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Window Condensation and How to Handle It

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Summertime is when the humidity on the East Coast begins to peak. But beyond the weather, there are other causes of window condensation, too.

Summertime is when the humidity on the East Coast begins to peak. But beyond the weather, there are other causes of window condensation, too. The issue becomes, then, how best to handle window condensation. Please read on to learn more about taking care of your windows and preventing the buildup of condensation on your windows.

What Are Some Other Causes of Window Condensation?

Here are some other causes of window condensation. Please note that these are common in any household, and their effects usually don’t last long:

  • Steam from baths and shower in the bathroom
  • Heavy steam from cooking or washing the dishes
  • Ventilation from the washer and dryer in the laundry room
  • Increased heating during colder weather
  • An abrupt difference in exterior temperatures – such as right before a storm

How Does Window Condensation Become a Problem?

Window condensation, generally speaking, does not present a pressing concern. However, it can still become a problem when:

  • Condensation lingers on a window, even after it gets warmer outside.
  • Condensation infiltrates the panes of glass in the window.
  • Condensation coats the walls of your home.
  • Condensation causes mold, mildew, and mustiness.

What Can You Do to Prevent or Reduce It?

Fortunately, window condensation is relatively easy to prevent and to reduce. Some methods you can try include the following:

To Prevent Condensation Inside

  • Keep humidity at reasonable levels inside your home. If the humidity is too much, use a dehumidifier to bring humidity levels down.
  • If you have aquariums, plants, or other water-intensive interior decorations, move some out of the house, or get rid of them entirely.
  • Make sure pipes for plumbing fixtures and appliances are all in good condition.
  • Don’t air-dry clothing inside, but attempt it outside instead.

For Ventilating Your Home

  • Open up available windows when in the shower or taking a bath. Also open up available windows when you’re cooking, doing laundry, or washing dishes. This will prevent excessive moisture causing condensation.
  • Use fans in the bathroom and in the kitchen to push condensation out.
  • Add more ceiling fans and install a ventilation system leading outside.
  • Frequently open any blinds and curtains that could block air flowing around your windows.

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