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Generally, people notice condensation when water droplets are streaming down bedroom windows first thing in the morning. There are 3 factors that affect the level of condensation in a room

  • The amount of moisture in the air (Humidity)
  • The temperature of the room
  • The surface temperature of the windows/ walls

The more moisture there is in the air the more likely it is that you will get condensation. For example in a bedroom at night, we add a lot of moisture to the air through breathing. Together with sweating this can lead to the air becoming saturated with moisture. When this moisture hits a cold surface such as a window or external wall it condenses & forms water droplets.

Problems associated with condensation

  • Streaming windows
  • Mould on window reveals
  • Mould behind furniture & along the top of the wall
  • Wallpaper peeling from walls
  • Wooden window cills swelling & discolouring
  • Damp clothes in wardrobes

How to prevent condensation

In order to prevent condensation, humidity levels, air temperature & surface temperature can all be improved.

Room temperature & surface temperature are a factor but on their own they tend to push the condensation to a different part of the room or house. Typically onto window reveals, into wardrobes & corners with cold bridging. Controlling humidity levels with a ventilation system is the best way to eliminate condensation problems. This removes the source of the problem in the first place which is the excessive moisture in the air.

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