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Why Is There Condensation on My Windows?

Even with ideal heating and air conditioning, you may still find your windows have a problem with condensation.

Indoor water condensation

You may have your heating and air conditioning system perfectly maintained and ready to go, and then you discover the frustrating issue of condensation on windows. The primary culprit for condensation on windows in your home is a single pane window. Basically, the air outside is cold making the window cold, drawing the moisture in your home to the window.

The problem with excessive condensation is water damage to window frames, wallpaper, and plaster. It can also be a signal that other areas of your home are suffering from excess moisture. The attic is a good place to check, as most attics are not as heated or insulated as the rest of the home. Insulation can become moist, causing mold and mildew to enter into your home.

To solve the issues of condensation, one needs to form an insulation barrier or address the too high level of humidity in the home. A few ways to achieve this are:

  • Taping or stapling a taut piece of plastic across the windows using a common window insulation kit.
  • Updating your windows with double pane windows to better insulate and keep your inner windows protected.
  • Using a dehumidifier to cut down on the moisture inside your home.

Excessive condensation and problems that can arise from this issue are a can of worms no one wants to open. Fortunately, there are easy preventative measures you can take, and you can always count on the heating and air conditioning pros at G&M service to help you get the bottom of the condensation issue fast. To learn how to solve your condensation issue and ensure your home has the right balance of humidity, contact us today at 919-772-8820.

by: Phil Smith

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