- Posted by admin
- On January 19, 2016
As homes are sealed better against air leakage, natural ventilation to the outdoors is reduced. As a result, indoor air becomes much more likely to contain damaging levels of moisture during winter.
If your windows sweat enough during the heating season that you need to wipe it with a towel, then you have a problem. This can result in ruined window-frames, mould growth on windowsills, furthermore damaging decay of wall cavities.
Cooking, showering and drying clothes all release huge amounts of moisture into the air.
Boosting home ventilation is the key to solving the window condensation problem!
Simple Tips to follow:
- Open windows a little
- Easiest approach—but it will cost you more on your heating
- Use exhaust fans & proper venting
- Install a Heat Recovery Ventilator (HRV)
- It will fix the problem once and for all –HRV’s incorporate fan ventilation with a built-in heat exchanger that typically extracts 75 to 85% of the heat out of stale indoor air before exhausting it outdoors. This saved heat is then transferred to a fresh stream of air coming into your home from outside
Call us today and solve your condensation problem for good! 519.969.7822 for a free estimate.