window pane condensation

Old 01-10-04, 05:43 AM
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window pane condensation

it's getting cold outside and a number of windows throughout the house now have condensation on the interior side. the windows are double pane with 6 eight inch square panels, and from what I understand, very good quality. i assume the windows are less than 10 years old, but don't know for sure as we bought the house about 5 years ago. while not all of the panels have the condensation, a good number of them do. the interior pane is cold to the touch. what is the best way for me to deal with this? thanks!
Old 01-11-04, 05:00 AM
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Aluminum framed windows?

There are several factors involved when you see condensation, whether it be on a window, a wall, a bathroom mirror, a toilet tank, or wherever. Relative humidity inside the house, air temp. difference on the 2 sides of the surface (in your case, the windows), air circulation, etc. Figuring out WHICH of those factors is causing the condensation (and there could be several involved) is usually the key to solving the problem. A $15 or $20 RH guage from Lowes, HD, etc. may be a place to start, so you know what the humidity level inside the house is, which will give you a starting point.

The ultimate cure may be retrimming the windows to eliminate the air leakage around them (a few hundred $$), ceiling fans to change the air flow, (a few hundred $$), or adding a dehumidifier to your HVAC system (a couple thousand $$), or new windows (several thousand $$). I'ld do some investigating and eliminating before I just started throwing money at the problem.
Old 01-11-04, 07:57 AM
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frame. i was concerned because a number of the interior window panes are cold and i thought they might need some type of resealing.

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