Condensation doesn’t just hinder you from getting ready in the morning, but can be detrimental to your health. However, not everyone has the time to wipe clean all their glazing each day, so what else can be done to stop condensation on windows for good? 
In this article, we will discuss how to reduce condensation on windows, the detrimental effects of it, and what causes it. 

How to Reduce Condensation on Windows: 

Buy a dehumidifier 
Close your doors 
Cover pans when cooking 
Dry clothes outdoors or in a washing machine 
Ensure proper ventilation (trickle vents and sealing) 
Invest in plastic sheets or thermal covers 
Keep heating on all day 
Open curtains and windows 
Purchase moisture absorbers or traps 
Replace your windows with secondary glazing 
Take shorter showers (or use less water) 
Turn on heater after showering 
Use an extractor fan 
Wipe windows clean every morning 
If your windows are old or severely damaged, the above options won’t be effective. In any case, the most efficient solution is to replace your windows with new secondary glazing. This not only prevents condensation on windows, but means you can save time and money in the long run from reducing these other methods. 

What Are the Effects of Condensation? 

If not prevented or removed, condensation can cause mould growth and damp. In turn, these attract harmful bacteria that can deteriorate our health, specifically our lungs. However, it can also create an unsightly appearance, cause property damage and create a bad smell. 
Living in a mould-infested home can affect our time, money and mental health due to constantly cleaning and seeing it. However, there are extensive laws preventing estate agents, landlords and councils from offering subpar housing. 

What Causes Condensation? 

Condensation is excessive moisture caused by cold weather conditions and poor ventilation. 
As of 2021, 904,000 homes suffered from damp in both the private and social-rented sectors. In fact, damp is more common in private rentals five times more than owner-occupied homes. To combat this, the NHS spends £1.4 billion per year on illnesses caused by cold or damp housing. 
However, the number of homes affected by condensation, damp and mould is not evenly distributed. Damp stands at the national average for White British households, whereas it is three times higher for Black and Asian households 

Stop Condensation on Windows with Bespoke Secondary Glazing at NRG Glass 

While condensation itself is not detrimental to our health, it can still cause property damage if not removed. If left unresolved, it can quickly cause mould growth and damp, which affects our respiratory system and can cause long-term health issues. 
To stop condensation on windows from affecting our livelihoods, the best option is to invest in high-quality secondary glazing. Our products are bespoke to your home, increasing insulation, ventilation and soundproofing. It is also the only quick measure to prevent condensation on windows for listed buildings without needing planning permission. 
Contact us today to enquire about our services. Alternatively, read our guide on the other benefits of secondary glazing and why you need it. 
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