Reasons and Remedies for Ice on Your Windows

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Keep the ice on your car, not in your home.

While it is normal to find ice on your car or even on the outside of your home’s windows, it is not normal to find ice on the inside of your home. Seventy years ago, this would not have been anything to worry about. But with recent improvements, these bits of frost can signify a greater problem in your home: old windows and bad insulation. So how can you remedy the ice on your windows? Read on to find out.

The Reasons for the Ice on Your Windows

According to the American Society of Home Inspectors Reporter, frost is caused by the air inside your home condenses on the cool glass. Windows and metal frames tend to be the coolest surfaces in your home and can cause the moisture to form. So now that we have figured out why this happens, how do you solve the problem.

Using a Dehumidifier

Using a dehumidifier may seem counterintuitive since winter is often thought of as a dryer season. But when using the appliance indoors, it can help to keep the ice away. Excessive humidity can be a major contributor to ice in your home. Using a dehumidifier can help eliminate the moisture from the air of your home brought in by poorly sealed windows and the daily winter activity like cooking, taking showers, and even simply exhaling can leave inside your home.

Using Storm Window

Storm windows may seem like a waste of time, but during the winter months, they can help reduce the condensation on your interior windows. The space between the two windows will allow the interior window to stay warmer, reducing interior frost.

Condensation Between Window Panes: Replace Windows

If you notice ice between the window panes of your double-paned windows, it may be time to replace the window itself. Replacing the windows are a good idea if the windows themselves are old. Great strides have been made in window technology over the years so replacing the entire window can bring many benefits to your home.

If you notice condensation or frost on your windows this winter, call Chandler Remodeling for a window replacement.

Avoid Ice on Your Windows with Chandler Remodeling

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