Moisture in your home can have serious problems for both your health and your home. High moisture levels can lead to the growth of mould which results in a damp and unhealthy conditions for you and your family. Not only is it unhealthy, but it also makes heating your home less efficient, as damp air takes more energy to heat than dry air. 

Although we’re not really having to worry about heating our home right now  now is a great time to get on top of your home ventilation before winter hits. 

We’ve outlined the causes and signs of too much moisture in your home as well as ways to reduce or eliminate the extra moisture. 


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Do you know the signs that you have moisture in your home?


  • Do you see mould or mildew on your walls, ceilings or around your windows?
  • Do you smell a musty odour?
  • Do your windows weep? Is condensation a problem?
  • Do your clothes sometimes feel damp in the wardrobes?
  • Do you have a decline in your health?

What causes moisture in your home?

General day-to-day living

Everything from cooking and taking a shower to simply breathing creates moisture within your home. Although on their own it’s not a huge amount of moisture, it can all add up. Cooking alone can release as much as three litres of moisture into the air, every day!

Drying Clothes

Throughout winter, we tend to hang our clothes indoors to keep on top of the washing. But, this can add an extra 5L of moisture, per load!


Leaks in your roof, plumbing, or other areas of your home can lead to moisture build-up and mould growth.

Poor Ventilation 

Poor ventilation will quickly lead to moisture buildup in your home, especially in areas like your bathroom and kitchen when a lot of heat and steam are created. 

drying laundry in your home can add up to 5l of moisture into the air per load


Preventing moisture in your home will help keep your home healthy

Taking the time to tackle the issue of moisture in your home can make a huge difference to how your home environment feels to be in, and it will help keep you and your family healthy too.

  • Fix any leaks
  • Dry clothes outdoors whenever possible
  • Use a dehumidifier, or the dry function on your heat pump, to help reduce humidity levels in your home and prevent moisture build-up.
  • Open windows to naturally air your home and bring in fresh air.
  • Ensure you have extractor fans in kitchens and bathrooms making sure these are on, or your window is open when you are showering, taking a bath and use pot lids and range hoods when cooking.
  • Install a ventilation system in your home. This will ensure a warmer, drier and healthier home all year round. 


Improve your air quality with a Lossnay Ventilation System 

Managing moisture in your home can be tricky but it is possible. If you feel it’s time to look at installing a ventilation system in your home, we have an option for every home with Mitsubishi Electric Lossnay Ventilation systems. With both single-room and whole-room options, these ventilation systems bring fresh air in from the outside, not the attic and are super energy efficient.  

Get in touch with our team today by calling 09 827 4784 and we can provide you with a free, no-obligation quote.