Condensation is a common problem so don’t think your home is the only dwelling that’s suffering from steaming windows this year, the chances are your neighbour is in exactly the same position. Condensation is caused by a build-up of moisture in the warm air inside your property, when this moisture hits cold surfaces it forms droplets of water. There are ways to minimise the effects of condensation though, we’ve listed some ideas in this blog from Ducting Online.
Vent rooms – Try to give rooms that are affected by moisture as much ventilation as possible. Some rooms are more prone to condensation than others, bathrooms, kitchens and bedrooms need adequate ventilation to help reduce the impact. Open small windows, use extractor fans and vents where possible, this should help to improve the situation.
Reduce moisture –Look at ways you can reduce moisture within the home as well. Boiling vegetables on the stove, leaving wet clothes on radiators and taking long, hot showers will increase moisture within the building. Keep the doors closed in kitchens and bathrooms, use oven extractor fans, open the back door if you can brave it and try to ventilate ‘wet’ areas as best you can.
Use your heating -Turn central heating to a low setting to combat the effects of condensation. Leave the heating on low for a prolonged period of time if you can afford to and this will gradually warm up the interior of the building and reduce water droplets on cold surfaces.
The main factor to consider when you are tackling condensation is to give you home as much ventilation as possible. If you need advice about ventilation or ducting please don’t hesitate to contact us at Ducting Online, we know how difficult it can be deal with condensation and genuinely want to help.