Tips on Managing Condensation & Excess Humidity in Your Home

Condensation forming on your windows can be annoying. This excess moisture can drip down to the floor, freeze on the glass, or block your view. Renewal by Andersen® of Sacramento explains what causes condensation and explains how you can prevent it.

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How Does Condensation Form?

Condensation forms from excess air moisture. When warm, moist air comes into contact with a cooler surface, the moisture in the air condenses into a liquid. This is because the cooler air near the cold surface can’t hold as much moisture as the surrounding warm air.

Excess condensation on your windows can be a sign that your home has high levels of indoor moisture. It can also mean that your current windows are inefficient. If so, contact your trusted residential window contractor in Davis, CA, to inspect and evaluate your current windows.

Where Does Indoor Moisture Come From?

An average family of four adds about half a pint of water to the air every hour just through normal breathing and perspiration. Showers and cooking throughout the day add even more moisture. Daily living activity can add over 18 gallons of water a week to the air inside the home. When left unchecked, this excess water vapor can cause high relative indoor humidity. High relative indoor humidity causes condensation and exacerbates existing respiratory problems. It can also affect comfort.

How Do You Manage Excess Humidity?

Remove or reduce indoor moisture sources. Provide good air distribution and air circulation throughout your home. Run an exhaust fan when you cook and when you shower. Vent all gas appliances, exhaust fans, and clothes dryers to the outside. Ventilate your attic. You can further improve your energy efficiency by installing our Davis, CA specialty windows, casement windows, double-hung windows, or other window types.

Our energy-efficient windows will have a warmer glass surface compared with regular windows. This is because of our insulating gas fill between the windowpanes and our High-Performance™ Low E4® glass. This glass keeps heat away from your home in summer and heat inside your home during colder seasons. Since it helps maintain a comfortable indoor temperature, it reduces the workload on your utilities. This can save you up to 25% on your energy bills depending on climate and location.

By following these tips and replacing your old and drafty windows with our products, you’ll reduce condensation in your home. Renewal by Andersen windows features durable window frame material, energy-efficient glass, and weathertight construction. These will help protect your home from condensation for many years to come. Give us a call to learn more about condensation or to schedule a free in-home consultation.