The amount of water vapor in the air can vary wildly depending on the climate, the season and the location. When this water vapor comes into contact with a cold object, say the window of an air-conditioned home, it condenses back into liquid water, forming droplets across the glass surface. Condensation is normal and there’s no reason to call for residential window services if you see it on your windows. It’s understandable, however, why homeowners may want to get rid of or at least lessen its effects.
Let our window experts at Renewal by Andersen® of Rapid City show you a few quick ways you can solve condensation issues on your windows.
Daily household activities like washing the dishes, doing the laundry, or even taking a shower contribute to the amount of water vapor you have in your home, increasing your relative humidity (RH) levels and making your windows more prone to condensation. Ventilate areas with high water use such as your bathrooms. You can also open up a window or two in your kitchen when you’re preparing a meal or washing the dishes. If you don’t have operable windows, ask your replacement window contractor for operable ones.
Ventilating Your Attic
The stale and stagnant air in your attic and crawlspace can retain an incredible amount of moisture. Properly ventilating these areas will not only keep your RH levels under control, but it can also save you some money by making your HVAC system more energy-efficient. Open up your soffits with grilled vents to allow air to circulate properly and blow out humid warm air out of your home.
Renewal by Andersen of Rapid City is your trusted local window installation company. Give us a call at (605) 341-7831 or fill out our online contact form to schedule a free in-home design consultation and request an estimate today. We serve homeowners in Rapid City, SD.