What causes condensation in your home?

The average 3 bedroom home can absorb up to 7,000 litres of water during construction. Watch to learn how you can reduce the impact of condensation in your home.

When the damp air inside your home meets a cold surface such as window frames it releases moisture which appears in the form of water droplets or condensation.

So while windows and doors often take the rap the real cause of condensation is water vapor and poor ventilation which is spurred on by our normal everyday activities.

Did you know?

  • Sleeping adults can produce up to one litre of moisture in just 8 hours
  • cooking a meal can produce up to three litres of water per day
  • bathing and doing laundry are major sources of water vapor
  • the water absorbed during the process of building a new home the materials used to build an

An average three-bedroom house can absorb up to 7,000 litres of water during construction so while there will always be moisture in the air in our homes, there’s still a lot we can do to reduce the impacts of condensation.

Simple things like keeping your windows open during the day, using extractor fans or vents when cooking, showering, or drying laundry can make a difference.

Alongside maintaining these practical habits, it also helps to choose window types which incorporate passive ventilation even when windows are locked and to invest in thermally efficient window frames like our very own ThermalHEART products.

For more advice on how to keep condensation at bay get in touch with our team and discover how our passive ventilation and thermalheart product ranges can help you maintain a happy healthy home which is comfortable.

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