If you wake up to your windows dripping with water, you’ll know how annoying condensation can be. It’s a common problem, and many things can cause it once the weather outside turns colder. But it’s important to get it under control before condensation turns to mould or damp, as these can affect your health and mean more lengthy and expensive building and decorating will be needed to fix the problem.
What Causes Condensation?
When water vapour in the air is deposited on the glass in your windows and they are at a lower temperature, it turns into condensation. Activities such as cooking, washing and drying clothes or having a shower can all trigger water vapour, and if the moist air can’t escape your home, then condensation is the result.
Stopping Condensation on Your Windows
According to The Metro, the main way to prevent condensation is to get more ventilation into your rooms.
Ventilation systems and double glazing are important things to consider. Passive ventilation encourages air to flow through your home naturally. The vents contain no moving parts, so they can be easy and affordable to maintain.
Positive input ventilation systems work by replacing the moist air in your home with fresh filtered air from outside.
Heat recovery ventilation systems work the same way but include a heat exchange unit so that heat from the warm air in your home is captured and used to warm the incoming fresh air.
When you’re looking for a supplier to help you update your windows Dublin has suppliers such as Keane Windows who can help you install solutions to reduce condensation. They can discuss with you lots of ways you can try to reduce condensation on your Windows Dublin, including installing windows with double or triple glazing which are thermally efficient and will reduce the impact of warm moist air hitting a colder window and condensing.
There are also some smaller practical changes that you can start doing right away, such as reducing the amount of moisture that escapes into the air by covering boiling pans when cooking or taking shorter showers. Use an extractor fan if you have it when cooking, and open a window for a short time after a shower or when you’re drying clothes to let some of the water vapour escape outside.