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Running in a new home requires attention to detail and awareness of heat and ventilation control, to
allow the expansion and contraction of natural materials to take place.
The following details and guidance are provided for the successful ‘running in’ of your new home.
There is always some moisture in the air, even if you cannot see it. If the air gets too cold it cannot
hold all the moisture and tiny drops of water appear. This is called condensation. You notice
condensation on a cold day when you breathe out warm, moisture-laden air, or when the mirror mists
over when you have a bath.
Condensation occurs in cold weather, whether it is raining or dry. It appears on cold surfaces and in
places where there is little air movement. You should look for it in corners, near windows and in or
behind wardrobes and cupboards. Condensation often forms on north facing walls which are not
warmed by the sun.
If you do not take steps to reduce condensation it can lead to some of the common problems
associated with damp, such as mould on walls and furniture. Damp housing encourages the growth of
mould and mites and can increase the risk of respiratory illness.
The following information has been included to give advice regarding the control of condensation.
Never use portable gas or paraffin heaters - one litre of burnt paraffin produces approximately one
litre of water vapour
Where ever possible cook with lids on saucepans
Make sure all your extract fans are operating correctly
In very cold weather keep the heating on all the time (intermittent heating causes condensation
to form on surfaces as they cool)
In cold weather if you are out all day keep the heating on at a low setting
If using a tumble dryer ensure it is vented outside unless it is a condensing dryer
Home Owners should avoid covering radiators with clothes so that the system operates as
efficiently as possible.
If condensation does occur then the following procedures should be followed:
Heat the room
Open a window
Open the room door
Avoid placing large items of furniture against the external walls as pockets of trapped air can lead
to serious surface condensation and mould growth forming on both the wall and furniture.
Remember that it is cheaper to reduce the production of water vapour than it is to compensate for it
by turning up the heating.
Sesame Apartments: Home Owner’s Manual