Eliminate Window Condensation with an HRV
- Posted by admin
- On November 14, 2018
- Fahrhall, HRV, HVAC Tips, indoor air quality
As the weather outside becomes colder, you may have noticed that your home has more window condensation than usual. Water on the inside of windows simply means the glass surface has cooled enough to allow moisture to condense from the air inside. Window condensation is common in homes during the winter, but can best be remedied with a heat recovery ventilator (HRV) system.
This ventilation appliance pulls fresh outside air into your home while getting rid of the stale, moisture-filled air within your house. An HRV will also keep about 80% of the heat energy in your home’s indoor air from being removed. With an HRV, the winter air being drawn in will be much drier, leading to less moisture inside that could become window condensation.
Many homeowners think they can solve a condensation issue with a dehumidifier, but unfortunately, there are a few problems with that solution. First, a dehumidifier cannot lower the moisture levels enough in your home to prevent window condensation. Second, even if you could lower the humidity level enough, you’re not circulating in any fresh air, leaving your house full of dry, stale air. An HRV is the ultimate solution for limiting window condensation and can even be installed in a home with no ducts.
If condensation has got you worried, consider installing a HRV system in your home to help fix the issue. Not only will your windows be better for it, but so will the quality of air that you breathe indoors!
With over 50 years of experience and expertise, you can count on Fahrhall Home Comfort Specialists for all your furnace and ventilation needs. We’re proud to provide the highest quality service to customers in the Windsor-Essex & Chatham-Kent areas.