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Condensation / Dampness

What is condensation?
Condensation occurs when warm, moist air meets a cold surface such as a window, mirror or wall and causes water droplets to form. The risk of condensation depends upon how moist the air is and how cold the surfaces of the rooms are. How you ventilate and heat your home will affect the level of condensation.

What does condensation do?
Condensation can cause unsightly mould that can damage clothing, furniture and wallpaper. This mould can dry, sending spores into the air that can cause breathing problems for some people.

How to avoid condensation
These four steps will help you reduce the condensation in your home.

For more information, contact the Dundee Energy Efficiency Advice Project (DEEAP) on 01382 434840.