Why Condensation Occurs And How to Prevent it

Why Condensation Occurs And How to Prevent it

02 July 2021

Why Condensation Occurs

Condensation in the home occurs when warm air collides with the cold surfaces of the window. It can also happen when there is too much humidity in the room. This is particularly common in winter when the heating is left on from morning to night.

Different Types Of Condensation And How To Combat Them

Interior Condensation

Interior condensation is the most common type of condensation. Luckily enough, there is a variety of things you can do to combat this.

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1. Turn Down the Humidifier

2. Buy a Dehumidifier

3. Buy a Moisture Eliminator

4. Circulate the Air: Use your kitchen fans and bathroom fans every time you shower or cook.

5. Open Your Windows Regularly

6. Raise the Temperature: Condensation occurs when warm air meets a cold surface. To raise the temperature of your windows, you can increase the temperature of the house slightly. You can also use curtains, drapes, or blinds to raise the window temperature.

7. Add Weather Stripping

8. Move Your Plants: Plants release moisture, so if you have several plants by your windows, consider moving them to a different place in your house.

Exterior Condensation

Exterior condensation occurs naturally when the air becomes completely saturated with water. There is not much more you can do in this situation other than to be patient. The sun will eventually come up, and the water will evaporate.

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Condensation Between Window Panes

Condensation between the window pane occurs when warm, moist indoor air collides with a cold surface. During the winter seasons, glass can be one of the coldest materials in your home, and it attracts the warm air around it. When that warm air hits the surface of the glass, the air becomes a moisture droplet. Unfortunately, unlike the other two types of condensation mentioned above, this one isn’t treated as easily.

As a result, you will need to replace the glass units. But often, that isn’t always possible and can be costly, so it is just easier to replace the window altogether most of the time.

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