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What Is Condensation & How Do You Stop It?

Have you started to notice condensation appear on your windows? You’re not alone.

Many homeowners experience condensation, especially at this time of year when outdoor temperatures start to drop.

But do you actually know what condensation is and how to deal with it in your home?

Condensation often occurs when warm air collides with a cold surface, such as a window.

Although it isn’t something you need to worry too much about, it can be a nuisance and may lead to bigger problems in your home.

Here are 6 simple, yet effective things you can do at home to help prevent condensation from happening.

1. Wipe down surfaces
If left untreated, condensation could lead to longer lasting issues, such as mould and damp. It’s best to remove condensation as soon as you notice it by drying any wet surfaces with a cloth.

2. Use an extractor fan
You may find condensation is more common in areas of your home where there is excess moisture in the air, such as your bathroom and kitchen. Switching your extractor fan on every time you shower or cook will help to remove the moist air.

We would also recommend leaving it on for 15 minutes afterwards in order to remove as much of the air as possible.

3. Turn your heating on
Controlling your heating indoors can significantly reduce the appearance of condensation in your home. You may find that keeping your heating on constantly at a low temperature is far better than frequently turning it on and off.

4. Keep your internal doors closed
While you may think that keeping your doors open in between rooms will help the condensation to escape, it can actually allow the water vapour to spread into other areas of your home, so it’s best to keep your internal doors closed.

5. Open your windows
Keeping your home well-ventilated is the key to preventing condensation. We know it’s getting cooler outside, but simply opening a window will really help by allowing the warm, moist air to escape and circulate fresh air into your home.

6. Replace old windows
Old windows may not be insulating your home as well as they once used to. Installing double or triple glazed windows will help to make your home more energy efficient and significantly reduce the amount of heat that can escape.

You could spread the cost of your home improvements over 5, 10 or 15 years with our flexible finance options. Request a free quote today and we guarantee to have your replacement windows installed before Christmas. Limited availability.

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