Do you ever look at your windows and wonder why they’re misty? If you do, you’ve come to the right place. Here you can learn why your double glazed windows mist up and what you can do to avoid this from happening in the future. After all, who wants windows that are full of condensation and look dirty? Kick condensation to the curb with our trusty tips.
Why Double Glazed Windows Mist up
Condensation is caused by the moisture in the air. When warm, moist air comes into contact with cooler, dry air, the inside or outside of your window can sweat or fog up due to the significant difference in temperature.
You may notice this with your bathroom mirror after a hot shower, however, when the windows of your home are full of condensation, it can make the exterior of your house look dirty. A misty bathroom mirror might not bug you but when it comes to the windows of your home, it’s a different story! So, what can you do?
How to Reduce Condensation
You need to understand where the moisture comes from in order for you to be able to effectively control the humidity inside your home. In the summer your house will absorb moisture due to the heat. A new build will also absorb moisture as a result of it being present in the many building materials used in construction.
When you start to heat your home in the winter months condensation will initially occur but, after a few weeks, your home will start to dry out and less condensation will form. Whilst it may seem pointless to open the window during winter when you’re trying to warm up your home, a quick solution to getting rid of condensation is to open a window, just briefly, to allow the cold air to enter and the moist air to escape.
You can also reduce condensation by:
• Opening a window or door on a daily basis to ensure your house airs
• Keeping extractor fans on for longer in the kitchen and bathroom
• Opening blinds and curtains in order for air to circulate against windows
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Are Misted Windows a Huge Problem?
Granted, they’re not aesthetically pleasing, but is there more damage than what meets the eye? Other than condensation covered windows looking unsightly, they also reduce the amount of light coming into your home.
Plus, misted windows result in reduced insulation for your home. The heat inside your house escapes due to water being trapped inside your double glazing. Consequently, your house will be colder and less energy efficient with higher heating bills!
So, if you’ve ever thought “why do my double glazed windows mist up?”, now you know! Be sure to follow our tips and you’ll successfully reduce condensation in your home. However, if your windows need replacing altogether then look no further than our range here at Heath Windows.
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