Winter season is the perfect time for people to just simply chill and relax in their humble abode. Truly, winter is the time for hot chocolate, crackling fire and of course, window condensation. When the cold season comes, there will come a time when you will see condensation building up in your windows. While it is fun to write different messages in your interior windows, you should understand the fact that that mist in your window indicates that there is something wrong with your window screens.
Contrary to popular belief, condensation does not indicate that your windows are poorly manufactured. For your information, condensation in window screens is a sign that your home is improperly sealed. Once you have noticed signs of condensation in your window screens, it is recommended that you remedy it right away. Once the walls in your home have absorbed the excess moisture building in your windows, it may lead to mildew and mold. Lucky for you, there are some great ways to handle window condensation like a pro:
Keep window treatments open from time to time.
In order to prevent condensation from happening, you have to ensure that the surfaces of your window have access to warm air. One good way to do this is to open up your curtains or blinds from time to time.
Turn on the exhaust fans.
The bathroom and kitchen are two of the places that have high chances of developing condensation. Fortunately, there is one good way to prevent this from happening. When you are running hot or warm water in the bathroom or you are boiling some water in your stove top, it would be best that you ventilate the excess moisture by turning your exhaust fan on.
Purchase a hygrometer.
Keep in mind that condensation is brought about by high humidity levels in your home. This is why you must monitor the humidity in your home at all times. This can be done with the use of a hygrometer. It is best that you purchase a hygrometer and keep track of the humidity levels inside your home. Acceptable levels may range from 35- 40%.
Wipe off moisture in your windows.
Once you have noticed that the moisture is already building up in your windows, get a clean wipe cloth and wipe it off. By doing this, you will be able to prevent excess moisture from seeping into the spaces between your walls. Moisture buildup in your sliding doors must be wiped off too.
Turn on your ceiling fans.
If you have electric or ceiling fans, it is suggested that you open it to promote proper circulation of air in your home.
As a home owner, it is your responsibility to ensure that your home and windows are properly sealed especially during the winter season. Make sure to follow the tips given above and you can surely be able to prevent window condensation and save your home from bigger damage.
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