You’d never think that the windows in your home could be harmful. But you’d be surprised to know that your home’s windows can be doing more harm than good. That’s why it’s necessary to examine your windows for potential risks and even consider replacing them. If you’ve ever noticed condensation on your windows on cold winter mornings, something could be terribly wrong with your windows.
Condensation occurs when warm moist air meets a cold surface, and small droplets of water develop. With more moisture in the air, more water is produced. It’s actually quite common because normal activities such as; cooking, bathing and washing clothes will create moisture in the air. For this reason, it is easily overlooked by many who don’t understand the risks this poses to their health.
Condensation on windows is a clear indicator of mold, mildew and other bacteria lurking around, making certain places in the home damp. This dampness can cause serious issues with windows, plasterboard, electrical fittings and cabinetry. Condensation is commonly found on windows and often in a person’s bedroom, which can very hazardous to your health when sleeping. Each night as you try and get some rest, you’re breathing in this harmful mold, mildew and bacteria. You’re probably getting sick and don’t even no what’s causing it!
Condensation on windows can cause a person to suffer from a wide range of symptoms, including throat irritation, nasal stuffiness, coughing and wheezing, eye irritation, skin irritation and other breathing issues. The mold, mildew and bacteria caused by condensation on windows are actually confused with dust, which is why you really need to be careful.
So what can you do about your condensation problem to avoid mildew, mold and other bacteria?
Consider replacing and upgrading your windows to double glazing. Oknalux offers a pressurised argon gas between the two panes of glass, which significantly reduces the transfer of hot and cold air. This gas acts as insulation from the cold external. It reduces the chance of condensation forming on the glass, from the warm inside temperature. This will minimise your exposure to mold and mildew, allowing you to sleep better and feel better. Other benefits of double glazed windows include; added security, huge savings on your energy bills and also great performance in the summer time too! The investment of double glazed windows will also increase the value of your home, which is a fantastic selling point if you ever decide to sell.
So, until you can upgrade to double glazed windows, keep safe from mold and mildew by regularly cleaning your windows with soap and water.