incredibly energy efficient.
Let's explore this in more detail:
At the top of our list, a professionally manufactured and installed garden room will have the very best insulation panels you can find.
A good insulation panel will keep the heat in, so you don't have to expend as much energy trying to maintain a comfortable temperature and it keeps out the cold and damp, making your garden room cosy all year round.
Garden rooms are fitted with rigid foam boards to retain much of the heat, thus creating an efficient and energy-saving environment.
They are also airtight, so you won't have air escaping through the walls, which is another way to maintain a comfortable temperature all year round while using less energy.
They offer exceptional thermal performance and provide a comfortable living and/or working space. Have we mentioned that your energy bills will be reduced, too?
At Cabin Master, we use Kingspan™ thermal insulation boards, which are some of the best insulation panels you can buy.
uPVC Double Glazed Windows And Doors
As well as sound insulation, a garden room is installed with uPVC double-glazed windows and doors, which provide a win-win solution. Yes, they keep the heat in, but they also keep the cold out, ensuring that your garden room is as cosy and comfortable as possible.
The best part? You won't have to pay through the nose for expensive energy bills - these uPVC windows and doors help keep those costs down!
How does double glazing work?
Your garden room is fitted with uPVC double-glazed windows and doors because the double-glazed unit traps an insulating pocket of air between two panes of glass.
This ensures that the heat is kept inside and that cold air is kept out, allowing you to enjoy your garden room all year round.
Also, uPVC windows and doors have additional benefits, such as reducing noise pollution, adding style and security to your garden room, and keeping it looking fresh and modern for longer. The units absorb the energy and slow down the vibration frequency, effectively reducing the noise level that's heard inside.
Because your garden room is fitted with uPVC double-glazing, you are using much less energy to heat and cool it. Maintaining a constant temperature is also more manageable, so you're more likely to feel comfortable all year round.
These energy-efficient window/door units are combined with insulation around the walls and floor, creating a snug and secure space that is economical on your electric bills.
A considerable part of garden rooms' energy efficiency is down to their abundance of natural light.
We just covered why the UPVc units are so energy-efficient; they also let in plenty of natural light, which helps keep the space warm and bright. No more huge electric bills from lighting - you could save money and be one step closer to going green!
A typical garden room will have several large windows and doors, all of which can be double-glazed for even more energy efficiency (as mentioned earlier). It's like having a room with your own personal sunshine - minus the sunburn, of course!
With garden rooms, you get to enjoy natural light without sacrificing energy efficiency - making it an environmentally-friendly option for any home.
Transform your garden room into an eco-friendly power plant by fitting solar panels to its roof! Solar energy is a free and renewable source of electricity that can be used to light up and heat your space, making it both practical and sustainable.
Depending on the construction of your garden room, you now have the opportunity to reduce carbon emissions while saving money on utility bills - surely that's a no-brainer?
That means less money spent on bills and more money for other things - like a few more plants for your garden! You can feel good knowing that you're living in a space that's helping to reduce the environmental damage caused by burning fossil fuels.
Install Solar Panels
Why are solar panels so energy efficient?
Solar panels require very little maintenance other than a clean every 6 months or so. They're incredibly reliable and are made up of several long-lasting components that can deliver energy for 20+ years.
The solar panel works by converting the sun's rays into electricity via a process called photovoltaics (PV). This electrical energy can then be used to power your garden room lighting and heating, giving you a more sustainable living environment with fewer bills!
If you want to take advantage of the sun's free power, solar panels on your garden room roof could be the ideal solution.
Even though you can install solar panels on your garden room, not all garden rooms are constructed to be able to hold the weight of a solar array - check with your local garden room experts to find out exactly what options are available and determine if solar power is right for you.
With all the energy-efficiency benefits of a garden room, adding solar panels can help turn your outdoor living space into an environmentally friendly oasis that's both beautiful and efficient! Happy green living!
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Install LED Lighting
By installing LED lights in your garden room, you're again making it more energy efficient - you'll be lighting up the night with a spectrum of hues that will turn your backyard into an art installation.
LED lights consume less power than traditional lighting, saving energy while still providing the same amount of illumination. They also come in many different colours, so you can choose whatever fits your aesthetic!
The fact that they don't let off as much heat as incandescent bulbs also make LED lights an excellent choice for conserving energy in your garden room.
Light it up, and enjoy a beautiful, energy-efficient garden space. It's almost like having another room in the house - minus the expensive bills!
For even more energy savings, pair your LED lights with motion-sensing technology. That way, the lighting will only come on when it detects movement, ensuring you won't be wasting electricity when nobody's in the garden room.
By taking it one step further and installing timers on your lights, you'll be able to control when the lighting comes on and off. That way, you can make sure that no energy is wasted during times when nobody's in the garden room.
These motion-sensing technologies are a great way to reduce electricity costs and ensure that your garden room is as energy efficient as possible.
Unplug electrical equipment after use
Did you know that your electrical appliances and devices still use power when not in use and on standby? Granted, it's not a lot of electricity, but it is enough to add up over time and increase your energy bill! So why not take advantage of this simple tip to help you save money?
Unplugging your electrical appliances and devices after use is an easy, cost-effective way to reduce the amount of electricity you use in your garden room. Plugging it back in when you need it is just as quick and straightforward, so why not try it?
Garden rooms are some of the most energy-efficient buildings out there. They are so well insulated, meaning less energy is needed to keep them warm, and you can easily install solar panels on the roof to take advantage of free energy from the sun.
Installing LED lighting and motion-sensing technology in your garden room will also help to reduce electricity costs while unplugging electrical appliances after use will prevent unnecessary energy consumption.
What tips and tricks have you used to make your garden room more energy efficient?
Let us know in the comments.