What Causes Condensation

There are many situations in our lives that everybody could do without. One certain bit of grief is condensation on the inside of a window or door. In the morning if you cannot see clearly out of your windows, then this really can be annoying and also makes your home less aesthetically pleasing. Before you can resolve the problem, it is probably useful to know why it happened in the first place.

What Causes Window Condensation

Interior window and door condensation is most commonly a problem we see in the winter when the outside temperature begins to drop, and the inside surface of your windows begin to cool. So, when it gets colder, we tend to heat our homes more, which then leads to the interior heat colliding with the cold surface of the window which creates excessive moisture. This moisture settles on the window in the form of not invited condensation.

Are There Any Risks With window Condensation

Ignoring the obvious fact that you have to wipe your windows down daily, prolonged condensation can eventually become a more serious issue for both your physical health and your home. Wooden windows might be susceptible to rot or wood moulding, but also the condensation can also damage the plaster, and eventually this can cause damage to your entire home and not just the area around the window.

Condensation can also lead to mould growing on the walls and ceilings of your home, which leads to mould spores being released into the air that can be dangerous if inhaled. These spores can cause allergic reactions like sneezing, red eyes, and rashes.

How Can I Prevent Condensation

There are lots of ways to keep your double glazed windows and glass doors condensation under control, with a lot of them being relatively quick, cheap and simple. The obvious goal is to reduce the amount of moisture in the air, therefore reducing the likelihood of condensation occurring in the first place. To reduce the levels of moisture, you should focus on improving air circulation within the home. Methods of improving air circulation within a home can be simple things like regularly opening your windows, especially when you are doing household chores that might increase the level of moisture in the home.

Things that may dramatically increase the humidity include things like showering, cooking, and ironing, so if it is not too cold outside, it can be very useful to keep your windows open during these activities. The usage of indoor fans to push air around can also help reduce the condensation.

Finally, if you are looking for a sure-fire but slightly expensive solution to your condensation, you can buy a dehumidifier. As you might expect, a dehumidifier is a device that specialises in removing moisture and humidity in the air.

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