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Condensation problems despite using dehumidifier - would humidistat vent help?
I live in a ground floor flat with one flat above me. I have a bad condensation problem during colder months. Despite using a dehumidifier, having the drip vents on the windows and patio doors this problem persists. I keep extractor fans on when cooking/showering and don't dry clothes in doors etc so the problem doesn't get worse. But when I wake each morning, the patio door and bedroom windows are dripping with condensation and forming small puddles on the floor below. I tried leaving a small window open all day to allow the air to circulate but this hasn't helped either. I have heard of a Humidistat vent but not sure if this will help. Can any one advise on solutions? thanks
Your basement flat sounds typical of lots we see that have condensation issues, that's not to say all basements have this problem but it is common. From our experience a humidistat fan will help reduce the moisture from the bathroom area but not eliminate it totally. The most effective solution we find is positive input ventilation machines which will tackle the humidity issues in the whole flat and allow you to keep the windows shut which will in turn help you keep the property warmer and further reduce the humidity. If you watch this link it will explain how the system works for a house but we have a similar machine that can be used on basements .
Answered 11th Nov 2013