Condensation appearing on your windows can freeze the glass, block the view, or drip on your floor. Our windows can help you fix that. In the first of our two-part blog series, we explain everything you need to know about condensation in your windows. We also explain how our energy-efficient window replacements can help with your problem.
Condensation forms when moist and warm air encounters a cooler surface. The excess air moisture then condenses into a liquid since the cooler air near the cold surface can’t hold as much moisture as the surrounding warm air. You can observe this happening when a cool glass of water sweats during summer.
Excess condensation forming on your windows can mean that your home has high levels of interior moisture. It can also mean that your current windows are not energy-efficient. It’s best to contact an expert in window replacement in Winona, MN, like Renewal by Andersen® of Rochester, MN, to evaluate the condition of your windows.
Indoor moisture comes from the daily activities of the home’s occupants. For instance, the regular breathing and perspiration of a family of four adds half a pint of water to the air every hour. Every shower adds another half. Cooking three meals adds up to five pints of water as well. Since every activity that uses water adds moisture, a family of four can add over 18 gallons of water a week to the air at home.
That’s why we recommend that you get an inspection from the specialist in replacement windows in Rochester, MN. We can help you determine if your current windows are up to the task of dealing with your family’s daily activities without causing moisture to form.
Strategies to Manage Excess Humidity
Let us offer a few strategies you can try. You can improve your home’s energy efficiency by installing our replacement Rochester, MN, doors and windows. You can run an exhaust fan when you shower and cook. You can promote good air circulation and distribution through your home with natural or mechanical ventilation. You can ventilate your gas appliances, clothes dryers, and exhaust fans. You can also ventilate your attic and install a vapor barrier.
Manage window condensation by regulating your home’s humidity and by investing in our energy-efficient replacement windows and doors. Windows and doors from Renewal by Andersen come standard with High-Performance™ Low-E4® glass. Their insulating argon gas fills and low-emissivity coating can help reduce condensation. Call us at (507) 281-9634 to learn more about condensation. You can request for a free window consultation.