Condensation forms on interior windows when warm, humid air is exposed to a cold window pane. The water vapor in the warm air can be cooled enough to force it from the vapor phase to the liquid phase. This often is seen on winter mornings, when the air outdoors is significantly colder than the inside air. Using an anti-fog product on the inside window surface can reduce condensation. Reducing the indoor humidity also helps.
Fog Free Anti-Fog Glass Cleaner
The Thetford Corporation manufactures Fog Free Anti-Fog Glass Cleaner, a silicone-based formula for interior use only. It prevents morning condensation and steamed-up windows and mirrors, according to the company website. It is available in a 32-ounce spray bottle.
Rain-X Glass Anti-Fogging Wipes
Glass anti-fogging wipes by Rain-X are designed for use on interior glass surfaces. They reduce fog and also clean smoke residue from the inside of windows, according to the company website. The Home Repair Geek website notes the wipes may not work as well in extremely cold or humid areas.
Z' Fog Fogless Spray
The Comfort House website says the Z' Fog Fogless Spray is an anti-fog and cleaning solution for windows, mirrors or any surface that fogs up. It is available in a 4-ounce spray bottle.
A dehumidifier set near the windows will remove moisture from warm air and thereby reduce condensation on windows. Use an exhaust fan when cooking or using hot water to reduce the moisture in the air, and do not hang wet laundry to dry indoors. Seal basement floors and walls, and use gutters to direct rainwater away from the foundation of the house to prevent water seepage into the house.
Equalize the moisture content and temperature around windows by running the fan in a whole house forced air system, or open the windows slightly. This reduces the amount of moisture around the windows and eliminates condensation. Installing double-glazed windows or adding storm windows to existing windows keeps cold air away from the interior glass so that condensation does not form.
Applying "Rain-X Anti-Fog" Treatment Solution
Comments. Video Transcript. In this clip we're going to talk about the proper method for "Rainxing" the outside of your windshield, and...
How to Remove Moisture From Double-Pane Windows
Double-panes are a common feature used to increase the energy efficiency of windows. In double panes, two panes are separated by a...
How to Clean a Fogless Mirror
Fogless mirrors are made for men who need to shave while they are in the shower. They are designed to resist fogging...
How to Explain the Process of Condensation
Explaining the process of condensation to children is easier when illustrations and experiments are used. Condensation is the opposite of the process...
How to Make Your Own Anti-Fog Glass and Windshield Spray
You can make an inexpensive anti-fog glass spray to keep your bathroom mirrors and the inside of your car's windshield fog-free. This...
Homemade Auto Glass Cleaner Recipe
It is important to keep your car in top running condition, and it is also important that your vehicle looks good. Auto...
How to Make a Mirror Fogless
Preparing to shave, apply your make-up, or style your hair can be difficult if your mirror is foggy. After taking a hot...
How to Clean Vicks Vaporizer Condensation Stains on Walls
The overuse of a Vicks Vaporizer can lead to excess humidity and condensation stains on walls. This is a danger because over...
How to Seal Bottles With Wax
If you have your own microbrewery, you might want to give an additional seal to your bottles with wax. It is simple...
How to Prevent Skylights From Condensation Drip
Condensation on windows occurs when humid air hits colder glass. To get rid of condensation on a skylight, you will either have...