CONDENSATION PROBLEMS

Poor ventilation is a growing problem, affecting one in five homes in the UK. If your home is poorly ventilated, you may notice streaming windows, the appearance of black mould on walls and furnishings, and musty smells.

Condensation Dampness - A Fast-Growing Problem

The problem is excess humidity. Through everyday activities like cooking, cleaning, and simply breathing, the average family produces over 17 pints of moisture a day. Condensation forms when this moisture comes into contact with cold surfaces within the home. This condensation will lead to mould growth, which is not only unpleasant but is damaging to the fabric of the building and creates unnecessary redecoration and maintenance costs.

Studies have shown that living in a damp environment is not only bad for our health, but can actually cause asthma. Those spending 16 hours a day at home are most at risk.

Where There is Moisture, There Are Pollutants

Everyday activities like cooking on a gas hob, using cleaning and beauty products, and even lighting candles, can produce harmful pollutants that, once released, can remain inside the home damaging our health. Nitrogen dioxide, Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), formaldehyde and particulate matter are just some of the chemicals and particulates that are given off by burning fuel, from new furniture, and from spraying products. Radon gas is another harmful pollutant that is present in up to 30% of UK homes.

It’s no wonder indoor air can be up to 50 times more polluted than the outside air, increasing our chances of developing serious illness, including heart disease and cancer.

 

Condensation Affects Old and New Homes

Condensation dampness is the major indoor air pollutant caused by modern living. It can affect both older and new-build homes equally. Steps we take to make our homes warmer and more energy-efficient, such as installing cavity wall and loft insulation and double-glazing, can help reduce heating bills. But as a result, the humid and stale air becomes trapped inside the home, causing a build-up of moisture and pollutants.

So, What's the Solution?

Adequate ventilation will help cut condensation and rid your home of pollutants, creating a fresh and healthy indoor environment.  Nuaire offers a range of energy-efficient solutions to significantly improve your indoor air quality.

Positive Input Ventilation (PIV) is the UK's most popular method of low-energy, whole home ventilation and Nuaire is proud to have invented this technology in 1972s. PIV brings a continuous supply of fresh, filtered air into the home through positive pressurisation, creating an environment in which condensation and mould can't exist and helping to reduce allergens and Radon gas levels.  Nuaire has low-energy PIV options for homes with or without lofts. FIND OUT MORE.

 

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