9 Effective Tricks to Prevent Your Windows from Fogging up

    9 Effective Tricks to Prevent Your Windows from Fogging up

    9 Effective Tricks to Prevent Your Windows from Fogging up
    Tania
    9:41 AM EDT, November 1, 2021, updated: 6:26 PM EDT, November 5, 2021

    With the advent of autumn begins the season for fogged up windows. This has to do with the large temperature differences between indoors and outdoors. However, this problem can be dealt with.

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    Where Does Water Collect?

    The accumulation of steam on the outside of the glass should not be a cause for concern. This lets us know that we have very tight windows. The problem should disappear with the coming of spring.

    Window steaming from the inside may occur when we hang perhaps wet towels in the room. It usually occurs in kitchens and bathrooms where the humidity is the highest. This state of affairs may also indicate problems with ventilation.

    A cause for concern should be the phenomenon of accumulation of steam between the panes. It may be a sign of mistakes made during window installation or indicate structural defects of the windows.

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    #1 Ventilated windows

    Choose windows with ventilators. They are responsible for proper air circulation even when the windows are closed. They can be controlled manually, automatically or react to the pressure difference.

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    #2 Clean Windows with Spirit

    Spirit and glycerine will help to clean foggy windows. Prepare a 1:1 mixture and spray it on the windows. Then wipe the windows thoroughly. You can also polish the windows with shaving foam.

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    #3 Habit of Opening Windows

    When you dry your laundry indoors, be sure to open the windows so that the moisture can escape and not settle on the walls.

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    4 Go for Wood

    Install wooden windows. They're just as airtight as plastic, but the natural material means air can flow freely and moisture doesn't build up in rooms.

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    #5 Use the Hood

    When cooking, open the kitchen window and turn on the hood. This device absorbs odors and water vapor.

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    #6 Radiators under Windows

    Radiators should be installed under the windows. This further dries the windows and prevents steam from collecting on the panes. However, if you hang wet laundry on the radiators, you will achieve the opposite effect. Additionally, you will moisten the air and cause water droplets to appear on the windows.

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    #7 Installation of Blinds

    Exterior roller blinds will prevent fogging of airborne glass. On the other hand, interior mounted blinds and shades can block the free flow of air and be responsible for evaporating glass.

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    #8 Green Humidity Absorbers

    There are also plants that naturally absorb moisture. Invite them into your home. At the same time, get rid of plants that give off moisture. These include dracaenas and orchids, and palms of the family of xerophytes among others.

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    #9 Monitor Humidity Levels

    About 40-50% is the optimum humidity level in a room. If it is exceeded, water droplets start to appear on the windows. Then you need to ventilate the room or invest in moisture absorbers. Their home version are bags filled with salt and placed by the windows. And the level of humidity can be controlled by special sensors and meters.

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