Many homeowners experience condensation, especially at this time of year when the temperature outdoors starts to drop.
Although it isn’t something you need to worry about too much, condensation can be a bit of a nuisance and may also lead to bigger problems in your home.
Fortunately, there are a number of simple yet effective ways you can reduce condensation before it causes you more problems.
Dry wet surfaces
If left untreated, condensation could lead to longer lasting issues, such as mould and damp. It’s best to remove condensation as soon as you notice it by drying any wet surfaces with a cloth.
Control your heating on
Controlling your heating indoors can significantly reduce the appearance of condensation in your home. You may find that keeping your heating on constantly at a low temperature is far better than frequently turning it on and off.
Improve your ventilation
Keeping your home well-ventilated is the key to preventing condensation. We know it’s getting cooler outside, but simply opening a window will really help by allowing the warm, moist air to escape and circulate fresh air into your home.
Use an extractor fan
You may find condensation is more common in areas of your home where there is excess moisture in the air, such as your bathroom and kitchen. Switching your extractor fan on every time you shower or cook will help to remove the moist air.
Install new windows
The extreme highland weather can take its toll on your home’s exterior, which means your windows may not be insulating your home as well as they once used to. Installing double or triple glazed windows will help to make your home more energy efficient and significantly reduce the amount of heat that can escape.
You could replace your windows for only £99 deposit and pay nothing more for 12 months with our buy now, pay later offer. View all our flexible finance options today and prepare your home for winter.
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