We often get asked " Why am I getting condensation on the interior glass of my windows?"
The main thing you need to know is that condensation is caused by too much humidity in your home. It's okay, we have solutions for you! First you will want to check your thermostat to ensure it is not showing a high humidity level when it is really cold outside (roughly -30). If the humidity level is showing low but you still have condensation issues you will want to contact your HVAC company to confirm that the thermostat is actually correct. Alternatively, you can purchase a humidity tester. Sometimes a dehumidifier will solve the problem.
The rule of thumb is if you know that we are heading into a cold spell - adjust your humidity level to 25%. The second thing you can do is make sure you have proper air flow around your windows. We get a lot of people telling us that they are concerned that if they reduce the humidity it will cause problems for their hardwood floors. We recently spoke with a representative at Mirage Hardwood Floors and they warranty their floors to a minimum of 25%. It is perfectly safe to reduce the humidity levels for short periods of time, although you will want to double check with your flooring manufacturer to confirm warranty. Click Here for more information and tips to reduce the humidity in your home.
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