With winter now well underway, condensation becomes more of a problem in our homes. Below, we explain a little about why this happens and what can be done to try and prevent it.
Condensation on glass window panes is a natural phenomenon, no matter how well insulated your house or how efficient your double-glazing.
What causes Condensation?
Condensation occurs when warm, moisture-laden air meets a cool surface such as glass – the change in temperature causes the moisture to condense onto that surface in the form of water droplets. Colder external temperatures during winter months combined with heated internal temperatures will result in larger amounts of condensation.
How to help prevent condensation
- Increase ventilation: It is necessary to refresh warm moist air with dry air, so air rooms for 5 to 10 minutes, several times a day.
- Ventilate well when cooking and bathing
- Dry your clothes outside