We know winter is here when the big coats come out, the kids have got their gloves and woolly hats on, and you can’t wait to finish work so you can go home, put your slippers on and turn the heating up. Well that’s all well and good for us to keep warm, but what about our homes?.. How can these colder temperatures affect our properties?
As mentioned already, the first thing you want to do in the winter when you get home from work is to turn the heating up. This is a great way to warm your home up, but the risk of condensation forming could increase when the heated air inside your home comes into contact with cold surfaces and there is no adequate ventilation. A few misty windows may not sound like much, but condensation can cause a great deal of damage to your home if left untreated.
Condensation is a type of moisture which forms from humid air in the atmosphere. If the humid air comes into contact with a cold wall surface droplets of water form to make them damp
Without treatment, these damp surfaces can lead to problems such as the growth of black mould which is not only unsightly, but could also become a health risk, especially to those who suffer with asthma and other breathing difficulties.
To reduce the risk of condensation, make sure your home is well ventilated. Here at Peter Cox we can offer you a wide and varied range of eco-friendly and innovative ventilation systems, designed to deliver homes with fresh, filtered air.
To find out more visit our condensation control page.