Most homeowners are concerned when their windows look like they’re “sweating.” But is window condensation actually something to worry about? Renewal by Andersen® of Dallas and Fort Worth, premier source of high-quality replacement windows and French doors, explains more about this here.
How does window condensation happen?
Window condensation occurs when warm, moist air comes into contact with a cooler surface, such as the glass of a window. Window condensation is not always a problem; in fact it may be an indication that your units are actually doing their job of keeping your home insulated from outside temperatures.
That said, you’ll want to find out where all this warm, moist air is coming from. After all, too much humidity inside your home can lead to poor indoor air quality and associated health risks. When you see condensation on your windows, or even your glass sliding doors, investigate moisture-prone areas of your house such as your kitchen, bathrooms and laundry room.
What should you do about excessive indoor humidity?
You simply have to minimize it. Make sure to vent appliances and exhaust fans to the outside. You should also ventilate your attic and crawl space. When cooking inside your kitchen, run the exhaust fan to get rid of warm, moist air. The same goes for when you’re showering. If that doesn’t seem to be enough, you can add windows that offer greater access to ventilation.
You can count on Renewal by Andersen of Dallas and Fort Worth, your trusted windows and doors company, for this. With our window replacement services, you can keep your home more comfortable and energy-efficient. We proudly serve the Dallas and Fort Worth, TX area, along with the nearby cities. Call us today at (972) 301- 8860 or fill out this contact form to schedule a free consultation.