Top Reasons for Window Condensation

Reflections_Set-22-Overall_Double-CS_OfficeIt may be winter, but don’t let the chilly temperatures discourage you from completing home improvement projects. Now is the ideal time to make a change to your home that will improve its efficiency over the colder months.

How can I reduce humidity and window condensation in my home?

When it comes to window condensation the real culprit is humidity. Humidity is invisible water vapor that is in the air. When excess water vapor comes in contact with a cooler surface, the vapor turns to visible droplets of moisture. You see this when you take a hot shower and the bathroom fills with steam.

The easiest thing you can do to reduce condensation is to increase ventilation. For example, if you have drapes around a window that is experiencing condensation, pull them back to increase the air flow. You can also inspect your home’s exterior for issues like leaky faucets and clogged gutters that can be adding moisture to the basement and home.

Here are more common tips to help reduce humidity in your home:

  • Open a window for added ventilation
  • Use exhaust fans in the kitchen and bathroom
  • Use a dehumidifier
  • Properly vent clothes dryers, gas appliances, stoves, etc.
  • Make sure attic, basement and crawl spaces are well ventilated and free from obstructions
  • Don’t store firewood inside;

vinyl window roswellWhat causes high humidity in a home?

An average family can create more than 100 pints of moisture a week by showering, cooking and even breathing. If a home is not well ventilated and there is nowhere for the moisture to go humidity levels can start to rise.

If you see sporadic condensation, like when you are cooking a big meal or have a house full of people, you don’t have much to worry about. But if condensation is happening on a consistent basis you may need to take additional steps, like getting a dehumidifier, to reduce the humidity in your home.

Don’t forget about your windows! Replacing the windows in your home this winter can help reduce the cold air getting into your home and save on energy costs. This guide will help you get started with this winter home improvement ideas.  Call Jeff today, he is a an expert when it comes to vinyl window installation in Roswell, Ga..  770-318-8514