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Comparing Window Condensation in Summer and Winter

You’ll notice that at certain times of the year, your windows tend to fog up. In summer and winter, condensation forms on windows due to the temperature difference between your indoor and outdoor spaces. While it’s usually normal, the presence of condensation can sometimes indicate that your windows have problems.

Comparing Window Condensation in Summer and Winter

Summer vs. Winter

Moisture easily builds up when there’s a significant difference between the temperature inside and outside. Normally, the windows have the coldest surface in your home, especially their edges where conduction is greatest. During summer, condensation occurs on the outside of windows. On the other hand, it is visible from the inside of the windows in winter.

Summer condensation shouldn’t be a concern because it’s mostly an aesthetic issue. It will not compromise your windows nor your health. However, condensation in winter can create problems for your windows. It can result in mold, which can be harmful to the health of your household. In some cases, condensation can be a sign that you need window replacement.

The Simplest Solution

One of the best ways to avoid problems related to condensation is to invest in energy-efficient windows. Multi-pane windows are significantly more energy-efficient than single-pane units. In between the panes are insulative gas, such as argon and krypton.

These windows can help reduce your energy costs and prevent unconditioned outdoor air from entering your home. With double-pane windows, your HVAC system doesn’t need to work as hard to keep your interior comfortable. They are also great with blocking noise, making them ideal for busy neighborhoods.

Whether you’re looking for energy-efficient casement, picture or double hung replacement windows, you can rely on Renewal by Andersen® of Southwest Missouri. Call us at (417) 268-9301, or fill out our contact form to get a free quote.

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Kimberly Kester
Jul 18, 2022

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Jul 17, 2022

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Jul 13, 2022

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