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|When planning and designing your conservatory itís easy for your imagination to dwell in the summer months. Long days of sunshine where the only consideration is how you will keep the conservatory cool. But conservatories are not only for the summer theyíre for Christmas and the rest of the year too.
This article will take a brief look at your options for keeping your conservatory warm in the winter months
, so you can enjoy it all year round. As energy costs continue to rise itís really important to think through these options before the build starts, because after your conservatory is finished you will be limited in your choice of heating.
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Installing pipe work to connect your conservatory to your existing central heating system is one option that is best chosen at the initial design stage. Conservatories are usually made with walls that are made up largely of glass. The location of the radiators will need careful consideration and a reputable builder will be able to talk you through the possibilities. But the most critical factor here is the capacity of your boiler Ė can it efficiently take on more radiators?
Like a car engine, boilers are built to carry a certain load and some smaller boilers are only able to effectively heat the number of rooms in the existing home. If you have an old boiler, itís worth considering installing a new one before the conservatory build starts. This will be costly, but in the long term, modern heat-efficient boilers will cost less than older ones to run. What you must avoid is adding a load to a low-capacity boiler that might result in the whole house never really being warm.
A relatively new option is to install an air-conditioning unit. This will of course keep your conservatory cool in the summer, but many modern units have a heating capacity too. If you plan to only use your conservatory occasionally in the colder months, this can be a good option, because the space can be heated quickly just when you need it to be.
Again, this installation really should be discussed with the conservatory designer at the earliest stage so they can talk you through the possibilities of where to locate the air-conditioning units.
There are different types of heating that will run under your floor. Some connect to the central heating system and you would need to make the same considerations as mentioned above concerning radiators. There are also electric-powered systems, which would provide an independent heating source for the conservatory alone. Costs vary according to the system you choose and your floor area. It is essential, though, that your conservatory builder is qualified to answer your questions if you decide on underfloor heating, as the build specifications must be precise if the system is work efficiently.
One last option that not many people would consider is to borrow an idea from kitchen design Ė plinth heaters. These are small fan heaters that would normally sit under a kitchen unit. They can be connected to your central heating system and are very cost-effective. You would need to incorporate them into the design of your conservatory, though. But again, an experienced conservatory builder would not be put off by this question.
The main thing is to look at all your options at the design phase and have a good think about whether you want your conservatory just for the good weather?
Do Mobile Users Know About Your App? Technology Articles | July 4, 2013
Far too often mobile device users end up neglecting a company's mobile app simply because they do not know it exists. Due to the instinctual act of visiting full and mobile website, users often rely on such methods to gain information, make purchases or conduct other forms of business with a company.
Far too often mobile device users end up neglecting a company's mobile app simply because they do not know it exists. Due to the instinctual act of visiting full and mobile website, users often rely on such methods to gain information, make purchases or conduct other forms of business with a company. Often times doing so is less efficient than if they were to use the mobile app that a company offers, which is overlooked because of a lack of marketing and publicity. Regardless of the current popularity of your mobile app, your goal should be to increase user awareness, especially for those that struggle with using your full and mobile websites on their mobile devices. To help you do so, here are a few tips.
Advertise Your App On Your Websites
Likely the most important aspect of transitioning users from your full and mobile websites is to advertise your app on such locations. Furthermore, placing a link to download your mobile app on the web pages that your users get most frustrated using a website not designed for their mobile devices is the best practice. In other words, your customers will be delighted to find a simple fix to having to use your full website on their mobile device, so long as you make sure they know about it.
Same Customers, Different Method
When offering a mobile app, and subsequently transitioning your use of ecommerce, the goal should be to reach out to the same customers just in a different way. More specifically, you will likely be targeting the same users of your full website, while shifting over to using your mobile app in order for them to make purchases. Truth be told, making such a transition may sound like an arduous task, however, there is really very little to it. The majority of the transition will be placed upon your users, and once they see how much simple your mobile app makes things, they will surely welcome the change.