Did you recently contact Solution Thermo for an upgrade to your window panes? Noticed some fog on the external surface? Don’t worry, it’s a positive indicator, especially during cold and humid seasons like autumn and winter. Let us explain why.
The dew point refers to the temperature at which air is fully saturated with moisture, leading to condensation. This is what manifests as fog on your windows.
The concept of the dew point is key to understanding why fog appears. When the external air temperature hits this point, moisture will condense on colder surfaces, like your windows.
If fog is visible on the outer surface of your windows, particularly at the glass center, it indicates that your new window treatment is effective and well-insulated. This is most noticeable when there are significant temperature changes and is amplified by modern double or triple-pane windows with energy-efficient film.
The appearance of exterior fog signifies that your window treatment is effectively keeping heat indoors. This results in a colder external surface, encouraging condensation when the dew point is reached. There’s no need to worry. However, external factors like wind or obstructions might prevent this from happening but are not indicators of inefficiency.
Effective windows don’t just minimize interior fog; they also offer better thermal and acoustic insulation, leading to energy bill savings and enhanced comfort.
Should you notice fog within the window, it could point to an underlying issue.
Exterior fog on your windows serves not only as a natural occurrence but also as a quality and efficiency marker for solutions provided by Solution Thermo. For any further queries or concerns, feel free to reach out to us today.
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