As summer draws to a close the hopes of a September heat wave keep most of us from flicking the central heating switch to on. Our thoughts turn to those long dark nights, winter woolies and keeping nice and cosy on those evenings when temperatures drop below freezing. (It makes you feel cold just thinking about it!) To add insult to injury, the cost of energy is about to increase, and whilst you won’t want to be woken up by Jack Frost nipping your nose, you won’t want to spend over the odds on heating either.
Keeping windows firmly shut to avoid expensive heat lost and drying clothes overnight – we all try to get the best out of the heat we have when we can, but sometimes this can lead to condensation in the home.
Streaming windows and black mould are signs of condensation which basically means that your home is not adequately ventilated. You may be used to the sight of streaming windows when you wake up on a morning and think it is just part and parcel of the winter blues but prolonged condensation can cause all manner of problems. If left untreated, condensation can create damp patches on walls and therefore begin to affect your home’s interiors, resulting in peeling wallpaper and, even worse, mould growth. Not only will mould and condensation problems damage the fabric of your home (and the smell of it!), it can also affect the health of those living in the affected property.
Any home where condensation or damp is found is a suitable environment for mould, which is a known allergen and has been attributed to being a trigger for asthma and various other respiratory problems. Aside from aggravating the symptoms of allergy sufferers, mould spores are also linked to headaches, tiredness and sickness. It really isn’t worth putting the health of your household at risk this winter.
So how can we prepare our homes for the winter and therefore find a way to release condensation? EnviroVent has the answer.
The only way to banish your condensation troubles is to provide your home with good indoor air quality; all you need is good ventilation!
EnviroVent offers a wide range of eco-friendly ventilation systems such as the Mr Venty Range, which is known to significantly reduce humidity and therefore deliver homes with fresh, filtered indoor air.