Living a healthy life is not always about diets and physical exercise. There are a lot of factors, big and small that affect us throughout our day that can have a positive or negative affect on our health. Especially when it comes to mental health.
I was shopping for some windows replacement for my home recently. As I was researching about different products, different U-values, and other stuff I know very little about, I came across some interesting articles. Namely, articles that explained the health values of certain home renovations.
My windows have condensation, and they are drafty. In general, they are old windows, 30+ years, I think. It was not until I started looking for replacement options that I realized how miserable these windows made me feel.
Every morning I would wake up, turn up the thermostat (because of the draft), and wipe some water off the floors (because of the condensation and the fact that the sealed units have failed). In addition to that, new windows have the ability to let in more light, but also less ultraviolet rays. Something that is directly associated with your mental health.
Windows and Doors Replacement Could Save You From The Ruins Of Condensation
With the cheer and celebration that this festive season brings along, there are a few other factors that could potentially damage parts of your house and ruin your celebratory mode. Ice and frost on window panes are better known as window condensation. Window condensation could be of two types; interior and exterior.
If you have older windows, excess moisture could lead to expensive and at times irreparable damages to your home. How could you possibly prevent ice and frost from ruining your beautiful home? Read a few effective tips listed below:
Preventing interior condensation
Interior condensation can be caused by excessive moisture inside the house. Replaceing your windows and doors in Winnipeg can often be a good solution to this problem. However, the installation of new vinyl windows does not always solve the problem. Often times, you might have to lower down the thermostat.
- Eliminate the moisture
If you feel that excess moisture is causing the buildup of frost and ice outside your window panes, you can purchase a moisture eliminating product. These products can be used in your bathroom, kitchen or closets to remove excess moisture from inside the home.
- Switch off the humidifier
A lot of parents use humidifiers in their baby’s nursery. It can release moisture and cause window condensation. If switching it off is not an option, you can at least turn it down so that it releases lesser moisture and reduce condensation.
- Raising home temperature
When you raise the temperature of your house, you are also heating up the window pane that in turn reduces condensation. You can also use curtains, blinds, drapes etc to heat up the window panes.
- Air circulation
When you allow proper air circulation through your windows, it will significantly reduce the condensation on the window panes. The fans inside the house should be ideally rotating in the clockwise direction so that warm air is pushed back from the ceiling to the floor.
- Weather stripping
When you add weather stripping to the window panes, you are not only reducing the chances of condensation but also making your home more energy efficient. Warm air is trapped inside your home and your window panes are relieved of interior condensation.
Buying window insulation kits
Window insulation kits could be quite effective when it comes to dealing with interior as well as exterior condensation. They will also help reduce energy costs when you install them outside the window panes by cutting down your heating and cooling bills.
Replacing windows and window panes
When condensation takes place between window panes and ice and frost are making life difficult for you, the healthiest option you could avail is windows and doors replacement. The first thing you can begin with is by replacing the glass units. However, the possibility of replacement depends on the age, type and manufacturer of the original window pane.
In a few cases where the glass units cannot be replaced, an entire replacement of the windows might be required. This will be more effective for old windows.
Why is it required?
For people who wonder why windows and doors replacement is considered quintessential to home improvement need to understand how a rotten window sill not only looks ugly but also weakens the structure of your house. If the problem can be fixed in the initial days, it will neither stretch your budget nor cause your window panes to fall out.