condensation

Moisture is produced at home, at the office and at school (breathing, cooking, showering and washing). With double glass the innermost pane of glass is heated, as a result of which excess damp can no longer condense on the inside of the glass. Initially this excess moisture remains suspended in the air as damp and presents a problem.

The more moisture air contains, the more energy is required to achieve the same temperature. In a room with more moisture, the perceived temperature falls, because moisture extracts heat from human skin. The natural response to that is to close windows or shut vents and to turn up the heat. The warmer air then absorbs more moisture and in turn the energy demand increases. Excess moisture then eventually lands on other parts of the building structure. This leads to bacteria and moulds. The more houses, offices and schools are sealed with insulation, the higher the level of pathology becomes among the users and the number of adverse effects to the building.

Through the use of Van Ruysdael insulating single glazing, Insulation in Equilibrium makes living and working healthy again. Thanks to the pleasant perceived temperature this glass remains the coldest surface in the outer walls without sacrificing comfort. In that way the excess moisture can land in the form of condensation.

Condensation provides a natural signal that additional ventilation is required. By simply opening a window, excess moisture is removed. The air humidity inside remains at a healthy level. By means of natural ventilation, using Insulation in Equilibrium does not give bacteria and mould formation a chance.

condensation