The windows in your home are high-quality, energy-efficient and have been chosen with your comfort in mind. They have been professionally installed and sealed to the framed opening with urethane spray-foam. They require very little care except for the occasional cleaning. Windows are made to be opened, so don’t hesitate to let some fresh air in!
Windows are the most susceptible part of the house to heat loss and under the right conditions; condensation may result. Condensation on windows usually means that there is high humidity in proximity of the windows; however, under extreme cold weather conditions, some condensation may be unavoidable.
Ways to reduce condensation:
- Run the HRV and bathroom fans to reduce humidity
- Run the range hood when cooking
- Make sure the dryer vent isn’t obstructed
- Keep bedroom doors slightly open to encourage air circulation
- If you install certain types of window treatments, such as California shutters, etc., don’t close them all the way as this will reduce air-flow over the windows. If condensation appears, open the window coverings
- Don’t turn the thermostat too low as this will increase the moisture in the home and promote condensation
- Remove snow from basement window areas
Remember: High indoor humidity + cold surfaces = condensation
High household humidity and condensation in your home are usually a result of lifestyle choices.