HIS & HERS SHARES SOME ADVICE ON LOOKING AFTER YOUR CONSERVATORY AND PREVENTING CONDENSATION FROM BECOMING AN ISSUE AS WE HEAD INTO WINTER.
By the time you start to notice condensation in your conservatory, it could mean that you’ve got an air leak somewhere in the sealed glass unit. Once you’ve spotted the issue, all you can really do at this stage is prevent the condensation spreading further or consider replacing the conservatory roof or the whole unit if the problem becomes too severe.
So clearly, prevention is better than cure! To help you to stop condensation from becoming an issue in your conservatory, we’ve joined forces with T&K Home Improvements (a company with 40 years of experience in installing conservatories) to share some straightforward advice.
The first, and simplest, step you can take is to ensure that your conservatory is well ventilated. Keep your conservatory warm if possible and open the windows regularly to allow the air to circulate.
Also, although it may be tempting to hang clothes out to dry in your conservatory in the winter months, taking advantage of the sunshine without the risk of your laundry being rained on if the weather takes a turn for the worst, this is actually a recipe for creating condensation as your clothes dry out.
If you have a door between your conservatory and your house, it’s also worth keeping it open when possible in the winter months to prevent moisture building up in the air in your conservatory and having nowhere to go.
Many of us spend more time in our conservatories in the summer months, but by giving them a little TLC as the temperatures start to dip, we can ensure that they continue to look good and function well all year round. It could also be worth making a few small investments in your conservatory at this time of year.
For example, adding a ceiling fan is a fairly low-cost option, which will keep the air circulating and will also help to keep you feeling cooler in the summer months. If you’re about to invest in a new conservatory and want to prevent condensation becoming an issue in the future, it’s worth speaking to the experts at T&K Home Improvements about ventilation options.
Alternatively, if condensation’s already a problem, you could buy a dehumidifier, which may help in the short term, but ideally keeping the air circulating and adding better ventilation if needed will help you to tackle the root cause of the issue.
This post has been sponsored by T&K Home Improvements, but the words are all our own. If you have any tips of your own for keeping your conservatory well ventilated, we’d love to hear from you. Please get in touch via the comments section below. For more inspiration for your home and garden, please pay a visit to our interiors page.