Did you know that common activities like cooking, cleaning and taking a bath produce a lot of moisture? What does that mean for you and your family? Moisture can cause dampness and we all know that a cold and damp home is not pleasant. That’s why ventilation is important. Read on to find our tips on keeping moisture under control!
Here are 5 tips to reduce moisture and dampness in the home
Cooking: we’ve all seen the steam produced from a boiling pot and escaping from an oven – all this steam can produce up to 3 litres of moisture per day.
TIP: keep pots covered and use a rangehood. Rangehoods help remove moisture from cooking, as well as those lingering smells that hang around after cooking up a feast.
G-Force have options for wall or island rangehoods or more compact styles for your home or rental property.
Showering and bathing: lots and lots of steam in the bathroom – each shower or bath can produce up to 1.5 litres of moisture!
TIP: get an extractor fan installed to help prevent dampness which can lead to mould. Switch it on when you go to work and it will help ventilate your home.
Drying clothes: are you guilty of using a clothes airer in side your house? The dampness from your laundry has to go somewhere and that’s into the air creating even more moisture in your home. Even using a dryer produces up to 5 litres of moisture.
TIP: if you have a heat pump installed, check to see if it has a Dry mode. This acts as a dehumidifier, taking excess moisture out of your home. Alternatively, make sure windows and doors are open when using the washing machine & dryer.
Heating: keep your indoor temperature at a consistent 18-19°C
TIP: get a heat pump installed. And don’t forget, the heat pumps G-Force sell and install, also operate as an air conditioner.
Breathing & sleeping: did you know that 4 people occupying a house for 14 hours produce 11 litres of moisture?
TIP: open windows to ventilate the house but if that’s impractical it’s worth getting a heat pump installed.
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