It might look cool and serve as a great excuse for you to stay inside and not go to work, but ice on your windows can actually result in some serious problems. We’ll talk about how the build-up happens and what we can do to prevent it.
How Does Ice Build Up Form on Windows?
Ice crystals on your windows form as the freezing temperatures transform the moisture in the air from water vapour to liquid state and then to frozen ice crystals. Excess humidity in your home increases the risk of ice build-up on your Calgary windows. Stovetop cooking, showering, improper ventilation, and high settings on your humidifier are all causes of excess humidity.
What Can Happen to Your Windows?
The problem with too much moisture and ice on your Calgary windows is that it can lead to damage to your window frame and potentially cause mould and mildew to grow. Your wooden window frame may rot and decay as a result of the excess moisture and mould can create severe health risks to you and your family.
How to Prevent Ice Build-Up on Your Windows
There are a number of things you can do prevent high humidity levels and ice build up. When the temperatures are excessively cold outside, try increasing the room temperature at night. You also may want to have your appliances checked to make sure everything is functioning correctly, and look at the settings on your humidifier to make sure it’s not set too high. Additionally, you can check for plumbing leaks, avoid over-watering your plants, refrain from air-drying clothes, run a dehumidifier, run exhaust fans in the kitchen and bathroom and absorb excess moisture as you notice it.
Other Causes of Ice Build Up on Windows
Excess humidity and cold temperatures outside can cause just about anyone to experience a build up of ice crystals. However, if your windows lack proper insulation or were not installed correctly, you might have a bigger problem on your hands. Simply turning up the heat in the house won’t help if your windows are old, worn-out or damaged. In this case, you may want to consider a window replacement by a Calgary window company.
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