When the temperature drops it can be downright irritating, that condensation builds up on the interior windows and sliding glass doors. It is also known as “sweaty windows” resulting in high humidity on the interior of your home and low temperatures outdoors.
It can drip on your floors, freeze on the glass and obstruct your view. Regardless of what kind of windows you have humidity and condensation will condense on any window if the conditions are right. Window condensation is a result of excess humidity, and the glass only provides a visible cool surface on which the humidity can condense on your windows.
For interior condensation on your windows here are a few things you can do to remedy the problem:
Turn down the humidifier
Condensation may appear in multiple rooms in your home like your bathroom, kitchen or nursery if you use a humidifier in the baby’s room. If you have a humidifier in any part of your home you can try turning it down and as a result there will be less moisture released into the air which will hopefully reduce condensation.
Use your fans
Getting your kitchen fan and bathroom fan going when you cook or shower. This will help with the excess moisture that is released from these activities. Use your exhaust fans in your kitchen and bathroom and let them run a recommended 20 minutes or so after cooking or showering.
Starting a ceiling fan can also help combat moisture in the home. Be sure to not cover heat registers or cold air returns. Keep drapes and blinds open throughout the day to allow air to circulate freely over the windows and sliding doors. Another option is to invest in a de-humidifier to help remove air humidity.
So if you are noticing condensation on your windows and doors try some of these tips to resolve the issue. For more homeowner tips find them here.