Picture of condensation on a window.

Condensation on windows during the winter can be a frustrating problem for many homeowners. It not only causes unsightly water droplets on the glass, but it can also lead to mold and mildew growth, as well as damage to window frames and sills. Luckily, there are a few simple steps you can take to reduce condensation on your windows and keep your home dry and comfortable.

  • Circulate the air: One simple way to reduce condensation is to use a small circulating fan in the room that has the condensation problem. Remember to keep the door open when using the fan so moist air is exchanged to other parts of the house.

  • Improve ventilation: One of the main causes of condensation on windows is high humidity levels inside the home. To reduce humidity, make sure to ventilate your home regularly by opening windows and using exhaust fans in bathrooms and kitchens. Primary sources of moisture in your home are cooking, showers, and bathtubs. If you have a stove vent in the kitchen make sure it is on. When you take a shower or bath, make sure the fan is on and leave it on for 15 minutes after you are finished to vent out the moisture. 

  • Insulate your windows: Another reason for window condensation is the temperature difference between the inside and outside of your home. Installing insulated window coverings or weather stripping can help to reduce this difference and keep your windows from getting too cold. Many people choose to use window insulation kits to accomplish this. You can us a more permanent kit that uses magnetic strips, or a seasonal kit that is disposable. Window insulation kit for condensation
  • Use a mini dehumidifier: If you find that you are still experiencing condensation on your windows despite improving ventilation, you may want to consider investing in a dehumidifier. This will help to remove excess moisture from the air and reduce humidity levels in your home.

    Mini Dehumidifier

  • Use a moisture absorber: There are products available that attract and trap moisture for removal. They usually come with a absorbent material that collects water into a bag or bucket for removal. One product is Damprid. 

  • Keep windows clean: Clean windows will let in more light and allow for more heat to enter your home. Cleaning your windows on a regular basis can help to reduce condensation by keeping them warmer.

  • Keep window sills clean: Keeping window sills clean of dust and debris will help to prevent mold and mildew growth. This can help to reduce condensation, as well as keep your windows looking clean and new.

  • Wood Burning Stoves: Wood burning stoves are a great way to reduce humidity in a home. Simply burning firewood will reduce the humidity in your home.

By following these simple steps, you can reduce condensation on your windows and keep your home dry and comfortable during the winter months. Remember to be patient, as it may take a few weeks for the humidity levels in your home to adjust.