Condensation on your windows can be annoying and can make it hard to look out and enjoy the view of your window. Luckily, there are various steps you can take to reduce the condensation on the inside of your windows.
#1. Turn Down Your Humidifier
The first thing you need to do is turn down your humidifier if you are running one in your home. A humidifier adds moisture to the air, so if you have too much moisture in your home, you are going to end up with condensation on your windows. Since you are the one who is adding moisture to the air, you can remove moisture to the air as well by turning down your humidifier. This can help get rid of the condensation on your windows.
#2. Run a De-humidifier
The second reasons why your window may have so much moisture is because you are living somewhere where there is just a lot of moisture in the air. All that moisture in the air can cause humidity to develop on your windows.
If you live somewhere with a lot of moisture, you may need to run a dehumidifier in your home. A dehumidifier pulls moisture out of the air. You will have to empty out a water bucket as the dehumidifier pulls the moisture out of the air. This may help reduce the condensation on your windows.
#3. Weatherstrip Your Window
Next, your windows may have condensation on them because your windows are not very well sealed. Your windows may get air and moisture flow over them from gaps around your window. You can solve this by adding weatherstripping to your window to ensure that you have a tight seal when you close your window. You can also caulk around the edge of your window as well to give it a tighter seal.
#4. Change Your Windows
Finally, your windows may just be done, especially if the condensation is not on the outside of the window but on the inside of the windows. In that case, the panes of glass that make up your windows are not well sealed and may need to be replaced with replacement windows.
When you replace the window, you may also want to install storm windows. Storm windows are thicker and will not allow temperature to transfer through the window as much, which will cut down on condensation and will increase the energy savings properties of your windows.
If you have interior condensation on your windows and you are running a humidifier in your home, you have too much moisture in the air and need to turn it down. If your home has a high level of moisture, you may need to invest in a dehumidifier.
You can also add more weatherstripping to your window and change out your windows with storm windows, which will help protect you against moisture and condensation.Share
28 September 2018
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