David Bareuther, Associated Press Building editor, sums up the problem of reducing humidity in this way. He says there are only three ways to reduce humidity:
|Below -20°F||Not over 15%|
|-20°F to -10°||Not over 20%|
|-10°F to 0°||Not over 25%|
|0°F to 10°||Not over 30%|
|10°F to 20°||Not over 35%|
|20°F to 40°||Not over 40%|
Here arranged from easy to difficult are the steps you should take to reduce condensation on your windows:
If the common remedies we suggested above don’t work, you have a serious condensation problem. That said, any changes your heating contractor may recommend to reduce humidity should not be very expensive. In fact, they’ll definitely be less expensive than a big paint job that was caused by excessive water vapor!
Before you spend money though, make sure you know about 5 common conditions that cause condensation in your home and 2 causes of temporary condensation. Read our final post in this series to find out more!