Condensation on the inside of your windows is the result of high humidity inside your closed environment. The “extra” moisture contained in the air inside your home or property will form condensation when it hits the colder surface of the window pane. High humidity can be defined as an excess of water vapor in the air inside your home or property.
Condensation usually occurs first on windows because often times their surfaces are colder than the surrounding air. All homes have a certain amount of moisture (humidity or water vapor) due to common household activities such as bathing, showering, dish washing, washing clothes, or cooking. These activities can add water vapor to the closed environment of your home or property.
High humidity can also be caused by leaving windows open, allowing the outside humidity to affect the inside humidity of your closed environment. Or, humidity can be caused by improperly installed or maintained HVAC duct work or a basement space that allows for ground water or rain water to seep into and above the foundation of your home or property.
The first step is discovering the reason for the high humidity causing condensation and take steps to prevent it (keep windows closed, or repair basement foundation for example). If you are having issues with high humidity inside your home or property, contact us today and a member of our team will discuss what options you have available.