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How You Can Feel More Comfortable at Home

If there is one thing dominating most household discussions lately it's energy efficiency. We are coming into winter in the UK right now, and the cost of living crisis has meant that we are all biting it when trying to find ways to make our homes feel comfortable.

Nobody wants to sit through a freezing cold winter with no ability to turn on the heating, any more than they would refuse to invest in air conditioning for flats if they knew they were going to be humid in the summer. 

Common sense tells you that air conditioning would be the first thing that you invest in, but how are you supposed to stay comfortable when you are unable to afford the heat? If your home is somewhere that feels very humid in the summertime, then you know that the one thing you need to do is make sure that it's less humid as quickly as you can.

Too much humidity when you are on a beach holiday is one thing, but humidity during the hot summer months is just not the one! You need your home to feel comfortable, and we're going to talk about how you can make it comfortable when it feels too humid on the inside.

Vent your clothes dryer. Is your clothes dryer a vented or non-vented one? If you don't have it well-ventilated and there are no windows in your kitchen or bathroom or wherever you keep your dryer, you may need to rethink. All of that hot air that comes pumping through the room when your clothes are being dried needs to go somewhere, if you don't vote it correctly it's going to cling to your walls in condensation and cause mould.

Remember the stove and bathroom fans. In the kitchen and in the bathrooms there is usually a grate, a vent or a fan outside to bring all of that hot air to the garden. Exhaust fans from the kitchen or the bathroom that vent into the attic will only just move the humidity around the house. You need to make sure that these fans are vented to the outside in the same way you would with your dryer so that again, all of that warm air can go somewhere other than your walls and your ceilings.

Seal up any air leaks. If you have outside air leaking in through the winter, then these need to be found, sealed and tightened up. Check the caulk and the seals around your doors and windows and make sure that you are aware of anything going on. As much as you don't want to be humid during the year, you also don't want to be freezing during the winter.

Insulate all of your water pipes. Condensation happens when the temperature in the water pipes and the air around your home meet. This conversation can contribute to the humidity issue in your house and insulating the pipe eliminates that heat loss and prevents condensation build-up.

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