Warm and moist air that comes in contact with cool surfaces, such as window glass on a cold day, can lead to condensation. That is because the cooled air next to the cool surface cannot hold as much moisture as the warmer surrounding air.
In this first installment of our blog series, your trusted specialist in window replacement in Scottsdale talks about condensation.
Condensation in Your Windows
When you see condensation form in your windows, then it is a sign that there is excessive indoor humidity. This can also mean that your home is not well-insulated or that your windows are already failing. In any case, it is essential to have energy-efficient windows, which Renewal by Andersen® of Phoenix can provide.
Humidity and Condensation
Humidity is water vapor or moisture in the air. While it is usually invisible, it can sometimes take the form of steam or ground fog, which you’ll be able to see. Excessive humidity in your home can cause condensation to form in your windows. Humidity or moisture can come from a variety of factors, such as:
- Normal perspiration and breathing
Generally, any activity that involves water, such as dishwashing, laundry, or mopping the floor, can cause moisture indoors. You can help reduce the occurrence of moisture in your home by installing our energy-efficient casement window in Tempe, AZ. This style is ideal in areas where moisture is common, such as your kitchen and bathroom.
You can take measures in reducing the occurrence of condensation in your windows, as such:
- Replacing Caulking and Weather Strips – Use a screwdriver to check the wood trim around your windows. If you see worn out seals or strips, replace them with new ones.
- Running Your Exhaust Fans When You Are Showering or Cooking – Make sure to run your exhaust fans before you take a bath or start cooking. This will help keep moisture from condensing in your windows.
- Using a Dehumidifier – Place a dehumidifier close to your window. Doing so will help prevent moisture from forming in between its panes.
- Installing Energy-Efficient Windows – We offer gliding windows in Scottsdale, Arizona, that come with insulating properties. These features will help reduce humidity in your home, preventing condensation.
Let Renewal by Andersen of Phoenix protect your home from the effects of condensation with our energy-efficient windows. Call us today at (602) 772-5059 for a FREE estimate. Refer to the second installment of our blog series to know how our replacement windows can deal with the effects of condensation.