• Through the daily routine of showers, baths, boiling kettles, cooking, drying clothes and breathing a family of four will contribute approximately four pints of water per person a day, equal to over 100 pints of water vapor a week. Before the days of double glazing, wall and loft insulation this humid, stale air would find its escape route through ill-fitting windows, doors, and lofts. It would be replaced by fresher, colder air – a draught! Three important factors that cause condensation:
    • The level of moisture in the air
    • The temperature of the air in your home
    • The surface temperature of the windows
  • Tips to reduce condensation:
    • Try to keep the inside temperature reasonably constant
    • Avoid drying clothes indoors
    • Do not dry clothes over any radiators
    • Ensure tumble driers are properly vented or the condensate is regularly emptied
    • Keep furniture away from walls
    • Do not disable extractor fans
    • Ensure extractor fans are well maintained and adequate
  • Many people will choose to open a window to remove condensation within the home, the problem with this is that the weather outdoors tends to have more moisture and a higher humidity than indoors – causing more condensation problems when you close the window. Having humidity levels of 50% or higher in your home can damage your property and can make allergies and asthma problems worse.