heating a sunroom.

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Old 02-13-08, 11:49 AM
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heating a sunroom.

hello, I have a sun room that was built off the back of our garage. we have a hot water boiler for the house and the sun room has no heat run to it. The room is abou 5 feet off the gound. I want to heat it and turn it into a small green house for arid tropical indoor plants. I was just wanting ideas, any green building ideas? to heat during michigans cold months!
 
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Old 02-13-08, 07:04 PM
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Depending on how well the room is insulated, the only green involved may be dollars spent on heat. If the room is facing south, you could look into solar panel heat but the initial cost is usually high.

I have a 270 square foot room with double pane glass and insulation under the floor ( it also sits above ground ). I can heat it with a 10,000 btu combination air conditioner / heat pump but it consumes way too much electric to run it on a daily basis. Just for temperature reference, I'm in southwestern Ohio.
 
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Old 02-14-08, 06:44 AM
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I hear ya, "going green" means just that! The room faces NW and we have a large canopy of oaks! It is insulated well, I was'nt sure to heat it with a seperate unit or tie it in with current boiler?
 
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Tie it in with the current boiler if the boiler has the capacity.
 
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Old 02-16-08, 08:22 AM
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I did think of tying it to boiler, but the room is off the garage. I would have to bust block, cut a trench in the concree floor and more nonsense to get it run in.
 
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