3 Ways That Condensation Can Be Minimised


3 Things You Can Do To Reduce The Threat Of Condensation

One of the subjects that we’re most asked about at this time of the year is condensation as it starts to show up on people’s windows. 

If you get it quite infrequently, it’s nothing to be concerned about. But if it happens regularly and you get a lot of it, something needs to be done to resolve the situation. 

Failure to act could lead to you getting mildew and mould on your windows, and any exposure to that might cause you to have respiratory problems and other health issues. 

This is what you can do to make condensation less of a threat:

Improve indoor ventilation

You don’t want the humidity level to be too high in your house, which your kitchen and bathroom areas may contribute to when you’re cooking or taking a hot shower. 

All you need to do in this instance is to open some windows in the relevant areas to let any heat escape and fresh air come in. 

There’s a chance you have an extractor fan in these spots. If you do, make sure it’s in good working order and use it.

An open window

Dry your washing outside

We might get a few nice days over the coming weeks, when it’s warm enough outside to hang out your washing. 

It’s better for your fight against condensation to put stuff on the washing line to dry than to use your radiators or tumble dryer as the latter two options will increase humidity and moisture. 

And what does it cost to hang washing outside? Nothing.

Clothes on a washing line

Put heating on a low level

The condensation you see on your windows occurs when warm air makes contact with the cold surface of the glass. 

It shouldn’t happen as much if you are consistent with your heating and keep it on a low level, as much as possible, as opposed to regularly turning it up and down. 

If it makes you feel comfortable enough, try a temperature of around 18 degrees in the winter months.

A thermostat

You will have to get new energy efficient double or triple glazed windows installed by Bon Accord if these three ideas have little effect. 

On our Helpful Guides page there is a document specifically dedicated to condensation, which provides more advice on the subject.


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