If you’ve noticed a considerable amount of window condensation during the winter, you’re not unlike many Toronto homeowners.
To stop your home windows from sweating (bad industry joke, we apologize), our Toronto window installation team has put together a list of easy ways you can eliminate window condensation.
One thing that’s important to note about our list: this is for condensation regarding interior window condensation. If your windows have consistent condensation on their exterior, it’s actually nothing to worry about – that just means your windows are energy efficient, and doing their job. You can learn more about exterior window condensation in our FAQ section.
But without further ado, here are six easy ways to get rid of window condensation:
1. Invest in a dehumidifier
Considering their sole purpose on this earth is to get rid of excess moisture in the air, picking up a dehumidifier for your home is a good starting point in reducing window condensation. A lot of that excess air moisture is undoubtedly settling onto your windows.
You can either switch on the dehumidifier once you notice window condensation buildup, or have it set to automatically turn on once your home’s humidity levels reach a certain point.
2. Replace the window panes
If you’re noticing condensation not only on the glass, but the panes of your windows, it may be a good idea to replace them as they may be allowing outdoor elements in. This of course affects energy efficiency, and can be another reason for constant window condensation. Wooden window panes are more problematic, as any lingering condensation can lead to rot and mould.
3. Ensure quality air circulation
Employing a few oscillating fans in your home can do wonders in eliminating window condensation. They can help push warm air from the ceilings back towards the floor, and away from your windows too.
4. Keep plants outdoors
Sorry, plant mom/dad. We know all the benefits indoor plants can afford, but they also produce a good amount of moisture which naturally adds to your home’s air moisture. If you notice the windows experiencing condensation are in a room with a lot of plants, you should move them to other parts of the house or the great outdoors.
5. Consider window insulation products
Products like window insulation kits can keep your windows warm and cozy on the inside, therefore reducing condensation that’s common on cold windows combined with a warm home. Some Toronto homeowners install them on the outside of their windows, but that won’t help with condensation – it will reduce energy costs, though.
6. Consult a pro
If you’ve tried all of the above and those home windows are still sweating, it’s time to consult a professional window installer in Toronto. This could actually be your first step, since it’s the easiest – they’ll do all the diagnostics for you, and suggest the best way to reduce window condensation for good.
If you just can’t get rid of that window condensation, get in touch with our replacement window experts for a consultation. Or if you’re ready to upgrade from your sweaty windows into something brand new, check out our line of replacement window products.