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Expert reveals 50p trick to demist car windscreen

Expert reveals 50p trick to demist car windscreen

The item is available in most shops across the UK

Anyone who drives will know that absolute mare that is having foggy windows that never seem to properly demist no matter how hard you try.

Well, luckily for motorists out there, an expert has revealed a nifty little 50p trick to demist any car windscreen.

Now, getting into the science-y bit, condensation forms on a car windscreen when warm air inside the vehicle meets cool air outside which is exactly why they are more likely to mist up when the mercury drops in the colder months.

You won't need to faff around with the air con anymore as this car hack only requires one item available in most shops on the high street - a microfibre cloth.

According to experts at LeaseCar, microfibre cloths, which can be snapped up in multi-packs for a little over 50p each, is one of the best ways to remove condensation from inside your car.

The car rental service explained: "Using a microfibre cloth or paper towels can be an effective option to remove any moisture inside the car. It’s best to wipe in circular motions to avoid smudging."

And it's not just condensation in our car windows we have to worry about this chilly season.

One of the biggest day-to-day issues come this time of year is the damp, which can cause condensation and even mould in our house windows – the latter of which doesn’t just look a bit unsightly, it can also be pretty bad for your health.

Condensation occurs when the inside of your house is warmer than it is outside, with window manufacturer Everest explaining on its website: "Imagine a glass of iced water on a hot day that looks like it’s sweating.

You can get a multi-pack of microfibre clothes for a little over 50p each.
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"This is a result of the moisture in warm air colliding with the cold surface of the glass.

"In warm air, the molecules are spaced far apart and this ‘holds’ the moisture, but in cool air, the molecules come together.

"When the molecules become close enough together, they merge into visible liquid. This is known as the 'dew point.'”

It adds: "Condensation can damage windows and furniture, cause mould and be detrimental to health."

So, how do you combat this pesky window condensation?

While the World Health Organization recommends heating your home to 18 degrees or above if possible - the ideal temperature for healthy people indoors – according to Utility Bidder, when it comes to avoiding damp in the home itself, the temperature doesn’t have to be as high as you might think.

James Longley, managing director at Utility Bidder, said: "Studies have suggested that the ideal temperature to heat your home is between 18 and 21 degrees Celsius during the colder months.

"However, when it comes to preventing damp, it's important to try and keep the temperature of your property around at least 14 to 15 degrees.

"This will maintain a warm enough environment to help prevent areas of dampness or mould from surfacing."

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