Winter Window Condensation

This call-in question on HouseSmarts Radio features a homeowner who is having difficulty regulating their lake houses humidity levels during the winter months. When air becomes stagnant in a home, and there is no system in place to regulate your home’s humidity, window condensation can become commonplace. When this happens, you will notice a frost or film on the inside of your window that can lead to some potential issues.

If you notice this happening in your home, go to your local hardware store and pickup a portable humidistat. Place this in the room you are experiencing the issue and wait at least twenty-four hours for the machine to register the humidity level in that room. The recommended indoor humidity level in winter months is 30-40%. Make sure you are moving some air around in your home, especially if you do not have a whole house humidifier.

This call-in question on HouseSmarts Radio features a homeowner who is having difficulty regulating their lake houses humidity levels during the winter months. When air becomes stagnant in a home, and there is no system in place to regulate your home’s humidity, window condensation can become commonplace. When this happens, you will notice a frost or film on the inside of your window that can lead to some potential issues.

If you notice this happening in your home, go to your local hardware store and pickup a portable humidistat. Place this in the room you are experiencing the issue and wait at least twenty-four hours for the machine to register the humidity level in that room. The recommended indoor humidity level in winter months is 30-40%. Make sure you are moving some air around in your home, especially if you do not have a whole house humidifier.