Sweating windows tend to be a rather common occurrence in the winter months. Moisture in the air collects on cold surfaces and settles, forming condensation. When your panes are well insulated, you’re less likely to see this phenomenon. But in extremely humid conditions, it’s unavoidable.
The problem with this situation is that it can lead to the growth of mold and contribute to a musty odour throughout the home. In extremely cold conditions, the moisture could freeze on the glass, causing it to break.
The best way to prevent condensation on the glass is by keeping moisture levels in the home as low as possible and keeping moisture from coming in contact with your windows. The following are a few tips that can help you accomplish this:
- Turn on the vent in the bathroom while bathing or showering.
- If you utilise a fireplace, make sure it is vented to the outdoors.
- Reduce your internal thermostat to 18-20 degrees Celsius.
- Check for and seal up any cracks and leaks around the frame and glass.
- If necessary, replace any single panes with double or triple panes.
- Use a dehumidifier to reduce unnecessary moisture in the home.
There’s no way to get rid of all the moisture in your home. Quite frankly, it’s good to have some. But it’s important to address this issue in order protect the glass in your home and increase energy efficiency.
Thanks to quinn.anya for the image of condensation on a window.