A common question we get during this time of year is: “How do I get rid of condensation on my windows?” We totally get it. Condensation is annoying and is not the most appealing look for your windows. The first step in getting rid of condensation is understanding why its on your windows in the first place.
What Causes Condensation?
Exterior condensation is common and can be caused by high humidity levels, typically in the summer time.
Interior condensation – which is the more problematic one of the two, can be caused by a variety of things. Excessive moisture due to cooking, showering, and/or poor ventilation are the most common reasons behind indoor condensation. This is especially common during the winter months due to the extreme difference between outdoor and indoor temperatures.
How to Get Rid of Condensation in Your Home
1. Clean Your Windows
Sometimes a simple window wipe down is all you need! Removing any build up on your window can help lessen the chances of interior condensation.
2. Turn Down Your Humidifier
If you have a humidifier, try turning it down to lessen the amount of moisture being released in to the air. Less moisture = reduced condensation.
3. Use Your Ceiling Fan
Using your ceiling fans, even in the winter time, can help reduce interior condensation. Your ceiling fan will redirect the warm air, pushing it back down to the floor.
4. Adjust the Temperature in Your Home
Consider raising the air temperature in your home to reduce humidity. Play with your thermostat to find a temperature that is comfortable for you but also healthy for your windows.
5. Upgrade Your Windows
If none of the above suggestions work, it just might be time to replace them with better-insulated windows. We know that might sound a little overwhelming, especially with all the options available but don’t worry! At Low’s Glass, Mirror, & Window, we try our best to make the process as easy as possible for you.
We’ll help you pick out a high R-value window. R-value windows can handle humidity and can prevent condensation from forming. A great example is the triple pane window, this window type is less likely to let in condensation compared to a single pane or double pane window.
If you’re finding condensation trapped between your double pane window, take that as a sign! This is a clear sign that you need a window replacement.
Why Low’s Glass, Mirror, & Windows?
As we stated earlier, we try our best to make the process easy for our clients. We’ll listen to your needs, walk you through the process, and ensure you receive quality work every time. Have a question for us? Contact us – we’re always ready and willing to help!