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How Condensation Occurs And What You Can Do To Stop It

A quick look at a temperature gauge will tell you that autumn is here, as will the sight of condensation on your windows in the mornings. 

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After months without it, condensation will have reared its ugly head again in many households, leaving lots of homeowners frustrated and keen to find a solution for this common issue. 

Where does it come from? It’s down to a build-up of moisture and high humidity indoors. 

Excess moisture and humidity is generated in a house in various ways e.g. when you take a hot shower and omit to open a window, or fail to put lids on your pans when cooking food on a hob. 

Unless you have sufficient ventilation or a dehumidifier in the rooms where moisture and humidity builds up most, there’s no avenue for this moisture and humidity to escape. 

What you shouldn’t do, is do nothing about condensation. 

Whenever it appears, use a towel to wipe it off your windows, because if you continuously just leave it alone, mould and damp can form, which can both have an affect on your health. 

Upgrading to energy efficient double or triple glazed windows will put an end to your condensation-related woes. 

They have a warmer profile than old single glazed windows, so condensation is less likely to occur on them during the autumn and winter months. 

You will still get the occasional bit of external condensation on energy efficient windows, normally in March/April and October, but it’s nothing to be concerned about. 

It only happens because of the wild fluctuations in temperature at these times of the year, and as soon as the sun or a breeze hits the external glass, the condensation quickly evaporates. 

Because we get asked about condensation so often by customers, we have written a Helpful Guide about it that you can download for FREE. 

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