You know those little beads of water that form on your drinking glass on a warm day? This is called condensation, and it occurs when the temperature on one side of the glass is very different from the temperature on the other side of the glass. The same thing happens to your home windows, and while it can look unpleasant, it is actually a sign that your replacement windows are doing their job. When windows are forming an airtight seal the way they are supposed to, they reduce air leakage, making the interior of your home hotter and more humid than the outside of the glass, which causes moisture to collect on the window panes. It is not a sign of leakage, it is simply moisture from saturated warm air collecting on a cooler glass surface—totally harmless!
How to Reduce Condensation
As stated, condensation on your windows is not a bad thing, but there are several ways that you can reduce its occurrence:
- Invest in a hygrometer or use your home’s thermostat to test your home’s humidity levels, which should remain somewhere between 30-50 percent
- Maintain proper air-flow in your home by running exhaust fans or opening your windows while cooking and showering
- Circulate the air in your home by using ceiling fans in a clockwise direction, which will move warm air from the top of your room down
- Open window treatments such as drapes or shades that will otherwise trap warm air against the cold glass
If condensation is happening in between your window glass panes and you think it may be time for a more energy-efficient upgrade, contact Quint-Pro Siding & Windows. We have beautiful, energy-efficient replacement windows that will help insulate your home and keep its interior warmer during the winter and cooler during the summer. This will lower the burden on your HVAC system to maintain comfortable temperatures and potentially lead to lower monthly energy costs. Contact us today to learn more!