Condensation, or sweating, occurs when hot, humid air meets cold air. Single-pane windows are prime candidates for condensation, since they tend to let in drafty air from outside to mingle with the indoor air. If your windows are producing more condensation than usual, use the following tips to clear them up.
The one thing you will need to do is reduce the amount of humidity in your home. This can be accomplished by:
- Airing your home by leaving a door open or cracking the windows. This allows the humid air to escape your house.
- Using exhaust fans for a longer period of time. Run the exhaust fans in your home’s most humid rooms, like the kitchen, bathrooms, and laundry room.
- Adding houseplants to absorb the moisture in the air. Plants can improve your indoor air quality while they thrive off of the humidity.
- Upgrade your single-pane windows. If condensation is bothering you, it could be time to trade in those single-pane windows for a more modern and energy efficient model. The new insulated windows are made from high quality materials, and some even have edge-heating technology.