It’s an all too common issue isn’t it? Windows dripping with condensation and small pools of water forming on the windowsill. However, there are some ways you can combat this annoyance. Here we look at a few of them.
- Heating – In the cold months, try to ensure your rooms are kept warm as evenly as possible. You can set a heating timer to make sure it comes on at the best time.
- Let damp air out – Showering and drying washed clothing are both examples of tasks that produce large amounts of water. Always make sure you have a window open for the damp air to escape. Try to dry washing outside whenever possible. If you use a tumble dryer, make sure it is vented to the outside.
- Room layout – Avoid pushing large bits of furniture up against walls as this restricts the airflow which can cause a build-up of condensation.
- Vents and fans – Any vents should be left open all year round. This will help get rid of warm, moist air in the house. Make sure extractor fans are turned on in the bathroom or kitchen when you are showering or cooking for the same reason.
- Cooking – When cooking, try to keep the lids on pans so the steam is trapped inside rather than escaping into your home and increasing the risk of condensation.
So, the key things to remember if you want to reduce condensation in your home are that you must have a warm but well ventilated home and you should always avoid, where possible, any tasks that create moist air and steam.
If condensation is left untreated it can cause mould problems and generally have an unpleasant presence in your home. Follow our tips and say good bye to dripping windows!