Condensation

Condensation

The amount of condensation in our homes says more about ‘;how we live’, than it does about the type of windows we have.
The major factors are, how much ventilation we allow through our homes and how much moisture we actually generate within the home, and, to a lesser extent the geographical location and the climate.

windown-condensation.borderThe windows are only part of the problem, the main culprit is the amount of water vapour in the air.  Every time we breath out, while both awake and sleeping, puts moisture into the air, so does using water when cooking, showering, growing indoor plants, using a clothes dryer, and drying clothes on a clothes horse indoors. Also some gas heaters can put a significant amount of moisture into the air.

Moisture from the air is absorbed into carpets, furnishings and fabrics making them feel damp and cold.

As the temperature inside the home drops the air is able to hold much less water vapour. This causes the water vapour to condense, and becomes visible, particularly on non-absorbent cold surfaces such as the glass and aluminium frames of the windows, this is ‘Condensation’

Condensation Comparison

On windows coated with THERMAL Glass Coat the droplets of water that form are very small they look more like a mist on the windows rather than water droplets you normally would see as condensation. The droplets are smaller because the coated glass absorbs the heat and is warmer than clear glass. Because the glass is warmer the droplets take longer to form and evaporate much quicker once the air temperature starts to increase. Being smaller the droplets are much lighter so they are less inclined to run down the window.

So the water droplets that form on glass coated with THERMAL Glass Coat take longer to form, they are smaller and lighter so they evaporate quicker and are less likely to run down the glass to form a puddle.

Also the amount of condensation that does form is approximately 50% less.