What is condensation and how do I get rid of it?

There are many things in our lives that we could do without or lose. Minor issues and first world problems that inconvenience us can be ignored for some time but eventually, you would be better off dealing with them once and for all. One such minor irritant is condensation on the inside of a window – your windows! If you cannot see clearly out of your bedroom window, then this really detracts from the value of them and also makes your home less aesthetically pleasing.

What Causes Window Condensation?

Interior condensation is commonly a problem in winter when the outside temperature begins to drop, and the inside surface of your windows begin to cool. When it is colder outside, people tend to heat their homes more, which then leads to the heat within the home colliding with the cold surface of the window which creates excessive moisture. This moisture settles on the glazed window in the form of good old condensation.

Are There Any Risks With Condensation

Beyond being an minor annoyance, prolonged condensation can eventually become a more serious issue for both your health and your home. Older wooden windows might be prone to rot wood moulding, but condensation can also damage the rooms plaster, eventually causing damage to your entire home and not just the area of the window.

Condensation can also lead to mould growing on the walls and ceiling of your home, which leads to mould spores being released into the air that can be very dangerous if inhaled. These spores can cause allergic reactions like sneezing, red eyes, and rashes.

How To Prevent Condensation

There are many ways to keep your windows condensation under control, with a lot of them being quick and simple. The main goal should be to reduce the amount of moisture in the air in the room, therefore reducing the chances of condensation. To reduce the levels of moisture, you should focus on improving the air circulation within the room and home. Methods of improving air circulation within a home include simple things like regularly opening your windows, especially when you are doing household activities that might increase the level of moisture in the air.

An increase in humidity include things like showering, cooking, and ironing, so if it is not too cold outside, it is very useful to keep your windows open during these activities even just a little. The usage of fans to push warm air around can also help reduce the chance of condensation.

If you are looking for a more certain but pricier solution to your condensation problem, you can buy an appliance called a dehumidifier. As you might expect, a dehumidifier is a device that specialises in removing moisture and humidity in the air.

The Window Doctor Cwmbran

Perhaps the best way to minimise the risk and impact of interior condensation is to ensure that the initial window installation is exceptionally professional. The Window Doctor is a family run business, that covers Cwmbran, Cardiff, Newport and all local areas. We take great pride in the professionalism of our team and will discuss your requirements fully, to meet your requirements and budget. With over 25 years’ experience in the trade, we fully guarantee all our work, ensuring your total peace of mind. Contact us for more information.

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