I've found some useful tips on this site previously and haven't needed to post but I'm now at my wits end with condensation and the damage its causing and need some advice, please?
1. I've read other topics and the one thing I haven't seen is anything to do with properties that are heated via Economy 7. Perryman525 says to keep the temperature as constant as possible, which is easy (ish) to do with centrally heated properties, but I struggle to maintain adequate temperatures. Does anyone have any ideas?
2. My bedroom was beginning to suffer from black spores on certain parts of the ceiling and clothes within cupboards were needing regular trips to the dry cleaners. I noticed in the loft (as thankfully I have my own), that there was no insulation above these 'problem' areas. I took a trip to Wickes and got some loft insulation which I've duly fitted. Everything seems to be ok at the moment and the spores are not coming back. Would the cold surface of the ceiling have been the cause of this?
3. The main problem though is with my windows. The flat I purchased has secondary glazing and if I leave one side open, I'll awake to find every window in the flat ringing wet. If I shut them, occasionaly, I'll also find them wet. I've tried leaving the outer windows on the night latch and some times this works, others it doesn't. My window frames have started to (what I can only guess) soak up the water and have started to expand etc. The bedroom one is particularly bad and would (with slight pressure) lift of in your hand. If I replace these, would it be beneficial to get the brickwork treated at the same time? Does anyone know how I can get round the condensation on the windows?
Apologies for the long post, but this is really driving me nuts. Any help would be most appreciated! Cheers