Window condensation is a common problem many homeowners face during the winter months. It happens due to the extreme differences between indoor and outdoor temperatures. If not addressed right away, it can lead to mold growth around the unit and distortion of the window’s frame finish.
Adding ventilation can solve the issue of winter window condensation. Here are some of the things you can do:
1. Open Your Windows
Opening your windows is a great way to solve your moisture problem in your home. You don’t have to keep them open for a long time; five minutes is enough to introduce fresh air and take out warm, moist air that is trapped inside your home.
2. Utilize Exhaust Fans
Excess moisture in your home is produced in your kitchen and bathroom. To prevent the windows in these areas from fogging up, make sure the exhaust fans are turned on, especially if you are cooking food or taking a shower or bath.
3. Adjust the Humidifier
Humidifiers help regulate indoor humidity levels in your home. They are either standalone systems or can be integrated into existing HVAC units. If you have one, be sure to turn it down so it will release less moisture in the indoor air and reduce some condensation.
4. Invest in Better Windows
If you are planning to replace your old, inefficient window units, choose those with higher R-values. These replacement windows can handle humidity better and keep condensation from forming.
Whether you are looking to renovate your home or replace windows that are giving your trouble, Renewal by Andersen® of St. Louis has you covered. Our team of factory-trained experts has worked closely with thousands of homeowners in the local area, putting together window replacement projects that lead to more energy-efficient, beautiful and valuable homes.
To learn more about our replacement windows and doors, give us a call at (314) 983-9977, or fill out our contact form to schedule a free consultation. We serve homeowners in St. Louis, MO, and the surrounding communities.