3 Things You Can Do To Minimise The Threat Of Condensation
Whether it’s a cold drink on a hot day leaving water rings, or tiny droplets forming on windowsills, condensation is an annoyance to just about everyone. While a small amount around windows is nothing to be concerned about, if not taken care of, condensation can become a bigger problem than just a small inconvenience.
If left untreated, condensation can cause mould and mildew to form around windows. This can trigger health issues, such as throat, eye, and skin irritation, in those with certain allergies.
Some households start to notice condensation becoming an issue around this time of year, so it is a good idea to do a quick examination of your windows.
Fortunately, there are some simple steps you yourself can take to reduce the likelihood and severity of it occurring.
Get your ventilation right
Ventilation is key to keeping condensation at bay, especially in the more humid rooms, such as bathrooms and kitchens.
Consider opening windows regularly as fresh air is the perfect antidote to pesky condensation.
You should especially open windows when cooking, washing up and showering. And if you have an extractor fan, use it!
Use your washing line
Dry clothes outside and avoid hanging clothes on radiators.
While dry days can be few and far between in the cooler months, take advantage of any Autumn and Winter sun by pegging your washing outside.
We know it can be tempting to hang clothes on radiators when those unexpected downpours occur, but your home will thank you for it if you don’t.
Be consistent with your heating
Condensation forms when humid air encounters a cold surface.
You can remedy this reaction by keeping your home at a constant low heat, rather than turning the heating on and off.
If you’ve tried the above advice and are still noticing condensation forming in your home, you may need to investigate the effectiveness of your current windows. For example, single glazed windows are more likely to attract condensation than double glazed windows as they are colder on the inside.
If you have any questions or would like to find out about the role good quality double glazed windows can play in preventing condensation, please get in touch.