How much condensation
Before we discuss how to stop condensation on bedroom windows, its important to clarify what is normal when it comes to condensation.
In a nutshell:
- If you have double or triple glazed windows, you should never experience in between the panes. If this does happen, the seals on the sealed unit have begun to fail and moisture is being drawn into the unit. You may have a ventilation issue that needs to be dealt with.
- Condensation on the outside of your bedroom windows means the air outside is warmer than the temperature of your double glazing. Outside condensation is a sign that your windows are doing a fantastic job of insulating your home – your windows are not allowing any heat transfer. Condensation on the outside of the window is common during early mornings in summertime when the air temperature outside is humid and warming fast, but the glass is still cool. This is normal and will clear as soon as the sun starts to warm the glass.
- Condensation forming on the inside of your bedroom windows, is typically the result of steam that may have formed from an en-suite shower or bath (where the door has been left open and the steam escapes into the bedroom), or high humidity/water vapour build up over night as we breathe and perspire during our sleep. Water vapour will always turn back into liquid form when it encounters a cooler surface, like a bedroom window.
Condensation on the inside of
If your home is adequately ventilated with some basic humidity busting measures in place, condensation should not be a problem, unless the condensation is on the inside of your double glazing.
Condensation on the inside of your double glazing can sometimes indicate high humidity levels in your home and you may have a ventilation problem. If water vapour has nowhere to go, it will condense your windows, as well as your furniture, in carpets, and on walls. It may be that the seals on the window unit have failed, and water is being drawn in.
The presence of excessive moisture in your home can cause considerable damage to both your residence and your family’s well-being. Promoting air circulation and allowing fresh air to enter will enhance natural ventilation, reducing the likelihood of condensation forming on the interior of your windows.
Easy ways to prevent condensation building up on bedroom windows and the rest of your home
The most effective way to control condensation levels if to have the window or vent or bedroom door open with another window slightly open for ventilation.
Ventilating your bedroom and the rest of your home is crucial for maintaining good air quality and preventing issues like condensation. Here are some quick and effortless ways to improve ventilation: