Condensation and Ways to Stop It.
With the summer holidays coming to a close and the approach of autumn and winter comes condensation. Let’s hope however that we still get some nice weather for a bit longer. However, when temperatures start to become really low the chances of condensation building up on the inside of our windows greatly increases.
Condensation needs to be stopped and prevented before it happens, otherwise, it can cause damp and mold to build up. This can be very bad for your health.
How Does Condensation Occur
Water vapor in the air in our homes that cannot escape the house will build up on the inside of the windows. This is more than likely due to the lack of thermal insulation or a poor heating system.
When winter arrives and provides the cool air indoors it holds onto vapor which results in holding water and creating water droplets on your cold windows.
Here Are Our Tips To Prevent Condensation
There is a wide range of ways of reducing the build-up of condensation on your windows. Nobody wants to wake up in the morning to open the curtains to condensated windows.
- When the weather is nice try to dry your clothes outside. As drying wet clothes inside the home in a tumble dryer or on a radiator can greatly increase the chances of condensation building up.
- Before jumping into a hot bath or a hot shower, why not open the bathroom window for a little bit to let all the heat escape. This will help to prevent condensation from building up on your bathroom windows.
- Avoid blocking your windows with furniture such as sofas and cupboards. A gap will let air circulate around the room and help prevent condensation.
- When you are in the kitchen cooking food or boiling on the cooker. Try to use pan lids as this will help prevent the steam from escaping. Steam can cause big buildups of condensation on kitchen windows.
- Replace old single glazed windows with the more modern double and triple glazing. Once installed they will help to get your home’s ventilation in working order.
If you require further information on condensation or looking for ways to prevent it. Then call our team today to speak to one of our home improvement advisors.