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|How to Avoid Condensation?|
The, following three steps will help you reduce the condensation in
(Step 1) Produce less Moisture
Some ordinary daily activities produce a lot of moisture very
Cover pans and do not leave kettles boiling.
Avoid portable flueless bottled gas heaters as these heaters put
a lot of moisture in the air.
Dry washing outdoors outside on a line, never place damp
clothing over radiators.
Tumble dryers must always be vented to the outside air.
(Step 2) Ventilate to Remove Moisture
Ventilate kitchens and bathrooms when in use by opening the window.
It is advisable to keep a small window open when
someone is in the room
Close the kitchen and bathroom doors when these rooms are in
use, even if your kitchen or bathroom has an extractor fan. This will
help prevent moisture reaching other rooms, especially bedrooms, which
are often colder and more likely to get condensation.
Where possible, position wardrobes and furniture against
If you replace your window units at any time, make sure that the
new frames incorporate trickle ventilators.
(Step 3) Insulate, Draught proof and Heat Your Home
Insulation and draught proofing will help keep your home warm
and will also cut fuel bills. When the whole home is warmer,
condensation is less likely.
Insulate your attic do not block any ventilation under the eaves.
Consider cavity wall insulation.
Consider secondary and double glazing of windows to reduce heat
loss and draughts but you must ensure that there is some ventilation.
In cold weather, some people keep low background heating on all day.
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