How to stop condensation in your conservatory
Written by October 9, 2014 | Posted in: Advice| Published
Condensation is always a problem in our homes and the conservatory is no different. Most of the time the doors in your conservatory will remain closed, which means there’s little ventilation and unfortunately this means condensation will naturally build up.
Condensation is formed by water vapour in the air coming into contact with a cold surface. So those large glass panes are the perfect place for condensation to settle. It’s typically a bigger problem in the winter months when the outside temperature drops dramatically.
As your conservatory will have been designed to be both water and air tight, they’re particularly prone to condensation.
So how can you solve the problem with condensation?
With adequate ventilation you can reduce condensation build-up. Try to keep the conservatory as warm as you can but with ventilation allowing the water vapour to escape your home.
Some homeowners look at trickle vents to solve the problem of condensation. Trickle vents are fitted to your windows and help create air flow in and out of the room.
Another option is to invest in a condensation catcher. These help tackle damp problems as you cut the fabric to the length you need and line the inside of your windows. Excess moisture will collect in the fabric and you can then squeeze it away.
A dehumidifier is one of the most popular options for controlling moisture in the home as it effectively draws moisture out of the air. There is even the option to hire one if you don’t want to buy one.
However you aim to get rid of excess moisture, try to air the conservatory during the day and keep a fairly even temperature. If you shut the door and effectively leave it sealed for long periods of time, you will end up with condensation. This can be damaging to your home as condensation is one cause of mould.