One of our previous blogs broached the subject of kitchen
ventilation, it explained the importance of ensuring your kitchen is
well-ventilated and highlighted what might happen if this wasn’t the case.
We thought we’d explore this idea in greater detail during
this next blog post from Ducting Online. This time we consider the ways you can
improve ventilation in kitchens to prevent moisture and humidity becoming an
How to stop
your kitchen steaming up
- Ventilate tumble dryers
- Use cooker hoods
- Place lids on pans
- Switch kettles off sooner
- Utilise natural ventilation
- Check air vents
Drying clothes over the winter isn’t easy. You’ve lost a
natural ally. You can’t hang clothes outside to dry, this leaves you with the
great indoors and this often causes problems with condensation.
Tumble dryers are one solution. They’re good for drying
towels and clothes, just check the label first. Make sure your dryer is
adequately ventilated though. Ideally your dryer should be ducted to an outside
vent, this removes heat and moisture from the room.
Boil food on the hob and this creates a high degree of
Turn cooker hoods on before you start boiling pasta though
and this lessens the impact. Leave the hood on for a while after you finish
cooking to remove the excess steam.
Use lids on pans
Cover pans when you are boiling food on the hob. Left
uncovered they produce large quantities of steam.
Put a lid on things and this should lessen the impact of
steam, switch on the cooker hood at the same time to keep moisture build-up to
the bare minimum.
Turn off kettles
Do you wait until the kettle switches itself off when you
feel like a brew? Change this habit. As soon as you start to see the kettle
boil kill the switch and prevent steam building up in the room.
ventilation where possible
Basic solutions are just as effective too. You could open
windows or doors to let steam out of your kitchen. It might feel a little fresh
but at least there won’t be a high volume of moisture streaming down your
Unclog air vents
Go around checking air vents in your kitchen. Look for
blockages or debris that might be preventing the vents working to their best
ability. Keep them clear to let steam escape.
Kitchens are prone to excess moisture. Use these tips from
Ducting Online to keep steam from your home.