How To Prevent Your Windows From Fogging During Winters
Our homes need utmost care to meet the challenges cast by the changing seasons. During the winter season, the fogging up of windows has become a common sight. This condition occurs when the warm air within the house condenses on the cold windows. This condition could impact the health of your home if the moisture on the pane reaches the wooden panels.
How to resolve problem of foggy windows during winter
If you are looking at a permanent solution, try uPVC windows, says, Manish Bansal, CEO, Window Magic. “If fog appears continuously on the window, it might be the result of a damaged window or broken seals. Windows having material like uPVC are more preferred as compared to steel, aluminium and wood for all seasons, for installation.”
“uPVC windows have properties like thermal control. It can retain heat inside the house. In winters and summers, it keeps the house cool. They also have fire and noise-resistant quality and by balancing the inside-outside temperature, they also avoid fog and mist on the windows,” Bansal adds.
Buyers too prefer to install uPVC windows as the windows are double glazed. They improve the thermal insulation between indoor and outside climatic conditions. It reduces the condensation and keeps the house warm, drier and healthier. These windows are manageable, allow fresh air and also retain the heat inside the houses thereby reducing condensation.
Try ventilation: Increasing ventilation is a temporary solution. By opening the windows of each room for some time allows fresh air to enter the room and blend with the humid air inside the home. However, this will result in heat loss.
Exhaust fans: Installing exhaust fans in the kitchen and bathroom to drain out steam and moisture.
Replace if necessary: Unfortunately, if you do have condensation between window panes, you will have to replace the glass units. This may or may not be possible depending on the type, age and manufacturer of the original window.
Use insulation kits: You may also invest in insulation kits. Foam tapes, felt, V-channel, sweeps, window insulation films, etc., can be used in your doors and windows to control the temperature within your house.
Change position of indoor plants: While plants near your windows look elegant, they release moisture. Check whether the window fogging is happening because of this, in which case, you could simply shift the plants elsewhere.
Use humidifiers: These are an effective but expensive way to address the issue in the long-term. The humidifier must have the capacity to work on the moisture and temperature in your room and much depends on the size of the room.