If you have noticed your monthly bills increasing while you see signs of fogging inside your windows, this is a sign something is wrong. This issue is caused by window condensation, which can happen when there are different temperatures inside and outside your home. Today, your casement windows expert will delve into this issue in detail.
Causes of Window Condensation
Condensation occurs due to an excessive amount of humidity. While condensation isn’t always a problem, in some cases it can indicate window seal failure. If you see condensation on the outside of the glass, you don’t need to worry, but if you notice it between the panes, this typically indicates window seal failure, a serious problem that requires window replacement.
What You Can Do
- Open your curtains. Windows covered by blinds or drapes are more likely to experience condensation due to the reduced airflow. You can easily tie your curtains back or raise the blinds to prevent the humid air from being trapped.
- Use ventilation fans. Window replacement installers suggest you can run a vent fan in your bathroom or kitchen where humidity is mainly released due to showering and cooking. Ensure that your fan is vented outside to let the warm air out.
- Utilize dehumidifiers. This is a convenient way to ensure the excess moisture in your home is removed. If you have your budget, invest in models that can work automatically.
- Lower your thermostat. The warmer the air is, the more moisture there will be. If you turn down the thermostat, you can quickly reduce indoor humidity.
- Call for professionals. If the initial tips do not work, do not hesitate to contact your contractor to have your windows inspected. They can efficiently address the dilemma and help you avoid repeatedly spending on DIYs that don’t work.
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