Condensation is an increasingly common problem in the home.
Part of the reason is that all those measures we’ve taken to make our homes more comfortable and energy efficient - such as central heating, cavity wall insulation and double glazing - serve to ‘shut in’ the moisture that actually causes condensation in the first place.
So although double or triple glazing hugely reduces condensation by insulating rooms from the cold outside, it can occasionally be part of the problem. That’s why the the most effective way to combat condensation is to ventilate any affected rooms by partially opening the window or opening up the trickle vents in the top of your window frame, if you have them. (It may feel like you’re letting all the heat escape but actually, you’re replacing warm, moist air with cool, dry air that’s cheaper to heat in the long run.)
If that doesn’t get rid of the problem, there are other steps you can take, depending on what kind of condensation you have and what’s causing it. Use our easy checklist to assess the nature of your condensation problem and the best way to tackle it.