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Top Tips to Reduce Window Condensation

window condensation advice Have you noticed condensation forming on your windows in cold weather? While our homes are becoming more energy efficient, it can often mean lack of ventilation, which can cause condensation to form on cold glass due to higher humidity levels. Window condensation can cause mould to form, which is not only unsightly, but can also cause health issues too. If there’s condensation on your windows, it’s likely it will be appearing on other areas of your property too.

We’ve put together our top tips on how to help reduce condensation:

Open your Windows

Keep kitchen and bathroom doors closed when you’re cooking, or taking a bath or shower, and try to open the windows. This prevents the steam collecting on cold walls and windows in other parts of your home. Use saucepan lids to reduce the amount of steam created in kitchens and run the cooker hood fan.

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Leave the Motor Running

Use saucepan lids to reduce the amount of steam created in kitchens and use an extractor fan to help draw moisture out of the air. Leave it running for at least 15 minutes after you’ve finished creating steam, to help clear the air.

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Let the outside in

Open your windows or French doors regularly each day; even for 10 or 15 minute bursts, to improve ventilation in the home.

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Put the Washing out

Dry your clothes outside if possible – keep an eye on the weather forecast to plan ahead. If it isn’t possible, then considering hanging them in the bathroom whilst leaving the window open and door closed to let moisture escape.

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Vent your Dryer

If you use a tumble dryer to dry your clothes, make sure it is vented properly to the exterior of the property. This will help prevent window condensation forming indoors.

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Double (or Triple) it

If you have single glazing or find condensation forming between your windowpanes, it might be time to consider installing new windows. Evolution double glazed windows are highly energy efficient and keep your home warmer in winter and cooler in summer. Our triple glazed windows are 15% more energy efficient. But don’t forget you still need to open your windows from time to time to allow ventilation.

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Let the Air Flow

Ensure that air can circulate around furniture and that it is not pushed tight against the walls – allow a gap of at least 50mm. Avoid putting heavy furniture against external walls if possible. If the air can’t circulate, it will condense onto walls with the possibility of forming black mould.

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Uncover it

Don’t block or airbricks or chimneys. These allow the air to flow in and out of your house and help moist air to escape reducing window condensation.

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Warm up

Use your central heating to keep your property heated adequately, to try and warm up cold surfaces and maintain a constant temperature.

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Don’t Cause a Blockage

Ensure your gutters and downpipes aren’t blocked and fix any water leaks. Blockages can make exterior walls wet, which will in turn affect the interior of your property and can cause window condensation.

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Want to find out more?

For further information about our energy saving windows and doors contact us or find your local Evolution Windows Installer.

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