Condensation on windows is a very common problem in many homes. Whether you rent or own your home, it’s useful to know how to get rid of and prevent condensation. In this article, we’re going to look at how condensation forms on windows and tips on how to reduce it. Read on to find out more.

How Condensation Forms on Windows

Condensation is more likely to occur in colder months and is the result of water vapour in the air. When this excess vapour becomes liquid, it results in condensation.

When condensation appears on the windows in your home, it is due to this vapour coming into contact with the cold surface of the glass in your windows.

If you have double-glazed windows, when condensation appears on the outside this actually means that your windows are working efficiently. However, if you notice condensation between the panes of glass in your windows, there could be a problem with your double glazing. If you notice this, it’s best to contact a professional who will be able to help determine the problem.

Tips on how to reduce condensation on windows

Getting rid of condensation depends on what is causing it. We’ve put together some tips to help reduce condensation, some of which you may already be doing.

Improve Ventilation

It’s important to make sure that your home is well-ventilated, particularly in rooms such as bathrooms where there is a regular change in temperature due to baths and showers. Make sure to regularly open your windows to let the air circulate. Bathrooms and shower rooms without windows often have an extractor fan. Make sure to use this regularly, particularly after using the room to get rid of excess moisture in the air.

Contol Humidity

Controlling humidity in your home is a good way to control condensation. Humidifiers can help if the air is too dry and a dehumidifier can control humid air.

Insulate Your Windows

Just as making sure the walls of your home are properly insulated is important, making sure that your windows are is too. We offer double and triple glazing, both of which are excellent ways to reduce the temperature differences between the inside and outside of your windows, which will help to prevent condensation from forming. It will also improve the energy efficiency of your home.

Keep Windows Clean

Keeping your windows clean will help to reduce condensation. It will also help you to keep an eye on the condition of your windows, making it easier to spot any weaknesses in the frame or glass. See our recent article on The Best Way to Clean Your Windows for advice.

Keep Your Window Coverings Open

Make sure to leave your window coverings open at all times to allow the air to circulate freely and, in turn, reduce condensation.

Expert help and advice

We hope that you’ve found this article a useful overview of how to stop condensation on your windows. Making a few changes, such as cleaning your windows regularly and letting air circulate freely in your home, could vastly reduce condensation.

For expert advice and any questions regarding controlling condensation in your home, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.