Are your windows sweaty? Yes – windows can sweat! This sweating, also known as window condensation, is caused by excess moisture forming inside your home.
When the air outside is cooler and less humid than the air inside, that excess moisture on the inside clings to the windows, creating water beads. Simple daily activities like cooking, showering, and running the dishwasher are common sources of this excess moisture.
So should you carry on with your day and ignore the condensation? That depends how often it occurs. If your windows collect water beads temporarily during reconstruction, sudden drops in temperature, or during specific daily activities (like those mentioned previously), it doesn’t require much attention.
Preventing Window Condensation
- Reduce or eliminate the source of the moisture.
- Increase the temperature of the air inside your house.
- Allow for additional ventilation.
By doing little things like running a dehumidifier or opening up your windows periodically to let excess moisture escape, you are reducing the chances that mold, mildew, and other types of decay will form around your window.
If the condensation becomes a frequent concern, you may need to address potentially larger issues with your house. Improper home and window insulation, as well as leaky pipes and broken window seals are just a few potential problems that could be playing a role in the amount of condensation inside your windows.