How to Get Rid of Window Condensation

Window condensation can be frustrating and even damaging to your home, particularly if you have old windows. It can rot wood molding and excess moisture can cause interior condensation, not just damaging the areas around the windows.  Chicago Window Pros is the area’s leader in detecting condensation in the home and helping homeowners figure out a solution to their problem.

If you notice condensation in the home, it means there is excessive moisture inside the home.  It may be more noticeable during the winter months. Condensation takes place when warm air inside the home condenses on the cold windows. Exterior window condensation is just dew and develops when the window is colder than the dew point. Additionally, when you notice condensation between window panes it is because the seal between the panes is broken.

There are several things that you can do to decrease condensation on your windows.

Lower the Humidifier – If you notice condensation in the kitchen or bathroom, it may be caused by a humidifier.  If you use a humidifier, try turning it down.  Doing so, will help release more moisture into the air.

Bathroom and Kitchen Fans – Whenever cooking or showering, be sure to use your bathroom and kitchen fans. You will use more moisture when you shower and cook and sometimes this moisture cannot escape from your house very easily. The fans in your kitchen and your bathroom assist with removing the moisture from the air.

Moisture Eliminator – If you think you have excess moisture in specific areas of your home, you can get a moisture eliminator. This type of product often comes in a bag or bucket and can easily set on the floor or hung. It can be used in closets, bathrooms, kitchens or where ever you would like to protect clothing from damage because it will remove excess moisture from the air.

Open the Windows – If the weather isn’t cold, open your windows.  Doing so will release some of the moist warm air trapped inside the home.

Circulate the Air – Circulating the air can also help reduce the condensation on your windows. So, use your ceiling fans even in the winter. You want the fans to rotate in a clockwise direction to push warm air off the ceiling back down to the floor.

Raise the Temperature – Raising the windows’ temperature will help to reduce the condensation on them. Condensation takes place when warm air hits a cold surface. To raise the temperature of your windows, you can increase the temperature of the house a little bit. You can also use curtains, blinds or drapes to increase the temperature of the windows too.

Weather Stripping – Adding weather stripping around your windows can help keep the warm air from inside the home and not leave the home. Additionally, it can help decrease condensation if you are using storm windows during the colder months. Weather stripping also can help make your home more energy efficient.

Dehumidifier – A dehumidifier is an easy and affordable way to remove the moisture in your home.

Replace the Window – Window replacement is usually a great idea. especially if the window is old.

If you are considering replacement windows and doors for your home, consider Chicago Window Pros. Our professional window replacement technicians will be able to go over your condensation questions and go over window replacement options.

Chicago Window Pros is highly regarded as the Chicagoland area’s leading window replacement company providing top-notch windows at the affordable prices. To schedule a convenient appointment or to receive a window replacement estimate (888) 308-9050. You can also request a FREE QUOTE through our contact page.