Condensation in an old property - please help

Postby Simon-L » Wed Dec 03, 2008 9:38 am

Some advice please:
My mother has moved into a grade 11 listed building with single glazing.

There is a lot of condensation on the windows, in fact it puddles on the sill & takes several wipes with a large cloth every day.

It is mainly on the northern side of the property & the rooms are the kitchen, bathroom & bedroom.

She is quite concerned that it is unhealthy to be living in such an enviroment & would like some help in resolving the problem.

Would a dehumidifier help?

Thanks, Simon.
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Postby gasmick » Fri Dec 05, 2008 8:31 pm

Hi yes is the answer to your question it will help but it will need to be emptied quite often another thing that can cause a lot of condensation are large amounts of plants in the room
there is a saying " heat and ventilation stops condensation " so it may be that there is not enough air changes in the room and so adding to the problem
Double glazing will help but its not the be and the end all
i Know it sounds silly but try to have some air bricks put in then you will see the difference
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