You’ve probably noticed at some point that your windows are “sweating” or fogging up. But is this occurrence actually normal or an indication of a serious window problem?
Yes, Window Condensation Is Normal
If there’s a marked difference between the temperature inside and outside your home, condensation may form on your windows. Normally, this isn’t something that shouldn’t concern you. The fog or “sweat” on the glass is actually a sign that your windows are airtight and efficient. To keep the windows clear of condensation, you can either wipe down the surfaces or just let the fogging evaporate on its own.
But There Are Exceptions
In some cases, window condensation may indicate an underlying issue. You’ll know this because fogging has developed between the panes instead of the window surface. The space between double pane windows is usually filled with an inert gas to prevent outdoor temperature from transferring into your home. But if condensation has filled that space instead, it can only mean that the seal around your windows has already failed. This isn’t something you should overlook as broken window seals can compromise indoor comfort and lead to higher energy bills.
You Can Easily Prevent Window Condensation
Fortunately, there are a few simple things you can do to prevent, or at least reduce, condensation in your windows. You can, for example, run a dehumidifier. Increasing your home’s access to natural ventilation is another good solution. But what’s probably the most effective is replacing your old windows with newer and better ones.
Renewal by Andersen® of Northwest Ohio can help you with this. Our Fibrex® replacement windows combine durable construction and thermal performance. Offering the incredible strength and insulation properties of wood, and using an advanced spacer system with argon gas blend, they keep an airtight seal that prevents condensation between the panes and significant energy loss.
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Renewal by Andersen of Northwest Ohio is your one-stop shop for unmatched window replacement services. Learn more about our exceptional replacement windows by calling us today at (419) 931-6970 or filling out this contact form. We proudly serve homeowners in Toledo, OH, and other areas in Lucas County.