Monday, July 28, 2014

Everything You Need to Know About Window Condensation

Is fog collecting on your home’s windows? At first you might think the glass is to blame, but that’s probably not the case. More often than not, window condensation indicates that the air inside your home is filled with too much moisture.

Energy-efficient windows work to keep the inside of your home cool during the summer months and warm in the winter. Sometimes this can result in excess moisture and higher levels of humidity in your house. Your windows’ glass provides a cold surface that allows humid air to visibly condense.

The solution, then, is not to get rid of your new, energy-efficient windows. Rather, you must control the humidity in your home. Try the following:

  • Crack windows and doors to let humidity out
  • Run exhaust fans in your kitchen, bathrooms and laundry room
  • Open up drapes and curtains to let air hit your windows
  • Switch off humidifiers
  • Purchase a dehumidifier for rooms with excess moisture

However, if you notice window condensation in between two layers of glass in an insulated glass unit, the glass might need to be replaced. This type of condensation is due to a broken airtight seal rather than humidity levels inside your home.

Allow us to help you diagnose the problem! The experts at Superior Windowland are factory-trained not only on windows, but the proper way to install them. Dial (203) 948-7770 today for service!

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