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Bree
Window condensation
Bree

I recently bought a house built in the 50's with original windows. I turned on the heat last week. There is a large amount of condensation build up on the interior. Can anyone tell me how to remedy this, as I'm not in a position to replace them. I am running a dehumidifier, but is there a better solution out there?

ordjen
Re: Window condensation
ordjen

You might read my answer to a similar question in the above post. I would ask the same questions of you. 

She at least had insulated glass windows. You might look into improvised storm windows, such as the 3-M plastic shrink film kits that make a temporoary inside storm window. The 3-M kits fasten to the window casings with double faced tape. The plastic film is fastended to it and then schrunk by use of a hair dryer, pulling taunt and smooth.

HandyAndyInMtAiry
Re: Window condensation
HandyAndyInMtAiry

Bree,

That happens to many of the older windows. That is caused by hot air meeting cool air. We still have our original windows that are now 130 years old. That is just part of what happens when we mix very old ways with new technologies, like forces air heat. Back then they did not have the amount of heat like we have today. We have placed the vent diverters over the registers that are under a window. This allows the air to be blown out into the room, and not as directly onto the window. I have also noticed that after I rebuilt the windows, that does not happen. Replace the glazing, replace the brass guides and true the slide rails. I have approx 50 windows in our house, I am rebuilding them little at a time. I do not receommend the new plastic windows, or anything plastic actually.

Andrew

Handy Andy In Mt Airy NC

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