There’s a reason why people want homes filled with natural light. A healthy dose of the sun’s rays can boost our moods and help us sleep, among other benefits.
In your home, though, there’s one problem: your panes are plagued by window fog. You want to see back outside again, so you’re wondering, how do I go about defogging windows?
Here are X of my best tips.
1. Try a Dehumidifier
You might have foggy windows because there’s an excess of moisture in the air of your home. There are other signs that you have too moist of a home environment. For example, you might notice black mold on your walls or even around your windows.
So, try placing a dehumidifier by your windows and see if that helps. The device should pull the humidity from the air so that it doesn’t get stuck in your windows again.
This is a quick fix — it’ll remove the water droplets causing the fog. But if there’s a break in the seal of your insulated windows, then you may need a repair or fresh glass installation to fix the issue in the long term.
2. Improve Your Home’s Air Circulation
Let’s say you have a window just over a radiator. What happens when it’s freezing outside, but there’s warm air pumping directly onto your pane?
That’s one way that varying temperatures can cause condensation and, therefore, foggy window panes. You can improve this by ensuring the air flows throughout your home. Stagnant hot or cold air can mean that your windows come in contact with two disparate temperatures, thus causing the condensation you dislike.
Keep fans on all winter long to ensure heat moves. This will prevent hot air from clinging to the windows and causing them to get foggy when the cold air outside touches them.
3. Try a Window Film
You can make your regular window panes a bit more like thermal windows with the help of a film. A window film kit gives you all the tools to cover your panes and help them regulate their temperature better.
The plastic film keeps moisture away from your windows, too. So, a film can help regulate your indoor temperature and keep pane temperatures more steady to prevent condensation.
4. Inspect Your Window Panes for Leaks
You might have foggy windows because your window seals have been compromised. If you notice a window fogging up and it’s not in a humid room or one with poor air circulation, then it could be that your windows need repair or replacement.
Check your windows every few months to see if the seals have been cracked or otherwise compromised. It’s much cheaper to replace the seals than the window panes, so this inspection could save you a lot of money.
If you do notice something’s wrong with the window that keeps fogging up, call in a pro. They can handily replace your window, which will keep your house warm and prevent fogginess on the panes, too.
Defogging Windows Starts Here
It’s time to let the natural light back into your home. Defogging windows is an easy task, one that can completely revolutionize your space. So, it’s time to get started — grab a dehumidifier or a few fans and see if you can clear your panes today.
And, of course, don’t forget to check back with me for more home advice and tips!