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3 Things You Can Do To Reduce Condensation At Home

3 Things You Can Do To Reduce The Threat Of Condensation

Autumn is almost upon us and while that can conjure up images of colourful leaves, cosy evenings under a blanket and strolls in the crisp air, it can also mean that condensation is back with a vengeance.

Condensation can go on to cause mould and mildew, which can trigger health issues in those with certain allergies. It’s no surprise that households want to take care of condensation before this has a detrimental effect on their health.

Fortunately, there are some extremely easy things you can do.

Get your ventilation right

The first step is checking how your ventilation is working. Certain rooms, like bathrooms and kitchens, can become particularly humid when showering and cooking. Therefore, it is vital to keep these rooms well ventilated. 

By frequently opening windows you can easily improve ventilation. This will reduce the likelihood of condensation becoming a problem.

Some homes are lucky to have an extractor fan. This should be turned on when cooking, showering and washing up. 

An open window

Use your washing line

Using radiators to dry your clothes is one of the worst things you can do for condensation. Instead, it is recommended to use your washing line. 

While the British weather isn’t always kind, there are often some unseasonably warm days in autumn. You should take advantage of any dry days to get your washing done.

Clothes on a washing line

Be consistent with your heating 

Condensation is caused by a chemical reaction. When humid air and cold surfaces come into contact with each other, condensation is formed.

Constantly changing your home’s temperature can lead to this reaction. You should be consistent with your heating to prevent the issue.

It is best to keep your heating at a constant, low temperature rather than turning it on and off again. 

A thermostat

If all three of these tips do not make any difference to condensation in your home, you may have an issue with your windows. It is important to note that double or triple glazed windows are more effective in preventing condensation.

If you have any questions or concerns about condensation and your windows, please contact us

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