Tips and actions
- The simplest way to ventilate your home, even in winter, is to open the doors and windows regularly to allow fresh air in. Good ventilation is important for maintaining healthy indoor air and reducing the amount of moisture in your home will make it easier to heat.
- Extractor fans that vent to the outside are good to have in wet areas of the home such as the bathroom and kitchen to help remove damp air. Bathroom extractor fans are often connected to the light switch so that they come on automatically and go off ten minutes after the light is turned off.
- Dryers vented to the outside reduce the amount of moisture released inside the house.
- Mechanical ventilation systems that source air from the outside may be a good option if tenants are out all day, and/or if the property is near a source of noise such as a busy road or airport. Some systems come with heat exchange units, which transfers the bulk of the heat from the outgoing air into the fresh air coming from the outside.
- Unflued gas heaters release moisture and pollutants into the indoor air during combustion. Landlords may choose to ban the use of portable LPG cabinet heaters in the tenancy agreement.
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- reducing moisture and condensation
Page reviewed: 08 Mar 2019 3:12pm