The big window in our great room heats up the whole room

We have a big window in our great room that faces to the west.

  • Last summer, it became a big issue during the summertime because it started heating the great room up so much in the late afternoon and the evening.

When the sun would shine into the room, it created almost a greenhouse effect and no matter how much we would turn the air conditioning down, it would keep on getting hotter and hotter in there! It got to the point where we would have to put electric fans in the great room to move the air around and yet it would still seem super hot and like the temperatures would just keep on rising! I wasn’t really sure what we were going to do about it and so I finally ended up calling our local HVAC company. We love that room and so not being able to use it all summer because it was too hot and stuffy in there just wasn’t an option for us. When I talked to the guy at the HVAC company, he said that getting something called a ductless mini split A/C system might be a good fit for us. With an A/C system like a ductless mini split, you don’t have to run additional ductwork and it will provide lots of extra cooling to the room. Other than putting blackout curtains on the windows, that might be the only option that we have! I have made an appointment with the HVAC company so a technician is coming out early next week to do an estimate for us.


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