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The Main Cause Of Condensation And How You Can Stop It

Now that the clocks have gone back and outdoor temperatures are fast dropping, there’s no mistaking that it’s autumn. Another giveaway of this is the sudden sight of condensation on our windows. 

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Condensation is a phenomenon that often happens at this point of the year, and you just want rid of it somehow when you are greeted by wet windows in the cold, autumn mornings. 

Knowing why condensation occurs is important if you want to tackle the issue, and it’s all to do with moisture building up indoors and high humidity. 

Where does all this moisture and humidity come from? 

It can originate in different ways, for example, when you fail to open a window in your bathroom when having a hot shower, or keep pan lids off when boiling vegetables on a hob. 

If it’s impossible for this moisture and humidity to escape, and you don’t have a humidifier, that’s when those droplets make an unwelcome appearance on the glazed surface of your windows. 

You shouldn’t sit back and take no action to halt condensation. 

As an immediate solution, wipe away the condensation with a towel, otherwise, if you leave it alone, it can eventually lead to the development of mould and damp, which won’t be good for your health. 

The best long-term solution is to have energy efficient double or triple glazed windows fitted. 

They are much warmer than traditional single glazed windows and doors, so this reduces the possibility of condensation appearing on them. 

You should be made aware though that you may still get some external condensation on energy efficient windows during the months of March/April and October, but it’s nothing to be alarmed about. 

It’s due to wild variations in outdoor temperatures at these points of the year, and it’s never present on the windows for long as it evaporates as soon as it’s exposed to the sun or a bit of breeze. 

A FREE helpful guide about condensation is available here if you want further insight into the issue. 

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