You already know the adverse effects of high humidity and window condensation from our previous posts. With the right measures, however, avoiding condensation on your units can actually be easy. How do you get started? Take a look at how you can deal with this issue once and for all:
First Things First
You need to combat one of the causes of window condensation–excessive indoor moisture. Controlling the source of high humidity levels and increasing ventilation is essential. For example, you can open one or two windows in every room for a few minutes. This is especially crucial in spaces where high levels of moisture are produced, like your kitchen, laundry room and bathroom. Keeping the windows open in these spaces allow warm, indoor air to escape out of your home while letting cooler, fresh air in.
Greenery also releases copious amounts of moisture into the air, so water plants outside your home and limit how many you keep indoors. Running a dehumidifier, waterproofing walls and floors, and adding more vents will also help. However, if condensation is caused by poor home insulation, there’s one better and longer-lasting fix–window installation.
Why Install New Windows?
This home improvement project can help your home make a bigger impression from the curb but, more importantly, it can also make your home comfortable and energy-efficient. In addressing condensation, there are many window styles you can choose, like double-hungs and casements, that are particularly suited to increasing natural ventilation in the home. Double-hung windows work by allowing both top and bottom sashes to be opened at the same time, while casement units can be angled or opened fully to let breezes in. They allow warm, humid air to exit your rooms, reducing the potential for window condensation.
Additionally, newer windows have more airtight seals, which help prevent considerable energy loss. With seals in place, moisture is unable to penetrate between the panes, keeping condensation formation at bay.
Preventing condensation through window replacement ensures you can maintain a more comfortable and energy-efficient home. Just make sure to turn to a reliable window company who can provide quality replacement units and a safe and stress-free installation process.