How to tackle Moisture?
June 19th 2020
- Open windows for a few minutes morning and evening on opposite sides of the house, to let the air change and moisture escape.
- Keep the curtains and doors throughout the house open during the day.
- Airing the home out after you’ve turned off the heating can reduce condensation.
- Use extractor fans in the kitchen and bathroom, and keep going for a little longer after you’ve left the room.
- If condensation appears on the windows this will need wiping every morning, to prevent damage to window sills, curtain linings, and paintwork.
- Keep furniture away from exterior walls and windows, to allow a bit of airflow around the room and prevent damp building up behind beds and couches.
- Don't hang clothes inside to dry and if you have a vented dryer, make sure it vents outside.
- Use your heatpump effectively! Heatpumps and HRV type systems are the most energy and cost efficient way to heat your home, so please do read the manual, follow instructions online, or if you’re unsure ask us for help.
- Use a dehumidifier on rainy and high humidity days to dry your home.
- In older homes please make sure the air vents in the foundation are clear and unblocked by any vegetation.
- Check if there is a leak from a shower unit or washing machine taps.
- Avoid using unflued gas heaters as it creates one litre of moisture per hour out of the heater straight onto the windows and also releases polluting gases that can potentially harm your health.