Top tips on how to keep condensation in your home to a minimum
Condensation happens when the air gets colder and it cannot hold all the moisture. Tiny drops of water appear and if this happens on a regular basis it can cause condensation in your home, leaving black or green mould growth on walls and furniture. It is important to provide sufficient ventilation to allow moisture generated by daily living to escape.
There are steps you can take to reduce the amount of moisture produced. For example:
Hang washing outside to dry where possible.
Use one room to dry clothes with the window open slightly and the door closed.
Avoid hanging wet washing on radiators.
Cook with pan lids on and do not use excessive amounts of water.
When running a bath, run cold water first then add the hot.
Open windows when cooking or running a bath.
If you use a tumble dryer, make sure it’s vented to the outside unless it’s a condenser dryer.
Wipe up any water lying on the window sills in the morning.
The Government recommends that as the temperature outside drops, you need to keep the temperature inside your home between 18 and 21 degrees. Keeping your home a little warmer can help prevent condensation.
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