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4 Simple Ways to Minimize Condensation on Windows

While window condensation can be inevitable sometimes, it can cause major problems in the long run when left neglected. For one, it can damage plaster, rot wood molding and encourage mold growth, which not only affects window performance but also your home’s indoor air quality.

4 Simple Ways to Minimize Condensation on Windows

Fortunately, there are several ways to address this issue. Renewal by Andersen® of Memphis, your premier windows installer, lists four ways to do so:

1. Adjust the Temperature

Condensation takes place when warm air makes contact with a cold surface, that’s why it’s more common during winter. The greater the difference between the outdoor and indoor temperatures, the more likely moisture will become visible on your windows. In this case, you may raise your home’s temperature a bit to reduce condensation.

2. Allow Air Circulation

Proper ventilation is key to reducing condensation on your windows. Ceiling fans can evaporate some extra moisture while ensuring that air continues to circulate throughout the house. As your top home window replacement expert, we also recommend opening your windows to drive the warm, moist air out and bring the cool, outdoor breeze in.

3. Take Advantage of Exhaust Fans

Cooking and showering produce a lot of moisture in the air, which can get trapped in your kitchen and bathroom. To prevent this, you may want to run your exhaust fans for about 15 to 20 minutes after doing any of these activities.

4. Invest In a Dehumidifier

Dehumidifiers are a cost-effective solution to eliminate excessive moisture on your windows and throughout your home. There are small-capacity models that you can use for small rooms like bathrooms or laundry rooms, and there are whole-house models as well if you live in a humid climate or you have a large home.

Looking for the best replacement windows? Your search ends with Renewal by Andersen of Memphis. Get in touch with us at (901) 779-1178 or fill out our contact form to schedule a FREE consultation.


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