How to stop condensation on windows.

Condensation on windows is formed when the warm air on one side makes contact with cool and dry air on the other. Due to the temperature differences, a fog appears on the inside or outside of your window.

Condensation on windows

Condensation on windows is formed when the warm air on one side makes contact with cool and dry air on the other.


There may be a wide range of reasons for the condensation on your windows, especially nowadays with all the energy efficient products and techniques available.

Despite the modern insulation materials that are used today to keep cold air outside, window condensation still remains a problem for many households. In some cases, window condensation can even cause damage to your home.

During the winter, you can also experience unpleasant situations connected with interior window condensation that results from excessive moisture in the house, causing the warm air to condenses on the cold surface of the windows.

As for exterior window condensation, it occurs in cases where the surface of the window tends to be colder than the dew point.

Check out this cleaning website to find some useful tips to help you reduce your window condensation effectively.

Ensure circulation of the air inside your home.

To reduce the condensation in your home, I strongly advise you to ensure suitable circulation of the air, to mix the existing cold and warm temperatures and help you to get rid of the condensation. Opening doors or windows to let the air circulate if the outside temperature allows. If the outside temperatures are too extreme, turn on your extractor fans.

Buy an appropriate dehumidifier.

Buying a dehumidifier is the best solution for condensation on the windows. Full size dehumidifiers are often too expensive, so if your budget is does not stretch that far, you can search for an efficient mini dehumidifier. The automatic dehumidifiers will turn on or off on their own, depending on the level of humidity.

Install insulation kits.

These kits can be installed both on the inside or outside of your windows. One very important detail to remember is, if you put them inside the windows, they will prevent the interior condensation. If you install the insulation kits on the exterior of the windows, they will only help to decrease your energy costs.

Use your exhaust systems and extractor fans for showering and cooking.

Whenever you cook or take a shower, a significant amount of moisture is accumulated in your home. As you might expect, this also leads to condensation of your windows. After finishing with moisture producing activities, turn
on the exhaust systems for at least 15 minutes. If you do not already have exhaust systems in your home, I suggest you install them. Be sure to choose exhaust systems that exhaust at the rim joist.

Look around for places that could be potential sources of moisture.

If there are any cracks in your basement floors or in the walls, it is advisable to repair them as soon as possible, as they can be potential sources of humidity and therefore could lead to condensation in your windows.

These are the ways in which you can effectively stop the condensation on your windows. If you want to find long lasting solution to this problem, I personally advise you to consider these tips and to try them whenever you
experience problems with window condensation.

If you want to have clean windows that are free of condensation these are simple and easy ways for achieving the best results. Remember that the normal window condensation occurs only when there are significant temperature
differences, typically during the winter months.

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Published by Christine Blythe

A fifties' child, mom, wife, avid genealogy researcher, web contributor and author/owner of four blogs including Empty Nest Ancestry, Feathering the Empty Nest, Top Web Blog Tips, Job Bully, and our extensive family genealogy database site at Blythe Genealogy.

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