Condensation on Your Windows

Interior condensation, especially condensation on windows, can be a pain. your window sills may get wet and damaged as well as your window frames.

Through condensation your view can be blocked or the water can spill onto the floor ruining carpets or forming a dangerous pool of water in which one can slip.

Condensation in your home means that your home has excess humidity.

Look for these other signs that your home is too damp;

  • Peeling or Bubbled Paint
  • Warped Wood
  • Mouldy Smell
  • Surface Stains
  • Discolouration of Objects

Condensation On Your Windows

Condensation on your windows basically means that you have water droplets which have formed on your window. When the outside air cools the temperature of the window glass also cools. When warm moist air hits the cooler glass condensation occurs because the cool air next to the cool glass can’t hold as much moisture as the warmer air.

Excess Humidity

Excess humidity means that your home is too damp and condensation can be a warning sign that the excess humidity is doing unseen damage to other areas of your home.

Humidity comes into your home without you knowing about it. For example simply by breathing and perspiration a family of four can add 250ml of moisture to the air per day. By cooking 3 meals per day 2.5 litres of moisture is added to the air.

If you factor in other household activities such as mopping the floor, doing the dishes, cleaning and watering plants you can see how easily the humidity level of your house can rise to higher than safe levels.

Solutions for Condensation on Windows

Solutions for getting rid of condensation on windows include the placement of a moisture absorber if the condensation is not too excessive or a cheap  full-sized dehumidifier if the condensation is rather severe.

I personally own a Meaco DD8L and can recommend it highly.

 

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