How To Keep a Conservatory Warm This Winter

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Effective heating systems can help you enjoy your conservatory all year round

From wood burners to portable tubular heaters there are a number of effective systems to help you keep your conservatory warm and cosy throughout the winter.

Conservatories are a great addition to many homes, providing valuable extra living space and enabling people to enjoy their garden throughout the year. However, to get the most out of your conservatory you will need an effective heating system to ensure it doesn’t get too cold during the winter months.

There are a number of different methods you can employ to help keep your conservatory warm, including the use of temporary or portable heaters, installing more permanent heating systems, or taking steps to make your conservatory more energy-efficient.

Tubular Heaters

White Tubular HeaterWhen it comes to temporary and portable systems, the thermostatic tubular heater is one of the best conservatory heating solutions out there. Boasting a space-saving design, this style of heater is perfect for smaller spaces and can either stand on the floor or be mounted on the wall. It is one of the most energy-efficient ways to heat your conservatory, using significantly less electricity than a conventional fan heater. Its energy efficiency is largely down to the integrated thermostatic control which allows you to set the heat to come on only when the temperature drops below a certain level.

Our standard white tubular heater comes in various sizes, from a 1 foot 60W  heater to a 6 foot 360W heater. What’s more, with a good quality digital timer you can warm the space before you use it – perfect if you’d like to use your conservatory as a breakfast room for example.

Underfloor Heating

If you’re looking for a more permanent option, electric underfloor heating is a great way of making your conservatory feel warm and cosy all year round. It may not be the cheapest option, but it is very effective and has the advantage of not taking up any valuable space in your room. While it’s easier to install underfloor heating when you’re building your conservatory, it can also be fitted retrospectively if you don’t mind a bit of disruption. The type of flooring in your conservatory is important here, with wood laminates and tiling giving the best results.

Wood Burners

If you want to add some style as well as heat to your conservatory, you might want to consider installing a wood burner. They do take up more space and need to be professionally installed, but they look great and will help to add an air of cosiness and romance to your conservatory on those cold winter nights. They also come in classic and contemporary designs so you can match your wood burner to the style of your conservatory.


As well as installing an effective heating system, it’s important to ensure that your conservatory is well insulated – otherwise you may as well be burning your money. Given that the majority of heat is lost through glass, the type of glazing you choose for your conservatory is of paramount importance.

Advanced glazing solutions such as Solarlux have improved insulation properties, helping your room to retain heat. It’s also worth looking at your roof, as a tiled roof is much more effective at keeping in the heat than a glass one – but be sure to check with a qualified professional before making any large scale changes. Even taking some simple measures such as fitting blinds or curtains, or installing draught excluders and window sealing strips, can make a big difference to the energy efficiency of your conservatory.

There are a number of different options available for heating your conservatory, and the one that’s right for you will depend on your budget, the space you have available, and how you wish to use the room. The quickest and possibly most efficient system is to use tubular heaters, so order one today to enjoy your conservatory this winter.

Is a tubular heater safe to use in my conservatory?

A Tubular Heater is perfectly safe to use in your home, it’s adaptable to both indoor and outdoor settings such as conservatories and greenhouses and can provide ongoing low level heat to help prevent frost and ensure a comfortable temperature whatever the outside temperature.

Tubular heaters come with brackets and can be fixed to the wall out of the way, so won’t be easily bumped into, but we also sell tubular heater guards to provide an extra level of protection. It’s open grid design still allows heat to flow out efficiency.

You can use a tubular heater for long hours without worrying about astronomical electricity bills. Tubular heaters are incredibly affordable to run – costing as little as half a penny an hour to run. Alternative heating options such as gas or electric heaters can cost as much as 30p an hour to run, so in comparison a tubular heater is the perfect affordable choice to provide low level heat around the clock to your conservatory.

Investing in a tubular heater will mean you can enjoy your conservatory all year round, making the most of this space.

If you only want to heat your conservatory during the day or would like the tubular heater to activate when the temperature gets below a certain point, our thermostats can allow you to programme your heater to do this.

Just like you would with a normal thermostat, you can control the temperature and set running times for your tubular heater to your specific needs. So whether you want to make your conservatory comfortable to use in the morning or evening, or want to ensure plants aren’t exposed to cold temperatures, you can ensure this is all set up to your needs.

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