I tried a dehumidifier to clear my window condensation and was surprised how well it worked

condensation on window
The condensation on my window before using the dehumidifier (Image credit: Future/Natasha Brinsmead)

As much as I love period properties, with all their charm and history, as anyone living in one will tell you, they are not without their issues — condensation on windows being one of them. 

My house is an Edwardian cottage and, despite having renovated it and brought it largely up to modern standards, it is a cold house, with cold floors and, in all honesty, could probably do with an insulation upgrade. In short, it is draughty, pretty badly insulated and has single glazing in several rooms. 

Natasha Brinsmead

Natasha is Homebuilding & Renovating’s Associate Content Editor and has been a member of the team for over two decades. An experienced journalist and renovation expert, she has written for a number of homes titles. Over the years Natasha has renovated and carried out a side extension to a Victorian terrace. She is currently living in the rural Edwardian cottage she renovated and extended on a largely DIY basis, living on site for the duration of the project. She is now looking for her next project — something which is proving far harder than she thought it would be.