Why do windows get foggy?

Why do windows get foggy?

Water condensation visible on your window panes is, especially in early autumn and spring, a fairly common problem. Should you worry? Usually not. Still, we recommend checking for the possible causes of fog on your windows.

Foggy windows – the causes

Many people may think that the windows are to blame. They suspect that they may be of poor quality or have been installed incorrectly. Is this the right way to think?
The truth is, finding the cause of foggy windows can be much more difficult than you might think. It is a fact that the window type or incorrect installation are very rarely responsible for the condensation on the panes. Foggy windows can have many causes, many of which can occur simultaneously. These are mainly

  • increased humidity in the room,
  • lack of proper air circulation in the room,
  • large temperature difference between the outside and inside,
  • close proximity to water reservoirs.

Certainly, we cannot rule out a technical defect or faulty fitting. Consider these only after checking the above-mentioned reasons.

How do you get rid of foggy windows?

The reasons for foggy windows up are, fortunately, not as serious as you might think. You will be able to prevent them if you follow these simple steps. How to deal with foggy windows?

  • Try to keep the temperature inside the room between 18-21 degrees Celsius.
  • Ensure effective air circulation in the room.
  • If your home has rooms with a considerable temperature difference, close the doors that separate them.
  • If you often cook, use a cooker hood that will extract the water vapor generated during cooking process.
  • If you are having your house built, make sure the plan places the radiators directly under the windows.

Window ventilators

One of the ways to avoid foggy windows are window ventilators. These are devices installed in windows that are responsible for supplying the rooms with outside air in a controlled and continuous manner. They play an important role in the process of proper air circulation in the building. Even when the windows in your home are tightly closed, the ventilators ensure a supply of fresh air from the outside into the interior.

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