How to minimise condensation on your double glazing

If you are blessed enough to be experiencing the benefits of double glazing including increased thermal efficiency, less noise transmission from outside and great looking windows, then you’re fortunate. However, as winter draws in and the days and nights become more cutting, you may start to notice condensation appearing on your double glazing; here’s why.

The science

Air contains water vapour, and on freezing days the moisture can convert from a gas into a liquid. As the vapour meets the colder surface of the glass, it loses sufficient energy to convert into liquid droplets on your windows in the form of condensation. The droplets cling to the glass until they are heavy enough to roll down and pool on your window sill.

Why condensation can be an issue

First of all, condensation is unsightly and is generally something people want to try and avoid in their Coventry home if possible. The chief problem with condensation lies in damp and mould. If left untreated black spot mould can cause all types of health problems, so condensation is something best eliminated swiftly.

Steps you can take to reduce condensation

To reduce condensation in your home and on your double glazing there are several steps you can take, which mainly centre on ventilation and controlling the concentration of moisture in the air. These are namely:

  • Opening windows where possible to improve the airflow without inducing hypothermia.
  • Having trickle vents placed in your window frames will aid airflow while minimising heat loss
  • If individual rooms suffer particularly badly with condensation and damp, then consider introducing a dehumidifier in there to lower the ambient moisture.