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Old 09-26-2007, 10:10 AM   #1
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I'm interested in adding a sunroom to my home but am worried that my A/C costs will dramatically increase...Is this true?

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Old 09-26-2007, 02:28 PM   #2
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I'm no professional but i just added a 200 sq ft room onto my house. Its only got two windows to the outside and is very well insulated, i've seen no change in our a/c bill. I think it would depend on your insulation and quality of windows.

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IT will depend on how well the wall are insulated.
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Old 09-30-2007, 08:46 AM   #4
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Yes, a room full of windows will cost more to heat and cool. You can minimize the cost by getting the proper glazing options for your location. But it will cost you more.
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Old 10-01-2007, 10:40 AM   #5
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I have a 3 season sunroom added to my house. Most of the cost is in the windows. You could have a room built with traditional framing to look like a sunroom and save money.

Also, the stark white aluminum framing kind of gets to you after a while. I havent come up with a good solution to tone down the sterilness yet.
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Old 10-03-2007, 11:22 AM   #6
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The answer depends on the glass used in the sunroom. There are a variety of different glazing options used by each sunroom manufacturer, such as single or dual pane glass. Each option allows more or less heat into the room, measured as Relative Heat Gain.

The glass with the lowest Relative Heat Gain (39) is called CONSERVAGLASS PLUS™. It’s only available on sunrooms manufactured by Four Seasons Sunrooms. CONSERVAGLASS PLUS™ blocks 85% of the sun's heat, helping you significantly reduce cooling costs. For more information, go to:
http://www.ambianceadditions.com/sun...m-windows.html
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Old 10-03-2007, 08:04 PM   #7
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Another question is..."Is the A/C big enough to cool the extra square footage?"

Sometimes, you have to add a small unit to heat and cool the extra space. It's not a big deal. Getting the right glass is. For me, a minimum would be to get double pane glass with tint on it. Sometimes you end up with a large opening that you need glass in, and that's the best you can get for the application.

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