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Keeping Your Home Dry In Autumn And Winter

16 September 2022 / Commercial Property

Nobody likes condensation in their homes. If you look the other way, it grows and grows, threatening life, property and limb. Condensation is caused by moisture that settles on cool or cold surfaces. There are, however, easy ways to defeat it.

Maintain heating at a constant 18 degrees centigrade, rather than in intermittent blasts of heating. Heating your home for three or four hours a day is not enough.

Check your radiators are working properly. Bleed them if they aren’t. Instructions on how to do this are here.

Make enough ventilation to prevent condensation. Open windows for a short space of time, rather than leave ajar for longer. Air bedrooms in the morning, and bathroom after showering. Open windows fully. If there are no windows, leave the door ajar. Keep doors open when you’re out.

Experts say you should air every two hours in winter, leaving windows open for short periods each time:
December, January, February: 4 to 6 minutes
March, November: 8 to 10 minutes
April, October: 12 to 15 minutes
May, September: 16 to 20 minutes
June, July, August: 25 to 30 minutes.

For more information and advice about looking after your property, contact your nearest Property Management team here.

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