During summer, homeowners often make use of cooling systems to reduce indoor heat. If you have an air conditioning system, you tend to keep all your doors and windows closed to make sure that you achieve the appropriate cold temperature indoors. Sometimes, however, condensation occurs on your windows, which people affectionately call “sweating.”
In today’s post, Renewal by Andersen® of Connecticut, your window installation contractor, discusses condensation, its effects and how to fix it.
Causes of Condensation
Condensation occurs when warm air mixes with cold air. When warm air with moisture can’t maintain its moisture after coming in contact with cold air, it becomes a film of water on the cold surface. This is why you often see water streaming down your windows during the summer.
Condensation is not bad by itself, because it means your windows are sealed tightly. What is bad, however, is if it happens between the panes of your glass.
What You Can Do
The first thing that you must do is to check the humidity level of your home. If the humidity level reaches over 50%, you will definitely experience condensation. You probably need to choose the right windows to prevent extreme humidity levels.
If you can, try to get a window installation with an insulated-glass unit, as it will effectively reduce panel convection. This is highly recommended especially on your bathroom and kitchen or when exhaust fans do not suffice in times of hot, humid days.
In addition, Renewal by Andersen offers double-pane windows, which can minimize condensation. Single-pane windows are prone to condensation even if your home has normal humidity. Plus, our windows come with warm-edge spacers, which reduce heat conduction through your windows and allow you to have a more comfortable interior.
For the top-rated window installation in your local area, turn to Renewal by Andersen of Connecticut. Call us today at (860) 341-4210 or get a free window diagnosis by filling out our online contact form. We serve Connecticut and all areas throughout CT.