Friday, November 28, 2014

What to Do If There's Ice in Your Windows

Winter is near, and chances are you've had to fire up your home's heating system more than once already. In some homes, doing so causes condensation to form on the inside of windows. If the condensation remains well into winter, you've got a problem on your hands -- it could cause ice to form. Here's what to do if there's ice in your windows:

Many of the things we do on an everyday basis add moisture to our home's air. Between showering and cooking and everything in between, the American Society of Home Inspectors reports that we add more than 2 1/2 gallons of moisture into the air each day. Being aware of how much moisture you're creating is the first step in decreasing the humidity level of your home.

Take the following steps to limit other sources of moisture:
  • Reduce humidity where it starts -- often in your basement or crawl space
  • Look for drainage problems with your gutters
  • Turn off your furnace's built-in humidifier 
  • Run your clothes dryer vent outdoors
  • Avoid air-drying wet laundry inside
  • Repair plumbing leaks
  • Limit the amount of houseplants you own
  • Keep firewood outdoors
  • Add ventilation
If you've still got ice in your windows, it may be time to replace them. Superior Windowland offers a wide variety of windows. Whether you are looking for a fine piece of furniture or a highly energy-efficient window, we have it! If for some reason we don't, we can always obtain them for your project.

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