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How Do I Reduce or Eliminate Condensation?

Window condensation is the source of tremendous frustration for a lot of homeowners. Often they place the blame for this problem on their windows, since the window surface is where they see the physical evidence of the problem. But condensation is itself just a symptom of the real problem, a problem that can usually be addressed pretty easily without much expense or trouble. Condensation is the result of high humidity in the home. If you can successfully reduce humidity inside your house, you will be able to greatly reduce or completely eliminate condensation on your windows.

Condensation is Caused by Humidity

Condensation is a direct result of humidity inside the home, and the difference between the temperature inside and the temperature on the surface of the window. Homeowners can reduce condensation by cutting down on the home's humidity. Promote air flow by opening up windows and turning on fans. Keep doors open between rooms, especially kitchens and laundry rooms. Open the door to the bathroom when you air it out after a shower and keep the fan on.

Energy Efficient Windows Reduce Condensation

Window replacement helps tremendously with condensation issues. If you do everything you can to make your home less humid and you still get condensation on your window surfaces, window replacement may be in order. Energy efficient windows reduce condensation because they block heat loss, which means the inside surface of the window will be warmer and less likely to attract water particles from moist air. Windows with three or more panes virtually eliminate condensation altogether because they allow so little heat loss. If you need to do something about your window condensation issues and you have had a hard time taking care of it by yourself, price out new windows.

Author: Joseph Gringeri

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