The Reason For Window Condensation
Window condensation can be somewhat annoying and irritating. In some severe cases of condensation can cause damage to your property. If you have old wooden windows, condensation can cause the wood to rot and mold. Furthermore, condensation can cause damage to your plaster with excess moisture in your house. Condensation build up on the inside of your home can cause damage to all of your home, not just the outside.
Windows condensation is a result of moisture building up in the property. This occurs more often in the winter when hot air from the inside of the house condenses on the cold windows. Exterior window condensation is caused by dew which only occurs if the window is cooler than the current dew point. Furthermore, condensation between glass panes occurs when the glass pane seals are broken or the glass has become cracked.
12 Ways To Reduce Windows Condensation
1. Ventilate Your Home.
Try to open windows for at least 20 minutes a day. Including in the winter months. Opening a window for 20 minutes a day will help damp air escape and fresh air from outside replace it.
2. Use Extractor Fans.
If you are using the bathroom or kitchen, use an extractor fan. This will help to remove the damp air before it can start to settle on windows and other surfaces.
3. Dry Washing Outside.
Drying your clothes or laundry inside your home can increase the amount of water in the air. The water from the laundry will go on the windows and other places. If you do decide to dry laundry inside ensure that the area is well ventilated.
4. Replace Glass Panes
If you do find that you have condensation between your glass window panes, you may have to replace the full unit. This might not be possible due to the type of window, the manufacturer of the original and the age of the windows.
5. New Windows
New double glazing or triple glazed windows are better at doing their job than older windows. You may notice that your windows have become steamier once your new windows are installed.
6. Underfloor Heating
Radiators in homes warm air and then the warm air rises and circulates. If you have decided to swap out your radiators for underfloor heating, you may see a slight increase in condensation.
7. Purchase a Moisture Eliminator
If you find that your home has excessive moisture that builds up in certain places in your home, you can buy a moisture eliminating product. These moisture eliminating products come in containers, buckets, and bags which can be used on the floor or hung up. These kinds of products can be used in kitchens, bathrooms, and closets where they can help to protect your clothes from moisture. Furthermore, these products will help to remove excess moisture that is in the air.
8. Open The Windows
If the weather isn’t so cold outside, you should open your windows. This will help to release the warm moist air that has become trapped in your home. Furthermore, this will help to reduce the build-up of condensation on the windows.
9. Raise Window Temperature
By raising the temperature of the windows will help to reduce the condensation build upon them. Condensation will only occur when hot air settles on the cold surface of the window. For example, taking a cold drink from the fridge on a hot summers day will produce condensation and become wet around the outside. By raising the temperature of the house using curtains, blinds, and drapes on the windows will help increase the window temperature and reduce condensation.
10. Use a Dehumidifier
Buying a dehumidifier can be an easy way to remove the moisture from the air in your home. For a big dehumidifier can cost more expensive, however by shopping around online you will be able to find one for a good price. Some types of dehumidifiers will need to be switched on and off, while other types and models of dehumidifiers will have an automatic switch once your home reaches the correct humidity level.
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