Condensation Problems & Solutions Air Quality Management PTL

Condensation Problems & Solutions Air Quality Management PTL

Condensation Solutions

Condensation accounts for 70% of reported domestic damp and is undoubtedly a contributing cause of some infestation by wood boring beetle and dry rot outbreaks.

Condensation can commonly be attributed to a lack of balance between heating and ventilation, resulting in a rise in relative humidity. Air can hold more water vapour when warm than cold. Warm air is cooled, such as when the heating is switched off at night, it will deposit the water that it can no longer retain as condensation on a cold surface. A similar effect can be demonstrated by breathing onto a mirror or other cool surfaces.

An average family of 4 to 5 people can produce up to 17 litres a day. This can be from drying wet clothes on radiators or using the tumble dryer, having hot baths or showers, boiling kettles, cooking and of course breathing. That’s a lot water vapour being stored by the warm air in a typical centrally heated, doubled glazed home. The evenings are chilly, the heating goes off at night and the air temperature inside the home drops. Cool air cannot retain the same amount of water vapour as warm air and when the warm air comes into contact with a colder surface, such as an outside wall or window, it will deposit the moisture it cannot hold onto that surface. So you have misted or streaming windows, and in extreme cases walls that are wet to the touch and black mould growth.

Problems Associated with Condensation

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Mould

As well as unsightly and smelling unpleasant, mould is damaging and can be costly when it causes premature redecoration or replacement.

Mould growth may appear in various shades of green, yellow. pink grey or white, but most commonly it appears as black. It will form on any surface where it can find a good source of moisture and organic matter. The water ( condensation) is readily available as it’s food source, together with any organic matter such as paint, plaster, timber, clothing, leather, which are all common hosts to mould spores.

Health Hazard

In some cases the mould may be a health hazard. It produces millions of spores which become airborne and can then create respiratory problems and distressing allergic reactions for householders in frequent contact with them. The rooms which are affected may smell ‘musty’. Wardrobes may contain leather shoes, belts, coats and other items which can be ruined by mould growth.

Dust Mite

There is not a house that is without dust mites as they live on the dust which comes from our skin. They leave droppings wherever they go, and the enzymes contained in the droppings can cause asthma and other allergic reactions. The variation in infestation does not depend on cleanliness alone; it is greatly affected by the levels of moisture in the house. Warm, moist homes that lack ventilation; the exact climate that causes condensation, is a perfect breeding ground for the dust mite.

Other symptom’s of condensation can be peeling wallpaper, crumbling plaster, spoiled paintwork, discoloration of carpets, curtains and furniture.

Why not use a Dehumidifier?

Dehumidifiers are designed to operate in the room in which they are placed. Generally a home with condensation has the problem in more than one room. This means it will be necessary to move the unit around, or buy more than one dehumidifier, which works out expensive.

Dehumidifiers are generally noisy, which can be a nuisance at night. They consume electrical power running at 250 watts, so are energy negative. They also need to be emptied.

A dehumidifier will not ventilate your home or solve the source of the problem.

Our Solution and Products

Our most successful cures for condensation are the Vericure 2000 House and the Vericure 2000 Flat. These are from our range of positive pressure units which actively introduce tempered, filtered air into the property creating a slight positive pressure and total air change every 45 minutes or so. All moisture laden air is expelled through the natural ‘’breathing holes’’ found in all properties. FILTERS: All the units in the ’’positive pressure’’ range contain filters that only need replacing once every 5 years. This is the only maintenance required. They are G4 grade which means they are so fine they even exclude pollen.

With both of these products we offer a 60 day money back guarantee subject to the terms & conditions contained in our quotation and order form, and a five year manufacturers product parts warranty.

Vericure 2000 House

Complying with Building Regulations Ventilation requirements the Vericure 2000 House also contributes towards conservation of fuel and power. The low power consumption works out at around a cost of 1p per day.

Fully automatic with «Intelligent Heat Recovery». is whisper quiet and significantly improves indoor air quality. The Vericure 2000 House has 6 speeds to choose from so that the unit can be adjusted to exactly suit your home.

Vericure 2000 Flat

Fitted unobtrusively in the loft, the only visible sign being the diffuser which is fitted in the ceiling, usually in the landing.

Click HERE to download our .pdf brochure of the Vericure 2000 House.

Fitted in a property which has no loft, this unit, which is about the size of a cooker hood, is fitted as discreetly as possible and has ducting to the outside air.

Low power consumption — as little as 8 watts. High efficiency grade G3 air filter which needs a clean every 1 to 2 years. The Vericure 2000 Flat not only redistributes heat from ceiling level, it has an integral heater with manual override to temper the incoming air and help heat the home.

Click HERE to download our .pdf brochure of the Vericure 2000 Flat.

Vericure XH12, NFK1X Extract Fans

The Vericure XH12 bathroom fan provides continuous background ventilation, whisper quiet with boost via humidistat, 12v operation to comply with regulations for bathrooms.

Vericure NFK1X kitchen fan provides continuous background ventilation at 60 litres per second, whisper quiet with boost via pull cord.

These units operate continuously to provide background ventilation with boost extract as and when required. They do not therefore rely as much on the occupants use of the other ventilation measures to provide adequate ventilation in the home.

Vericure DCXH12 Bathroom Fan

The Vericure DCXH Universal Fan, has continuous background ventilation at imperceptible noise level with boost via integral humidistat, adjustable run-on timer (1-60 mins) can also be window mounted with an additional kit.

Condensation Solutions

Condensation accounts for 70% of reported domestic damp and is undoubtedly a contributing cause of some infestation by wood boring beetle and dry rot outbreaks.

Condensation can commonly be attributed to a lack of balance between heating and ventilation, resulting in a rise in relative humidity. Air can hold more water vapour when warm than cold. Warm air is cooled, such as when the heating is switched off at night, it will deposit the water that it can no longer retain as condensation on a cold surface. A similar effect can be demonstrated by breathing onto a mirror or other cool surfaces.

An average family of 4 to 5 people can produce up to 17 litres a day. This can be from drying wet clothes on radiators or using the tumble dryer, having hot baths or showers, boiling kettles, cooking and of course breathing. That’s a lot water vapour being stored by the warm air in a typical centrally heated, doubled glazed home. The evenings are chilly, the heating goes off at night and the air temperature inside the home drops. Cool air cannot retain the same amount of water vapour as warm air and when the warm air comes into contact with a colder surface, such as an outside wall or window, it will deposit the moisture it cannot hold onto that surface. So you have misted or streaming windows, and in extreme cases walls that are wet to the touch and black mould growth.

Problems Associated with Condensation

Mould

As well as unsightly and smelling unpleasant, mould is damaging and can be costly when it causes premature redecoration or replacement.

Mould growth may appear in various shades of green, yellow. pink grey or white, but most commonly it appears as black. It will form on any surface where it can find a good source of moisture and organic matter. The water ( condensation) is readily available as it’s food source, together with any organic matter such as paint, plaster, timber, clothing, leather, which are all common hosts to mould spores.

Health Hazard

In some cases the mould may be a health hazard. It produces millions of spores which become airborne and can then create respiratory problems and distressing allergic reactions for householders in frequent contact with them. The rooms which are affected may smell ‘musty’. Wardrobes may contain leather shoes, belts, coats and other items which can be ruined by mould growth.

Dust Mite

There is not a house that is without dust mites as they live on the dust which comes from our skin. They leave droppings wherever they go, and the enzymes contained in the droppings can cause asthma and other allergic reactions. The variation in infestation does not depend on cleanliness alone; it is greatly affected by the levels of moisture in the house. Warm, moist homes that lack ventilation; the exact climate that causes condensation, is a perfect breeding ground for the dust mite.

Condensation Problems & Solutions Air Quality Management PTL

Other symptom’s of condensation can be peeling wallpaper, crumbling plaster, spoiled paintwork, discoloration of carpets, curtains and furniture.

Why not use a Dehumidifier?

Dehumidifiers are designed to operate in the room in which they are placed. Generally a home with condensation has the problem in more than one room. This means it will be necessary to move the unit around, or buy more than one dehumidifier, which works out expensive.

Dehumidifiers are generally noisy, which can be a nuisance at night. They consume electrical power running at 250 watts, so are energy negative. They also need to be emptied.

A dehumidifier will not ventilate your home or solve the source of the problem.

Our Solution and Products

Our most successful cures for condensation are the Vericure 2000 House and the Vericure 2000 Flat. These are from our range of positive pressure units which actively introduce tempered, filtered air into the property creating a slight positive pressure and total air change every 45 minutes or so. All moisture laden air is expelled through the natural ‘’breathing holes’’ found in all properties. FILTERS: All the units in the ’’positive pressure’’ range contain filters that only need replacing once every 5 years. This is the only maintenance required. They are G4 grade which means they are so fine they even exclude pollen.

With both of these products we offer a 60 day money back guarantee subject to the terms & conditions contained in our quotation and order form, and a five year manufacturers product parts warranty.

Vericure 2000 House

Complying with Building Regulations Ventilation requirements the Vericure 2000 House also contributes towards conservation of fuel and power. The low power consumption works out at around a cost of 1p per day.

Fully automatic with «Intelligent Heat Recovery». is whisper quiet and significantly improves indoor air quality. The Vericure 2000 House has 6 speeds to choose from so that the unit can be adjusted to exactly suit your home.

Vericure 2000 Flat

Fitted unobtrusively in the loft, the only visible sign being the diffuser which is fitted in the ceiling, usually in the landing.

Click HERE to download our .pdf brochure of the Vericure 2000 House.

Fitted in a property which has no loft, this unit, which is about the size of a cooker hood, is fitted as discreetly as possible and has ducting to the outside air.

Low power consumption — as little as 8 watts. High efficiency grade G3 air filter which needs a clean every 1 to 2 years. The Vericure 2000 Flat not only redistributes heat from ceiling level, it has an integral heater with manual override to temper the incoming air and help heat the home.

Click HERE to download our .pdf brochure of the Vericure 2000 Flat.

Vericure XH12, NFK1X Extract Fans

The Vericure XH12 bathroom fan provides continuous background ventilation, whisper quiet with boost via humidistat, 12v operation to comply with regulations for bathrooms.

Vericure NFK1X kitchen fan provides continuous background ventilation at 60 litres per second, whisper quiet with boost via pull cord.

These units operate continuously to provide background ventilation with boost extract as and when required. They do not therefore rely as much on the occupants use of the other ventilation measures to provide adequate ventilation in the home.

Vericure DCXH12 Bathroom Fan

The Vericure DCXH Universal Fan, has continuous background ventilation at imperceptible noise level with boost via integral humidistat, adjustable run-on timer (1-60 mins) can also be window mounted with an additional kit.

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