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OUTWIT WINDOW CONDENSATION WITH THESE TRIED-AND-TRUE STEPS!

June 19th, 2024

By: BC Building Science

Even those among us who aren’t building experts or DIY superstars know that excess moisture inside or surrounding your home normally signals a situation that needs to be addressed.  Window and glass door condensation falls into this category, and with just a little consistent effort and some easy fixes, a potentially big and expensive problem can be stopped in its soggy tracks.  Preventing window condensation involves locating leaks, reducing humidity, addressing contrasts in temperature, and improving airflow.

Check for gaps or leaks around windows and seal them up with weather stripping or caulk.  By reducing your indoor humidity with the use of dehumidifiers, you are lowering indoor moisture levels.  Ventilate your home by using exhaust fans in the bathrooms and kitchen, and open windows periodically to allow fresh air to circulate.  Install double-glazed windows to reduce the temperature contrast between your inside environment and the outdoors.  Keep curtains and blinds open during the day to allow warm air to circulate against the windows, and using ceiling fans, even in the winter, can enhance air movement.  Don’t forget to set them to rotate in a clockwise direction!  Set your thermostat to a steady temperature to avoid large temperature fluctuations, and always ensure that your heating system is properly maintained and functioning efficiently.

By implementing these effective strategies, you can significantly reduce or prevent troublesome window condensation!

 

 

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