I live in 5 month old house. I have condensation on the windows that
covers half the window. The window seal also has condensation on it.
It's thick that I need to wipe it off with a cloth. Does anyone know
what could be causing it?????
Humidity in the home moves toward colder areas in the home. You can
increase ventilation--draw back draperies/blinds, use a fan, turn
furnace blower always ON, etc. I have condensation too, but only on
days that fall below 20 degrees (not too many days like that
here)--then I just wipe the sills a couple times a day.
If it's extremely cold out and you're heating your house up, then the
laws of physics say your air will be naturally dry and you will have
no condensation. If condensation is occurring, it's because you're
adding moisture to the air and the inner pane of your windows is much
colder than the inside of the house. (This really shouldn't be the
To the OP: feel the inner glass of your windows; if it's *very* cold,
your windows aren't very good and will condense easily. Only real
solutions are to cut down the humidity or replace the windows. (If
your house is older, you could try to fix them up, but the OP's house
isn't.) If your windows *aren't* that cold and are still condensing,
then there's a problem with overly high humidity levels in the house.
On Jan 9, 4:39 pm, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
The suggestion that your house may not adequete ventilation may be
right on. However, also consider that if your house is only five
months old, then there could be residual moisture from the
construction--in concrete, framing lumber, drywall, tilework, etc.
Maybe run a dehumidifier for a few weeks to try to dry it out a bit.
If you have a humidifier turn it off, get a digital humidistat, analog
ones need calibration. condensation can lead to mold and rot. Maybe
your glass or windows are not very good or the house it to tight for
for all the activity and you need venting or fresh air, start by
turning off the humidifier.
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