A conservatory adds an extra level of comfort to your home and it can also affect the Energy Performance Certificate rating of your property. It can also be a hindrance when it comes to energy efficiency – especially with conservatories built in the 80s, 90s and early 00s. So is your conservatory bad for your energy bills or does it help you save on them?
Factors that influence the energy efficiency of a conservatory
A poorly positioned conservatory with single glazed windows and a draughty roof isn’t going to be very energy efficient – it’s essentially a glass room with a plastic roof, after all. But a modern, well-designed conservatory can be very energy efficient if it has the following qualities.