Window condensation: It’s not only annoying and unsightly. It can also cause damage to your home!
In the winter, window condensation can be a real issue – especially if you have aging, broken or damaged windows.
It’s never a good idea to have too much humidity or moisture in your home. It can cause all kinds of issues: Rotting wood, mold and other problems. So what’s a homeowner to do?
Window condensation is generally caused by too much humidity – or moisture – in the air, which can be exacerbated in winter when the cold air outside meets the warm air inside on your windows.
So how do you reduce, or even eliminate window condensation? Read on:
Using a humidifier in your home during the winter months can be a good idea. However, you need to make sure it isn’t causing excess humidity and condensation on windows. There are things you can do: Only run it at night, turn it down, make sure you have good airflow in the room you use it in.
You probably notice condensation on your kitchen and bathroom windows. That’s because steamy air from bathing and cooking means extra moisture in the air. So what can you do? Use your exhaust fans! We know, they are noisy and sometimes annoying, but they could save you real headaches down the road.
In the winter, we tend to close up our homes, meaning there is little air movement or circulation. To remedy this, use your ceiling fans (just change them to move clockwise so warm air is moved down from the ceiling) or open your windows a bit to get fresh air moving.
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