windowThe extreme temperature difference between inside and outside during the winter months is a real challenge for your home. The battle between temperatures is usually most apparent at the windows. Are the windows are bad if there is condensation or ice buildup?  Maybe – but maybe not. Remember this about air: it always seeks to equalize in temperature, humidity level and pressure. So, if the windows (or the wall system around the windows) are allowing air to move freely between inside and out, condensation will almost always occur where those 2 temperatures collide. So condensation and ice makes sense with old, leaky windows.

But what if the windows are fairly new and there is still condensation and/or ice buildup? Even though new windows are insulated, the typical R value is only 3 or 4 (vs. 19+ in new walls). So, on cold days semenax ultimate male potency the glass inside is still pretty chilly. Warm air containing too much moisture will cause condensation when it hits the glass. It’s not the window, it’s just physics. If this is occurring, chances are the humidity level in the home is too high for the temperature differential. Most experts agree that the ideal humidity level in a home is between 35% and 45%. Even at these levels you may see some minor condensation when it’s extremely cold outside. But it’s fairly common for the humidity levels to climb much higher than this because humidity is created in a number of ways: dishwashers, washing machines, aquariums, showers, baths, whirlpools, steam showers, etc. You may need to adjust your humidifier and make sure that exhaust fans are doing their jobs. Don’t be too quick to blame your windows – it may be something else altogether.

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