What Causes Window Condensation?

Window condensation can be somewhat annoying. In some severe cases, condensation can cause damage to your property. If you have old wooden windows, condensation can cause the wood to rot and mould. Furthermore, condensation can cause damage to your plaster with excess moisture in your house. Condensation builds up on the inside of your home can cause damage throughout your home, not just the outside of the property.

Windows condensation is a result of moisture building up in the property. Condensation 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 seal is damaged, or the glass has become cracked.

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10 Ways To Reduce Windows Condensation

1. Ventilate Your Home.

Try to open windows for at least 20 minutes a day, especially during the winter months. Opening a window for 20 minutes a day can help damp air escape and fresh air from outside replace it.

2. Use Extractor Fans.

When using the bathroom for a shower or bath and the kitchen when cooking, try to use an extractor fan. Extractor fans can help with removing the excess 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. Although replacing the full unit might not be possible due to the type of window or 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 produce warm air, 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

Do you find that your home has excessive moisture build-up in certain places in your home? You can buy moisture eliminating products. These products come in a variety of options. Furthermore, these products are available for kitchens, bathrooms, and closed spaces like closets, where they can help to protect your clothes from moisture. These products can assist with removing excess moisture.

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

Dehumidifiers can be an easy way to remove the moisture from the air in your home. A larger dehumidifier can be expensive, but if you shop around, you should be able to find one for a reasonable price. Furthermore, certain dehumidifiers require switching on and off, while other types of dehumidifiers do come with an automatic switch once your home reaches the correct humidity level.

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