1. INCREASE VENTILATION
'One of the most effective ways to tackle condensation is by improving airflow,' explains Mohammed Ahmed, founder of The Home Guidance. 'Regularly opening windows during daytime allows moist air to exit, and fresh, dry air to circulate. 'Moreover, rooms that are naturally high in moisture, like bathrooms and kitchens, can benefit from exhaust fans. Ensure that these fans vent to the outdoors and not into areas like attics or crawl spaces.'
2. MAINTAIN A STABLE INDOOR TEMPERATURE
'Keeping your home at a consistent temperature can prevent warm air from meeting cold surfaces, which is a primary cause of condensation,' says Michael Golubev. To maintain a stable indoor temperature, take measures to keep heat in rooms, including closing curtains and shutting doors to keep heat in. 'Using thermal or insulated curtains can help retain indoor heat during winter, reducing the cold air's impact on the window's inner surface,' adds Mohammed Ahmed.
3. DEHUMIDIFY THE AIR
Condensation on windows overnight is mainly due to the high humidity in your home. As a result, one of the most effective solutions to reduce condensation is by managing humidity levels inside your house. 'Areas with consistently high humidity, such as bathrooms and near windows, might require dehumidifiers,' recommends Mohammed Ahmed. 'These devices extract excess moisture from the air.
4. IMPROVE WINDOW INSULATION
'A well-insulated home can significantly deter condensation,' explains Mohammed Ahmed. 'Ensuring adequate insulation in areas like the attic and walls can lessen the temperature disparity between the inside and outside.'
5. USE PLANTS THAT BANISH CONDESATION
Some houseplants can banish condensation, such as a snake plant, Boston fern, or peace lily, absorb moisture from the air, and regulate humidity. Place these plants strategically in problem areas, such as near windows where condensation is prevalent, to help absorb excess moisture from the air.