As we make our way into autumn, the cold weather has started to arrive across the UK and before we know it winter will be here too.

Many will now be swapping their summer duvet for a thicker one, gradually introducing jumpers to their wardrobes and digging out their bobble hats.

But as the temperature begins to significantly drop, it’s time to get the heating on once again after a few months of saving on your energy bills.

Although households might be trying to avoid putting the heating on as much as possible due to costs, it’s often needed to help reduce problems around the house, including condensation.

How you can reduce your energy bills

Water droplets around windows might be the first thing you see when you roll out of bed in the morning, igniting a fear of damp on the horizon.

However, this issue can be easily controlled just by keeping your house at a specific temperature throughout parts of the day.

What is condensation?

“Condensation comes from cooking, cleaning, bathing, even breathing. Condensation will form on the coldest surfaces in the room first, these cold areas are usually around windows, the corners, and external walls,” explains UK engineering company The Hyde Group.

Condensation occurs mainly during cold weather, whether it is raining or dry. Condensation is not necessarily a problem, as long as the surface has time to dry out every day.”

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Set your house to this temperature to avoid condensation appearing

The Hyde Group reports: “The World Health Organisation guidelines suggest 21 degrees in a living room and 18 degrees in the bedrooms, falling lower at night and when you are out.

“You don’t need to keep your home at these temperatures all the time, but you should aim to bring it up to these temperatures at least some of the day.”