For more convenient operation, ridge vents and windows can be controlled by a thermostat and linear actuator motor. Setting the thermostat at the highest acceptable temperature will cause it to open when the interior temperature reaches the maximum desired and allow for unmonitored natural ventilation.
The cooling process described above helps to exchange air with little hassle to the homeowner. All controls contained in the motorized unit are weatherproof to protect the controls from any moisture which they may experience. Thermostat placement is crucial and should not be placed in direct sunlight, as it may force a false reading. Conservatories can utilize environment control systems to provide a comfortable living space year-round.
Conservatory environments can also be entirely automated to ensure consistent conditions are maintained year-round. An environmental control system can be included in any conservatory to control temperature, humidity, shading systems, and more. Thermostats are set to operate based on a temperature range of approximately 5 – 10 degrees.
For example, vents can be set to open when the conservatory reaches 70 degrees and close when the temperature drops to 60 degrees. While the temperature is within this range, the vents will remain open and allow air to circulate. If need be, the vents can be opened or closed manually.