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What Is Condensation And How Do You Stop It?
So, that’s the last Bank Holiday been and gone until Christmas, which can only mean one thing; autumn and winter are on the way!
Let’s hope that summer hasn’t finished quite yet, but at some point temperatures will start to plummet and that’s when condensation is most likely to form on your windows.
It can be stopped though and it needs to be stopped, otherwise you run the risk of it causing mould and damp, and in some circumstances, damaging your health.
Before we go into how it can be stopped, it’s valuable to find out more about condensation and how it occurs…
When there’s water vapour in the air that is unable of escaping from a house that’s when condensation happens and it most commonly transpires due to a lack of insulation or poor heating.
The coolness of winter is a time when any air indoors is most ineffective at holding vapour and as it builds up it results in those very familiar water droplets forming on the cold surfaces of windows.
Our top tips for culling condensation
There are ways of minimising the chances of being greeted by the sight of condensation on your windows when pulling back the curtains first thing in the morning:
- Take advantage of any further fine weather we receive over the coming months by drying your clothes outside on the washing line, rather than in the tumble dryer or on the radiators.
- Before having a hot bath or shower, open the bathroom window a bit to let the heat generated escape.
- Avoid pushing any items of furniture right up against the walls. Leave a gap as this will enable any air to circulate around the room more easily.
- When you’re cooking and boiling things on the hob remember to leave the pan lids on so that the steam is unable to escape.
- Replace any single glazed windows that you still have for the latest double or triple glazed windows. Once they’re fitted, get your ventilation in order.
If you need a further understanding of condensation or want more methods of stopping it, contact Hazlemere for the best advice around.