Tips to Avoid Condensation Happening on Windows
If you notice condensation on your window you may fear a seal has failed inside, indicating a potentially costly repair. Before you reach for a phone to call a specialist, first try wiping the glass with a dry cloth. If the cloth comes away moist the seal is intact and you just need to apply one of these tips to avoid condensation happening,
Let’s Consider How Condensation Develops First
There’s always some moisture in the air inside our homes. If there were none, our lips would crack and our skin would dry out. We may warm our homes as much as we like however the inside window panes are always cooler. That’s because even the best insulated windows are never 100% effective.
When warmer moisture in the air comes in contact with cooler glass the result is inevitable. The moisture condenses from a gas into water, and attaches to the inside windows as condensation. Therefore it follows we need to manage the climate inside our houses to prevent this happening.
Six Tips to Avoid Condensation Forming on Inside Window Glass
6: If you are troubled by condensation in your home and don’t already have one, borrow a dehumidifier from a friend and try it out.
5: If you already have a humidifier (it may be part of the furnace) try setting it lower so it removes more moisture = less condensation
4: If turning the humidifier down doesn’t do the trick you may need to run the fans longer in the bathroom and kitchen to expel some hot air
3: Warm air expands and traps more moisture molecules. Turn down the thermostat to capture less moisture in the air.
2: If none of these tips to avoid condensation solve the problem, open the windows a few minutes every day. This exchanges moist air for drier air that condenses less
1: Perhaps you are shutting out your solution by keeping the drapes tightly closed. Open the curtains and watch the condensation behind gradually vanish.
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