Condensation and mould spores forming
Did you know around 1 in 5 households suffer from condensation?
It’s getting to that time of year again, Christmas is on the horizon, late nights and warm weather something of a distant memory.
But with the colder winter weather around the corner, is your home ready?
Ways to reduce condensation within the home
Almost nobody wants to wake up first thing in the morning and have to worry about going round the whole house having to wipe down windows and any surfaces that may have gotten wet. Similarly not worry about the rising costs of having to have a humidifier plugged in 24/7.
So for that reason here we have a few short term solutions to help reduce condensation within your home:
1: Did you know house pets and plants contribute to moisture within the air?
Moving house plants away from windows will help stop condensation from forming
It may sound strange but fish tanks and aquariums will give out a lot of moisture. Cover them in order to prevent any excess moisture. As well as fish tanks and aquariums, plants also give out moisture and especially when located on windowsills or in corners the problem may be worse. If you seem to be having issues, try moving plants away from corners and windows, as this will allow air to circulate more freely.
2: Avoid overfilling cupboards and wardrobes. Again, any moisture that is within the air tends to settle on surfaces where it cannot circulate freely. This not only means solid surfaces but clothing as well. Buy ensuring cupboards and wardrobes are open this will help prevent damp patches occurring and helping keep mould at bay, as well as keeping your clothes fresher for longer!
Opening windows allows air to circulate more freely
3: This may sound odd when the weather outside is freezing, but if you find yourself in a particular room more often, opening the window slightly will again help reduce condensation by keeping the air flowing within the property. Breathing is a major contributing factor to condensation.
4: Making sure your property is well ventilated will also help reduce condensation dramatically. Making sure your home has an energy efficient extractor fan in the kitchen and bathroom will make a considerable difference in these two rooms where moisture is produced the most!
5: Following on from making sure the property is well ventilated, make sure that if you have a washing machine or tumble dryer, these too are also correctly ventilated. If not, you could be finding yourself venting out two litres of water into the air!
6: Drying clothes indoors isn’t always ideal, however if you need to, try putting them in the bathroom, with the extractor fan on if you have one, or with the window open fully until dried.
7: Furniture also pushed up against the wall can have a negative impact on the air circulating around your home. Leave at least 50mm between in order to allow the air to keep moving freely.
8: Don’t leave any surfaces wet! If you don’t have adequate ventilation and water begins to sit on surfaces, when left this can become a breeding ground for mould and cause further problems.
Wipe down any wet surfaces to stop mould from growing
I have tried all the above, what next?
Don’t panic. There are several other options to consider! A popular service we provide is installing the CAN-ECO-HC is at the height of Positive Input Ventilation (PIV) technology!
The hall control unit has the added benefit of all system controls being sited in the ceiling diffuser meaning easy access for you, the homeowner. This is a unique system which has functions such as a lock feature, a digital display and manual control to increase/decrease the volume of airflow entering the property.
The Cannon-Eco range cures condensation dampness and removes allergens and pollutants from the home with this low-energy ventilation system. From the inventors of PIV offering whole home ventilation suitable for all properties with a loft space. You’ll benefit from improved indoor air quality as pollutants, allergens, odours and humidity are removed from the air you breathe.
Installed in the loft out of sight and with no holes to knock through walls, this is the perfect solution for homes looking for a ventilation solution!
What are the Benefits of the CAN-ECO-HC PIV?
Cures Condensation Dampness
• PIV removes humidity from the air, preventing mould growth
CAN-ECO-HC-Cannon-PIV which is installed to remove condensation
Improves Indoor Air Quality
• G4 filters inside the unit prevent external pollutants such as pollen and traffic fumes from entering the home, as well as expelling internal pollutants caused by cooking and cleaning
Radon Gas Control
• Helps reduce and maintain low Radon gas levels
• Clinically proven to help allergy and asthma sufferers
Fixed Heat Recovery
• Minimises loss of heat in the loft by recirculating the air, saving energy
• Easy access to system controls in ceiling diffuser- a feature unique to Nuaire
System Standby In Summer Months
• When the loft temperature exceeds 23°C
• 7 year warranty; 1 year parts and labour, remaining years parts only
Check out the previous post on Positive Input Ventilation Systems for more information and to contact us today.