Window Condensation Could Mean More Than Foggy Windows

When condensation forms on the inside of the windows in your home, the humidity levels in your home are too high and the air contains too much moisture. Window condensation forms when warm, moist air comes into contact with cold, dry surfaces. Excessive condensation can cause a great deal of damage to your home and the growth of mildew, mold and fungus are signs of condensation problems.

What causes condensation?

  • The warm, moist air from showers, cooking and clothes dryers cause the humidity levels in your home to increase.
  • New building techniques and materials are more efficient and new homes have improved insulation resulting in the warm, moist air not escaping to the outside.
  • Dirty air filters restrict airflow and prevent the coils from effectively removing moisture from the air.
  • Dehumidifiers that are not operating efficiently can not reduce the humidity inside your home to acceptable levels.
  • Homes with poor air ventilation will have higher occurrences of condensation.

What can you do to prevent condensation?

  • Vent the hot exhaust air from clothes dryers to the outside.
  • Replace the air filters in your air conditioner and furnace monthly during peak use.
  • Vent the air from the bathrooms and kitchen to the outside.
  • Install storm windows or cover your windows with shrink film.
  • Use a dehumidifier and check that the existing humidifiers are working properly.
  • Add waterproofing protection to the basement walls and floor.

If excessive window condensation is not treated promptly, it can result in expensive repair bills and health issues caused by the growth of mold, mildew and fungi. Contact your local professional HVAC contractor for advice and assistance with any window condensation problems in your home.

For more expert advice about window condensation and other issues related to home comfort, please contact us at BeyerBoys, San Antonio Air Conditioning, Heating and Plumbing. We’ve been serving the San Antonio, Texas area since 1990.

Our goal is to help educate our customers in the greater San Antonio, Texas area about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).

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