Ever notice water appearing on your new windows’ surface? If you have, and you don’t know what it is, this is called condensation, which often occurs in your home when it’s extremely cold outside, and your home’s humidity levels are higher than they should be.
Oftentimes, the humidity levels in your home increases by cooking food, showering or doing laundry, which in turn causes condensation on your windows. While it’s not really an uncommon sight, some homeowners are wondering why it only happened after they switched to windows that are more energy-efficient.
Why Condensation Didn’t Form on Your Old Windows
One of the possible reasons why condensation never occurred for your old windows is because they were less energy-efficient. This means that it allowed warmth from inside your home to warm the exterior glass and cause the moisture to dissipate in the process. Newer and more energy-efficient windows, on the other hand, won’t let this happen as warmth from the inside won’t be able to reach the outer glass pane, making it cooler and unable to dissipate exterior condensation.
How the New Window Helps
While the older window caused moisture to dissipate, thanks to the warm air from your home, this is a potential side effect of air leaks. Newer windows, on the other hand, prevent air leaks and keep the moisture on the outside glass pane. This is actually a normal thing as it means the new windows are functioning properly.
Apart from that, most windows nowadays have insulated glass units that act as an insulated wall that keeps the warmth inside your home. As for the moisture, on the other hand, you don’t have to worry as the condensation will dissipate on its own when the outdoor air temperature rises.
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