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3 Tips To Reduce The Likelihood Of Condensation

3 Things You Can Do To Reduce The Threat Of Condensation

Most people notice condensation in their home now and again. However, if it becomes a regular occurrence, you may wish to take action against it. 

It’s common knowledge that condensation can be the starting point for mould forming in your home. Understandably, we want to avoid mould at all costs, as this can lead to future breathing issues and other health problems.

Fortunately, there are some simple solutions to reduce condensation around your windows. From opening windows, to making good use of your washing to line, everyone can take note of the ways to keep condensation to a minimum.

Get your ventilation right

It’s hard to believe that something as simple as opening windows can make such a difference, but it can. Opening windows keeps the room well ventilated, which will reduce humidity, a big cause of condensation.

The most humid rooms in the house are the bathrooms and kitchen. Humidity rises when we do everyday activities, such as cooking, washing up and showering. At the very least, you should open windows when you are doing any of these activities.

An open window

Use your washing line

You should never put wet or damp clothes on radiators, as this will add extra moisture to the air, which will in turn cause condensation to appear. 

Alternatively, you should use your washing line to dry your clothes outside. This is much better for the health of your home, and by avoiding mould, can have a positive effect on yours and your family’s health too.

Clothes on a washing line

Be consistent with your heating

Condensation is caused by warm air colliding with cold surfaces. If you keep your heating at a constant low temperature then you can prevent this reaction from occurring.

A thermostat

If you are still experiencing a problem with condensation in your home after following these three tips, it may be time to look into the efficacy of your current windows. Households with single glazed windows may experience condensation more frequently than those with double or triple glazing.

Speak to someone at Planet who can address your problems with realistic solutions when it comes to dealing with condensation.

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