Useful Tips from Southern Shade Window & Door Inc. in Winnipeg

PREVENTING CONDENSATION

Interior condensation on your windows is caused by excess humidity in your home. Condensation is a good indicator that your humidity levels may be too high in your home.


Please keep in mind that new homes and newly renovated homes may release moisture from construction materials through several heating and cooling seasons. Below is a quick guide for appropriate humidity levels according to outside temperatures.

Outside Temperature (°C)

-7°C to 5°C

-12°C to -7°C

-18°C to -12°C

-30°C to -18°C

Below -30°C

Inside Humidity Level

Should not exceed 40%

Should not exceed 30%

Should not exceed 25%

Should not exceed 20%

Should not exceed 15%

Ratings Game

Here are a couple of simple tips to remember when looking at energy numbers:

  • When dealing with U Factors, remember the lower the number the better the window is at keeping heat in.
  • When dealing with ER numbers, remember the higher the number the better the window is.


Call Southern Shade Window & Door Inc. in Winnipeg today for more information.

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