At Maghull Double Glazing, we’re only too aware of how annoying that build up of condensation can be on your double glazed windows.
The obvious solution is to purchase new windows, and that is of course something that we can assist with. Head on over to our windows page to find out more about our quotes.
However, we fully understand that there are instances where dealing with your current windows is the most practical solution.
Hopefully, by the time you have read this blog, you will have a clear understanding on how to clear misted double glazed windows.
Let’s begin, shall we?
Misty Windows: Why Does it Happen?
Before we delve into how to clear those foggy windows, let’s start with a bit of science. Your windows will become misty when one side is warm, and the other is cold. This is a result of water vapour changing back to a liquid state when it hits a cold surface.
Ever noticed the window fog on a crowded room on a winter evening? The above is exactly why.
There is actually a little more to it. Head on over to our blog on how to demist double glazing to find out more.
So that is why, we’ll now take you through the ten steps on how to clear misted double glazed windows.
1. Open Windows
As obvious as it may seem, keeping your home adequately ventilated is the best place to start. Keep your windows open when possible, and ensure that your drip vents within your windows are open. Remember, condensation on your windows means that there is likely condensation elsewhere in your property.
2. Use Those Extractor Fans
Did you know that four people living in a 3 bedroom property create 112 of pints of moisture a week from breathing, cooking, showering and boiling the kettle? Quite a staggering amount when you think about it. Simple steps can be taken to reduce that number, one of which is always using an extractor fan when cooking. They do exactly what they say on the tin. They extract excess moisture from your cooking appliances. We advise that you leave your extractor fans on when you have finished cooking, to deal with excess moisture that may not be visible.
3. Keep Your Bathroom Door Shut
We all love a long shower from time to time. After a stressful day at work, or even first thing in the morning to set us up for the day. From time to time, some of us will even treat ourselves to a nice hot bath. What do all of the above have in common? Yep, you guessed it. They cause mist on your windows. Be sure to open your bathroom windows as wide as possible, turn on the extractor fan, and leave the door shut to prevent the moisture spreading to other parts of your home.
4. Try and Dry Your Clothes Outside
We know, we know! This is England, so it isn’t always possible to dry your clothes outside. Those dry and blustery days are when you should be taking advantage, and hanging your washing outside to dry. If the weather just isn’t good enough, try and keep your drying clothes in an enclosed room, with the door shut and window open.
5. Leave a Gap Between Furniture and Walls
Hands up if you want mould in your house! We thought as much. Leaving a little gap between the walls and your furniture can go some way to preventing this. Doing so allows air to move away from the bottom of the walls and circulate around the world. Easy!
6. Keep Airways Clear
Okay, so this one seems obvious, but every little helps. Chimneys and airbricks should be clear to allow for necessary airflow around your property.
7. Maintain a Constant Temperature
Particularly during the cold winter months, try and maintain a constant temperature in your home. It is in fact the cold air circulating that causes the warm air to release moisture. Keeping your property at a constant temperature goes a long way to preventing misty windows.
8. Keep Lids on When Cooking
Don’t panic, you haven’t been redirected from a blog on how to clear misted double glazed windows to one on cooking tips. Keeping the lid on pots and pans when cooking is a simple yet effective way to ensure that moisture doesn’t escape. You may not see it, but keeping the lids off while cooking results in moisture rising and making its way to your windows.
9. Check Your Roof
Maintenance issues in a roof are a common cause of problems within many homes, and can result in added condensation around the house. Keep tabs on your roof to see if any water is leaking in. Obviously, if there are any leaks, get them addressed as a matter of urgency.
10. Check Guttering and Pipes
Ensure that your guttering and pipes are carrying water away and that there is no damage or blockages that are causing the external wall to become soaking wet.
So there you have it, 10 tips on how to clear misted double glazed windows. Stick to the above, and you will notice an obvious improvement in the removal of condensation from your windows.
While we have you in the mood to read a top 10 list, why not take a read of our 10 benefits of double glazing blog? You’d be amazed.
We sincerely hope that our blog has been helpful, and are always on hand to answer any questions that you may have.
Maghull Double Glazing has a fantastic team of experts that are contactable on 0151 526 8200 or via email on firstname.lastname@example.org. We’d love to hear from you.