Condensation occurs when moisture in the air makes contact with a cold surface. For instance, eyeglasses can become foggy when you move from a cold room to a warm environment. You don’t have to worry if you see them on your casement windows from time to time. Its presence doesn’t always mean that there’s something wrong with the units.
Read on for tips in minimizing condensation on your windows.
Condensation on Windows
Condensation can show up on the different parts of your windows. Window exterior condensation normally happens during the warm months when the indoor temperature is lower than the outdoor temperature. This doesn’t mean that your windows are leaking. It simply shows that heat isn’t passing through your insulated windows.
During winter, you’ll usually see condensation on the interior surface of your window. Again, this is not an indication of a window leak. However, it can be a sign of humidity issues indoors that require attention. Moreover, you should be concerned if there is condensation between the glass panes. The space between dual-pane glass should be sealed to prevent heat conduction, which is what makes the window energy-efficient. You may need to get a window replacement or repair if there is condensation between glass panes.
Minimizing Window Condensation
Reducing humidity is key when it comes to minimizing window condensation. You should address humidity problems at home to avoid not only condensation but also other moisture-related problems, such as mold and mildew as well as rot.
Run exhaust fans in the kitchen while cooking and in the bathroom while bathing or showering. Leave the fans running for 15 to 20 minutes after showering or until the mirrors clear up. You should vent all your gas appliances, clothes dryers, and exhaust fans to the outdoors. It’s important to keep your attic and crawlspace sufficiently ventilated. To improve air circulation, you can run your ceiling fans.
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