Window condensation in winter is a common phenomenon, especially in modern, tightly sealed homes. Excessive humidity can be uncomfortable and damaging to your home. Fortunately, there are simple solutions to manage this issue.
Excessive indoor humidity can be caused by many daily activities. For instance, cooking releases steam, especially when preparing long-simmering dishes without turning on the kitchen hood. Hot showers, without adequate ventilation, can also add to the ambient humidity. Similarly, drying clothes indoors contributes to increased moisture, as do the respiration and perspiration of inhabitants. Indoor plants, while offering numerous benefits, can also contribute to humidity through leaf transpiration.
All these factors combined create an environment conducive to condensation, particularly when outdoor temperatures drop.
Cold air infiltration around windows is another key factor contributing to indoor condensation. Drafts near windows, a very cold touch on frames, or the presence of ice or water on the frames are telltale signs of poor insulation.
Effectively combating condensation is essential in promoting good air circulation in the home. Opening interior doors to prevent the confinement of warm, moist air is a simple yet effective strategy. Additionally, removing window screens in winter allows air to circulate more freely to the glass surface. Keeping curtains open also helps reduce condensation by allowing the warm air from the room to reach the cold window glass. It’s recommended to wipe off excess water on the windows to prevent mold development.
For persistent condensation problems, Solution Thermo can offer its expertise by explaining the issues and suggesting tailored solutions. However, it should be noted that interior surface condensation does not necessarily indicate a fenestration problem. Their services include caulking, weatherstripping replacement and insulation, window repairs, measures that can greatly improve the comfort of your home and reduce condensation.
If you’re facing condensation issues and are seeking explanations, contact Solution Thermo for a free evaluation and personalized advice.
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