By this time of year, it's often not just our bodies (and minds) tiring of the chilly temperatures, our houses can start to show signs of wet days and cold nights – in the nasty form of dampness and mould.
Spring might be around the corner, but for many homeowners, especially those in cooler zones, it can't come soon enough.As houses have become more sealed up in recent years to boost energy efficiency, the importance of good ventilation has increased.
If your home is suffering from condensation, or worse, mould, here are some tips that could help.
- If you have a ceiling fan, run it on winter mode (in reverse – many fans have a switch on them for this) on low speed, as this will force warmer air down the walls and aid the drying process.
- Make sure you air exchangers stay on yr round, and are set to the appropriate setting. air exchangers, which take the air from inside the home and replace it with fresh air from outside, are a quality investment for any home owner to make.
- Running your dehumidfyer will save you money today on your heating bill and for years to come on window replacement.
- Digital thermometers often measure humidity as well and can be found in hardware stores for less than $50.
- Check out this video & save your home & family's health with these quick tips!!