Question: What is window condensation?
Answer: Condensation is the presence of air moisture or humidity coming in contact with a surface.
Condensation, or “sweating” on windows, is caused by humidity or excess moisture in the air. When the water vapor comes in contact with a surface the vapor condenses. Condensation can occur on windows during the winter if the humidity inside your home is too high. Learn more about condensation here.
Question: How can I reduce or prevent condensation on my windows?
Answer: Here are a few things you can do to help control moisture levels in your home
- Use kitchen and bathroom exhaust fans.
- Make sure your attic, basement, and crawl spaces are well ventilated and free from obstructions.
- Don’t store firewood inside. Freshly cut wood can consist of up to 45% water, while well-seasoned firewood can have a 20-25% moisture content. All of which can be released in your home.
- Open curtains and blinds to allow more air circulation around windows.