Condensation on windows can be quite a concern for many homeowners. Fortunately, you can reduce the occurrence of this problem.
Here are ways you can minimize condensation on windows.
Condensation on Windows
Condensation occurs when moisture in the air meets a cold surface. For instance, condensation forms on the outside of a glass of cold water. The droplets didn’t come from what’s inside the glass, but from the air around it. The same applies when your eyeglasses fog up once you get out of a cold environment.
It’s possible for your windows to have condensation on its interior and exterior surfaces as well as between glass panes. Condensation on the exterior usually occurs during summer when your interior is cooler than the outdoor temperature. Meanwhile, condensation on the interior surface typically forms in winter when your home experiences humidity problems.
Moreover, fogging in between the glass panes of your windows and doors can indicate that the seal has been compromised. It means that you may need a window replacement or repair. The space between double-pane glass should be sealed to prevent heat loss.
How to Minimize This Problem
You can minimize condensation on windows by addressing humidity problems in your home. Make sure that your attic, bathroom, kitchen and basement are sufficiently ventilated. It would also help to check your HVAC settings and see if it’s turning on and off too quickly or short cycling. You should also check if the settings of your humidifier or humidifier are set correctly.
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