Window condensation can happen for a variety of reasons. It could be the result of older windows that have a single pane, or could be due to a lack of airflow across the surface of the window because it is covered with a blind or a curtain. Regardless of how it’s happening, interior window condensation is usually a sign that there is too much moisture in your home.
Warm air inside your home will condense on cold windows when the outside of the window is colder than the dew point, but there are some ways how you can take care of window condensation.
If you’ve noticed that your windows are attracting moisture, consider the following:
- Have a window insulation kit and installed on the outside or inside of your windows. A window insulation kit can help to prevent condensation, and you can reduce condensation between windows if the interior window is properly sealed. Insulation kits also contribute to reducing household heating bills.
- If you have condensation in any room in your home, it can be caused by a humidifier. Just turn down your humidifier so that it releases less moisture into your home environment that should reduce the amount of condensation you have in your home.
- Use a fan in the bathroom when you have a shower and a fan in the kitchen when you cook. Both of these activities can create a lot of moisture in the air of your home, and it cannot easily escape your home. Fans can help to remove the humidity and exhaust it out of your house.
- Install a ceiling fan to circulate the air in your home. Your fan should rotate clockwise to push the warm air from the ceiling back down to the floor.
- Purchase a moisture eliminating product like DampRid. DampRid is a product that comes in a bucket or a bag that you can hang in the closet or set on the floor. These products can be used in closets, the kitchen or a bathroom to remove any excess moisture that is in the air of your home.
- Open up the windows in your home if it is not too cold outside. When you open up your windows, it helps to release warm air that is trapped in your home. Warm air on the windows causes condensation when the air outside is cold, and this is what causes the most condensation.
If you do not take care of the problem of excess moisture, you may find that you have problems with mildew and mold in the future. The good news is that window condensation can be easily remedied with the tips above. Call our team today for more information!