5 Tips for Fixing Condensation Inside Windows
If you have condensation on the inside of your windows, then you need to know these tips for removing it, courtesy of the experts at Glass Doctor.
Keep reading to learn about interior window condensation and how to apply five DIY fixes to get rid of the moisture:
- Why there's condensation inside your windows
- Five quick DIY fixes for window condensation
- When to replace the glass in your windows
- Fix the condensation in your windows today
Why is There Condensation Inside My Windows?
Condensation forms when water vapor condenses into a liquid. The surface of the glass inside your windows cools below the dew point of the surrounding air. In other words, condensation will appear when warm, moist air comes into contact with cooler surfaces, like your window glass on a cold day.
Keep in mind that while moisture on your windows is more common during the winter, it can still form whenever the water vapor in warm air comes in contact with a colder surface. Hence, why you may be seeing condensation inside your car or home windows when you crank up the heat on a rainy day.
Five Quick DIY Fixes for Window Condensation
We know that dealing with unwanted moisture can be a major nuisance. That's why we've put together five tips to help resolve the issue.
- Buy a dehumidifier: Dehumidifiers remove moisture from the air and keep it off of your windows. Place your dehumidifier near the windows where you tend to see the most condensation.
- Move your houseplants: Did you know that the more houseplants you have, the more moisture you'll find in the air? Sometimes simply moving your houseplants outside or into a garage or greenhouse during the winter can eliminate condensation inside your windows.
- Try a moisture eliminator: This device works to eliminate moisture in the air (and consequently, could make your home smell fresher) and typically costs less than $10.
- Make use of your fans when you're showering: Turn on the fans in your bathroom when you're taking a shower (and if you want to be extra careful, turn on other exhaust fans in your house). Showering can make your house extremely humid, regardless of where your bathroom is located.
- Don'tair-dry your clothes indoors: Drying wet clothes inside significantly increases interior moisture in your home.
When to Replace the Glass in Your Windows
Sometimes condensation on the inside of your windows is the result of a failing windowpane seal.
Common signs to watch for include:
- When the window seal is not doing its job, cool air makes its way inside of double paned windows.
- When this happens, the now-colder windows attract condensation in a way that cannot be cleared up by simple fixes.
When you've done the best that you can to reduce moisture in your home and your window glass is still collecting condensation, call a professional glass expert. The professionals at Glass Doctor can assess whether you need replacement glass or a window replacement.
Fix the Condensation in Your Windows Today
Our team of specialists goes above and beyond to ensure your windows are free of condensation. We are in the glass business, so we understand that sometimes it is much easier (and much cheaper) to simply replace the individual panes of glass.
We've been around for decades and our goal has stayed the same: always exceed the customer's expectations. If you need assistance with condensation inside your windows, find a location near you or give call us today at (855) 603-1919!