As summer goes by, you might notice that your windows are “sweating”, or experiencing condensation. This is especially evident on your window’s surface when you use your air conditioning unit. Don’t worry, this is a normal occurrence, even during the summer months.
In today’s blog, Renewal by Andersen® of Greater Philadelphia, the top window company, shares why your windows experience condensation during the summer.
Why Does Window Condensation Occur?
Many homeowners know that condensation is more common during the winter months due to the heat indoors and the cold weather outdoors. However, it can also occur in the summer months since it’s colder indoors, and it’s hotter outdoors. Usually, condensation isn’t a serious issue if it’s kept at a minimum, since windows can handle a substantial amount of moisture. Condensation goes away once you shut off your air conditioning unit and the outdoor temperature rises.
How to Reduce Indoor Humidity
The secret to prevent condensation buildup is to keep indoor humidity at a minimum. While condensation buildup doesn’t warrant you for a new window installation project, it’s still a good idea to keep indoor humidity levels down since some areas can build condensation quicker than others. Here are a few tips:
- Check if your HVAC vents are properly functioning since blocked vents can build up air that can lead to humidity issues.
- Allow your exhaust fan to run whenever you’re cooking or showering to eliminate the steam or smoke from your home.
- Ensure that your attic is well-ventilated. To prevent condensation buildup, you can utilize a vapor barrier to stop water infiltration as well.
Turn to Renewal by Andersen® of Greater Philadelphia for quality replacement windows and doors. Our mission is to provide exceptional products, coupled with superior workmanship and customer service. Give us a call at (610) 563-2190 or fill out our contact form to schedule a free consultation. We work with clients in Philadelphia and New Jersey, NJ.