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How to Cool a House with a Sunroom

Professional Air Conditioning Installation in Wichita


One of the unique elements of a home can be both a benefit and a problem. Homes with sunrooms, especially older homes here in Wichita, come with a variety of opportunities and frustrations. Keeping these rooms cool during the summer can seem like a never-ending battle. Instead of trying to cool a sunroom, many choose to just consider these sunrooms off-limits during the hottest months of the season.

Fenix Heating & Cooling provides cooling solutions to all different types of homes. That includes houses with all different types of unique situations, including homes with a sunroom.

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Sunrooms are also known as solariums, garden rooms and sun parlors. They are often called a “three-season room” which speaks exactly to the problem many homeowners with sunrooms face. Many sunrooms aren’t original to the home. They are added on, usually adapting an existing patio to create an extension to the interior of the house.

Sunrooms can be insulated. They may also connect to the home’s HVAC system. But many sunrooms, especially those that were added on later, were never connected to the existing HVAC system.


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Among the factors to consider in when getting AC service for a home is whether it has a sunroom. Sunrooms can be amazing rooms to enjoy the outdoors from the comfort of your home. But as many of us know, they can be a challenge to keep cool.

Fenix Heating & Cooling provides solutions for cooling homes in Wichita, and each home is different. From air conditioning repair to new Central AC installation, Fenix is your full-service HVAC company in Wichita. Our team can provide ways for homeowners to keep their homes cool, even if they face such difficulties as an uninsulated hot sunroom.


Considering Getting a Sunroom added to your home?

Depending on how it is constructed, a sunroom can be too cold in the winter or too hot in the summer, or both. When considering having a sunroom added on, you should make sure your new sunroom will have the same level of comfort as the rest of your house. That includes getting it built with insulated windows and walls as well as ductwork installation.

When homeowners add on a sunroom, they should consider whether they want to get the ductwork expanded to reach this addition. And another thing to keep in mind is the extra demand being placed on your existing air conditioning system to be cooling an additional space. That may mean you will need to upgrade to a larger air conditioning unit to sufficiently cool your entire house.

Sometimes adding new ductwork to an addition can be costly or very difficult. Fortunately, there are great alternatives to traditional heating and cooling systems that utilize ductwork. Ductless mini split systems are excellent HVAC systems that provide adequate cooling AND heating to a space that doesn’t have ductwork. These great devices are often added on to a home that has central heat & air already, but need different or additional comfort solutions to particular spaces – like a sunroom!

Contact Fenix Heating & Cooling to learn if a ductless mini split may be perfect for you.


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DIY Sunroom Cooling Solutions

Outside of installing a new system or installation, there are small measures a homeowner can take that can help keep a sunroom cool during our hot Wichita summers.

  • Install dark curtains in the sunroom. By keeping those curtains closed when the room is not in use will dramatically help your HVAC system keep the sunroom cool.
  • Run a ceiling fan in the sunroom. That is a great way homeowners can help cool down a sunroom.

Wichita Furnace & AC Installation

No matter where you live in or around Hutchinson, call on the local heating and air team your neighbors have trusted for decades. Fenix Heating & Cooling provides professional HVAC services by licensed technicians to Wichita and the surrounding towns.

Contact us today to get a FREE ESTIMATE on the new furnace or AC installation you need. You can send us a message online or call us at (316) 945-4842.

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