- By Indeluxe Windows
How To Reduce Condensation On Double Glazed Windows
Condensation build-up can be quite frustrating.
Especially if you’ve recently had your double glazing installed, you may think that you’re double glazing is “broken” but in actual fact, there’s absolutely nothing wrong with your double glazing and it’s performing how it’s supposed to.
When cold air meets warm glass, this is what causes the windows to steam up and for condensation to occur. The first window pane acts as the barrier whereas the internal window pane is the one that attracts the heat from inside the home.
The two do not match and thus condensation occurs.
How To Reduce Condensation on Windows
Whilst we’ve identified that there isn’t a problem with your double glazing and it’s just your double glazing working correctly, that doesn’t help solve the condensation issues you may be experiencing.
One thing you can do is keep windows slightly ajar throughout the day so that when you are cooking or having a bath, the hot air can escape out of the window and eliminating any condensation build-up.
But if it’s cold outside and you need to keep heat in, there are a couple of other household tricks you can do.
Installing an extractor fan when cooking or having one in the bathroom can help let the hot air escape without having to sacrifice all of the heat in the property escaping as it potentially would do if you were to leave a window open.
A little bit more unusual but you could take to your windows with a hairdryer and dry out any condensation buildup on your windows. Whilst this may be a short-term fix, it’s one that is relatively cheap and acts fast. But is not a permanent fix.
What if I Have Condensation Between The Panes?
In this sense, you may need your double glazing repairing as the cold air should effectively be blocked from the first window pane and not be entering between the two glass panes.
It may be because there is a crack in the window seal or that your window seals have failed that you’re experiencing condensation between the window panes. Either way, it’s best to get it seen to as soon as possible.
But it is important to make sure you stay on top of your double glazing, especially in the colder months, if you notice that they aren’t performing as they should, then get in touch with Indeluxe today and we’ll be able to help fix the issue.