During winter, the outside air is cooler than the air inside your home. When the water vapor condenses on the surface of your window, it can form water droplets and fog on your window panes. This condensation not only obstructs your views, it can also cause damage to your window frames and the surrounding areas. Thankfully, condensation on your windows can be prevented or at least partially eliminated. Here are five ways to help fix window condensation.
Use A Dehumidifier
A dehumidifier will draw moisture out of the air, creating dryer air inside your home. By using one of these machines, any potential water buildup will be replaced by dry air. Use a dehumidifier around any windows that are prone to water condensation.
Check Your Plants
If you have a green thumb and enjoy growing numerous plants, you might have found the culprit of condensation in your house. Houseplants put out heat and moisture. Plants growing near windows and doors will increase the temperature difference bewteen your windows and the outside air and lead to more severe condensation. If possible, move your plants outdoors or to an outdoor greenhouse during the winter. Just moving your plants alone can eliminate condensation inside your house.
Use A Moisture Eliminator
Sold in home improvement stores, moisture eliminators can help remove moisture from the air. Absorbers will remove water from the air and trap it inside individual containers filled with moisture absorber crystals. These containers can be switched out when full of water and replaced with new crystals, which will continue to absorb water in the air. Moisture absorbers are a cost-effective method for removing humidity from the air.
Use Bathroom Fans
When showering, warm air builds up in your room and condenses on your ceiling. To eliminate this common issue, use your bathroom fan in addition to other fans in your house. Fans will dry the air and will eliminate warm air and condensation from building up.
Use A Dryer
After washing your clothes, finish them off, placing them in the dryer for several cycles. If you air-dry your clothes, the moisture from your wet clothes will contribute to the humidity level in your house. When the inside moisture level is raised, condensation on windows and walls will form. By drying your clothes, you will eliminate the issue of increased moisture due to weekly clothes washing cycles.
Contact Us Today
If you’re interested in replacing your home’s windows this winter, our team at Nations Choice Windows is ready to assist! Reach out to our team today by calling us at (703) 215-3228 or by filling out our team’s online contact form! We look forward to hearing from you and assisting with your window replacement needs!