You love your energy-efficient windows from companies like Andersen and Simonton but an unwanted side-effect of keeping outside air out and inside air in is an increase in temperature differentials, which causes condensation. Here are some techniques you can use to reduce condensation on your beautiful custom windows.
Keep replacement windows dry and beautiful
When warm, moist air comes in contact with cooler, dry air, condensation forms. Water collects on glass surfaces, such as windows, because windows have a lower temperature than other interior surfaces in your home. Keep your windows dry by reducing the temperature differential. A quick, easy solution is to open a window briefly to let the inside and outside air mix. Just make sure you close it again to avoid a costly energy bill.
Other solutions include installing and using a dehumidifier, which reduces the presence of wet, warm air. Also, open drapes and blinds to allow air to circulate against windows.
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Elizabeth Rissman 5/12/2012