Sweating windows are actually not an uncommon occurrence. This is just condensation, and it doesn’t only form during winter. It can happen during summer as well, usually when you turn on your cooling system. Here’s how and why this occurs.
Condensation and How it Happens
Condensation on a window occurs when the surface of the window is cooler than the “dew point” temperature of air in contact with the window. Condensation can also happen during the summer, when outside air is very humid and inside temperatures are kept relatively cool. Since external windows often get wet from rain, a little extra liquid water won’t be detrimental. It’s normal for condensation to disappear as outside air temperatures rise.
Should You Be Worried About Sweaty Windows?
If you experience condensation on your windows, you’re actually looking at a good indication that your windows are working as they should. In fact, not only will you notice condensation forming as you use your AC, you might also see it during the early morning hours or once the sun has set in the later hours of the night.
The reason why condensation presents itself during the early mornings and early evenings is because these times tend to be much cooler. As the day progresses and the temperatures climb, the condensation will dry up on the exterior of the glass on its own. Sometimes, the condensation dries up and leaves unsightly water stains. However, our windows can easily be cleaned from inside of your home.
If you are seeing condensation between panes, however, your window seals have likely failed, meaning you are in need of a window replacement. Call Renewal by Andersen® of Southeastern Mass and Rhode Island today at (401) 473-2739, or fill out our contact form to get started!