Winter and Interior Window Condensation | What to do?

On a winter morning, have you ever experienced lots of moisture on the windows? And not on the outside surface which is dew; this moisture is found on the inner side of the window and is called interior window condensation. Since this phenomenon has the potential to cause unease for the homeowners and also often leads to damaging the interior very badly, we have decided to educate you about it and share the possible prevention and solutions. So friends, let's begin.

Why does interior condensation occur? 

So why does interior condensation take place? It happens when the warm indoor air goes to the window panes and condenses there because of the low temperature of the window surface. The warm air has lots of moisture. And this is why this gaseous air molecules turn into liquid as soon as they hit the window.
In many situations, the condensation is so intense that the water drips heavily from the window pane and accumulates on the floor. The presence of too much moisture produces mould and spores near the windows and on the nearest walls. This damage can further spread to the rest of the home if necessary action is not taken.

Now that we know, interior condensation happens as a result of excessive moisture, it is the time to learn where this moisture comes from and how to reduce it?

How to reduce indoor moisture to reduce interior condensation? 

Do something with the Humidifier

Many homeowners use a humidifier in winter to combat the low levels of humidity in winter. But only a few monitor what level of moisture exactly is needed. As a result, the indoor humidity level is often more than required which is one of the causes of interior window condensation.

Be efficient with bathroom and kitchen fans

The kitchen and bathroom both produce plentiful of moisture; the hot water bath, the cooking and boiling in the kitchen. Ideally, this moisture should be expelled from the indoor by immediately turning the exhaust fan. It is better to keep the fan of kitchen and bathroom turned on when you're cooking or bathing. This way the moisture will not spread in the indoor.

Relocate your plants

Other than bathroom and kitchen, there are also some plants that release excessive moisture. If you don't know whether or not your plants are excessive moisture producers, you can google to find out. In any case, relocate your plants and take them a little away from the windows.

Ensure ventilation 

Ventilation is crucial regardless of what the season is. Preferably in the noon when it is not very cold, consider opening the windows so that the warm air can be replaced by fresh outdoor air.

Use ceiling fan

This is one crazy but effective solution. Run the ceiling fan in clockwise direction. This will let the moisture from the windows off on the floor.

Purchase a window insulation kit 

To resolve the issue once and forever, you can consider purchasing a window insulation kit. This when used from the inside prevents the issue of interior window condensation.

Do not take interior window condensation lightly. This can have drastic consequences on your interior and the side effects of excessive indoor moisture on the health should not as well be neglected.