How to Manage Window Condensation
If window condensation is something that you notice in your home or business on a regular basis, then something should be done to help remedy the situation. While some window condensation is normal depending on certain conditions, window condensation on a regular basis over time can cause damage to window frames and the wall below windows. Eventually it can even lead to mold.
Condensation on windows is not caused by windows. Condensation (which is water), is produced by normal daily activities that use water, such as showering, and also depends on the temperature of the air. Warm air can hold more moisture than cold air so when warm air comes into contact with a cold window the warm air is cooled (that’s why condensation is more prevalent in winter months), and moisture is released in the form of condensation. Therefore, one way to control window condensation is to control excess humidity.
There are several things that you can do to help control excess humidity and window condensation –
- limit the running of humidifiers
- ensure air exchange with the outdoors by leaving a window or windows slightly open, or a fireplace damper open, to allow moist air to escape
- run exhaust fans in bathrooms, laundry rooms, and in the kitchen for longer periods
- ensure that your furnace is in good running condition and serviced on a regular basis
- keep window coverings open during the daytime to increase airflow across the glass
- when you get new windows get a high rating for thermal efficiency to reduce the hot and cold differences between the indoor air and indoor side of glass
The other thing about windows is that it is nice to keep windows clean. The view outside, and the feeling of spaciousness that windows provide is the main reason that we have them after all!
If you have any questions about your window cleaning or house cleaning needs, please call Ram Cleaning Services @ 403-291-1051 and speak to one of our representatives.
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