How to Stop Condensation on Your Windows During Winter

As winter sets in, it’s common to notice condensation on your windows. Unfortunately, excess moisture can lead to mould growth. Thankfully, there are ways to reduce or help stop condensation on your windows and prevent mould from taking hold in your home.

In most homes, condensation is a nuisance that leads to foggy windows and mould build up. There are a few different causes for condensation and I have a few ways to help you reduce or eliminate it. 

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Increase ventilation
Condensation can build up in your home if there isn’t adequate ventilation. In most cases this is when your home as no natural airflow. To reduce or stop condensation, it would help if you opened windows on opposite sides of your home to create a cross-breeze. Use exhaust fans in the bathrooms, rangehood in the kitchen to help remove moisture from the air. Additionally, maintaining a consistent temperature in your home also helps to minimise condensation by reducing humidity buildup. 

 

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Insulate your home
A cause of condensation on windows could be a lack of insulation in your home. Poor insulation causes cold air to settle on the windows, making them colder than the rest of the room. When the warm humid air hits the cold glass surface, moisture forms, causing condensation. To help prevent this issue, you need to ensure your home is insulated. This can be done by using double-glazed windows. Insulating your roof and walls can also help keep the warmth in your home.

 

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Use a dehumidifier
A dehumidifier is an easy quick solution if your home has high humidity levels. It helps to absorb excess moisture in the air, reducing the humidity levels that cause condensation. Place a dehumidifier in problem areas with high moisture levels. 

 

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Use fans to keep the air circulating
Using your fan to circulate the air in your room will help to move moisture in the air away from the windows, reducing or even eliminating window condensation altogether. 
 

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Add or use window coverings
Finally, installing blinds or curtains can help reduce the amount of warm moist air that comes into contact with your window. When selecting curtains choose breathable fabrics that allow air to circulate. Close your blinds or curtains during the night to create an insulating layer between the cold window and warm air in your room to help reduce or stop condensation.

 

Bamboo Charcoal Air Purifying Bags 

If you find you have bad odours or  excess moisture, try these activated charcoal bags. These bamboo charcoal air purifying bags are perfect for wardrobes, pantries, bathrooms, bedrooms, and even gym bags and pet areas. They work wonders on allergens, pollutants, bacteria, moisture, mildew, and mould – all thanks to the natural sponge-like properties of activated bamboo charcoal.

Condensation is a common issue in many homes during winter. By understanding the causes of condensation, you can take the necessary steps to reduce or eliminate it. Increasing ventilation, insulating your home, using a dehumidifier, and adding window coverings are all effective ways to prevent condensation on your windows. As you prepare your home for winter, consider these tips to keep your windows clear and your home free of dampness and mould.

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