This Winter we have really noticed, with the extra insulation, problems with the humidity in the house. Every upstairs window, whether a bedroom, bathroom, hallway or office, would have thick layers condensation in the morning that we just can’t shift.
Well – we found one way to shift it – but leaving the windows open so that the moisture can escape outside is not viable as the room isn’t usable and it also makes the house cold which makes the central heating come on.
Perhaps a major contribution towards the moisture in the air is the cooking, with a steamer, kettle and various pots and pans all generating moisture.
We’ve done something that we’ve not wanted to do, and that is purchase a dehumidifier. As they are effectively just a small ‘fridge’, and we are trying to make energy savings elsewhere, hopefully the on-going costs will not be too significant.
With energy costs in mind, we’ve gone for the Ebac 2850e Dehumidifierwhich claims to be 30% more efficient than other manufacturers units. The Ebac is a British made device that comes with a Five Year Warranty (if bought direct from the manufacturer) and a 30 day money back guarantee.