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Explaining Condensation And Offering Ways Of Stopping It


Will this winter ever end? You might be wishing that it would because you are fed up of the sight of condensation on your windows.

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Others will currently be in the same boat and just want a resolution for this pesky phenomenon.

We can offer several proven remedies, but prior to going into them, we want to give you some background into condensation and explain why it happens.

It’s all to do with contrasting internal and external temperatures and moisture building-up inside a house.

How does this moisture build up?

Well, it’s generated when you dry your clothes on your radiators, cook food in pans that have no lids on, take a hot shower etc. Unless you have enough ventilation, this moisture has no means of escape.

If you get surface condensation forming on your windows a lot during the winter and don’t do anything about it, you are inviting damp and mould to occur, which can be damaging to your health.

Instead of doing nothing, the immediate solution is to remove any condensation with a towel or squeegee.

A better fix is to install a humidifier in the rooms most affected by condensation to warm them up, most typically in kitchens and bathrooms.

Keeping a window open in winter when cooking or showering is difficult, so buying a couple of humidifiers will make more sense.

If you still have single-glazed windows, they should be exchanged for double-glazed windows as they have a warmer profile.

You may still get the odd bit of condensation on new energy efficient double-glazed windows, normally in March and October, because of a high dew point and swift temperature swings.

Don’t be alarmed by this. It’s a sign that the windows are performing as they should do. Anyway, once a breeze catches the glass or the sun comes out, the condensation will fast evaporate.

 

We get asked about condensation a lot at Amber Home Improvements. So, we figured it would be a good idea to produce a detailed document about it.

Get your FREE copy of it on our Helpful Guides page.

 


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