Dealing with Humidity and Your Windows
If you ask many around the world, you may run into a word that has become taboo – unless you are a baker… (moist). It’s odd that it has such a visceral impact but we chose to use the term “humidity” in the title of this post, in order to keep the peace. To clarify… in this post, we’re talking about moisture on your windows and what you can do to avoid it.
That aside, welcome back (or to) the Valley Windows blog! We’re so dedicated to providing you with a better view that we determined a centralized blog would be the best place to share what we’re most passionate about. We talk about it with each other, day in and day out. Don’t get us wrong, we love discussing our passions with our teams – it brings us closer together and pushes us to strive to do our best. But as with anything that you love so much, we’re sure that those that are near and dear to you *eventually* tire of hearing about it… or they’ve heard about it first. So, we figured that we would turn to you – our loyal or future customers – and equip you with the knowledge that you need to get as excited as possible about your future windows or doors.
We’re most definitely in the throes of summer, as referenced in our most recent post. To reiterate, the Valley Windows team sends all of our best thoughts to those impacted by the fires and are here to help with whatever advice you and your loved ones may need.
So, we’ve discussed fire, and how to combat it within your home. Now, it’s time to discuss water. Granted, we know that many of us are praying for that right now, but water can be just as much of a cheeky monster. Read on for tips:
1. Install a hygrometer, a device that measures moisture levels in the air. If the temperature outside is less than -18 C, the humidity should be between 18 and 25 percent. If the temperature is between -18 and 4, you want to increase the humidity to 25 – 40 percent.
2. Take advantage of fans and vents all throughout your home. You can easily vent moisture out this way. Take a look at appliances that might benefit as well. A big time to do this is when you bathe, but also when you use your kitchen and your stove. Dryers should vent to the outside and if you have a gas chimney or are looking at a home with one, it should vent outside.
3. Finally, for today, we want to talk about plants. It’s time to take them outside if you’re dealing with a time of year or an area of the country where they can cause considerate humidity. You can still provide the exact same level as love, but the water that they need won’t negatively impact you or your home.
Questions? Let us know. The Valley Windows team is here for you.