What Does It Mean When You Have Ice on the Inside of Your Windows?
While extremely cold weather is a regular part of New England life, it can wreak havoc on your home. One of the nuisances that homeowners can experience when temperatures drop is ice that forms on the inside of windows. If you’ve ever experienced this phenomenon, you might be curious why it happens.
What Causes Frost on Windows?
There are two factors that can lead to the formation of ice on the inside of your home’s windows. They are:
High Interior Humidity Levels
When the outside air is freezing cold and ice and snow starts to form, humidity will naturally decrease. If the humidity levels inside your home are elevated, the chances of condensation forming on your windows are much higher. Lowering the humidity levels in your home should help with this issue.
Cold Air Intrusion
A more concerning cause of frost forming on the interior of your windows is cold air intrusion. Whether it’s due to single-pane glass or air leaks around your windows, it’s getting cold enough on the inside of your windows for ice to form. This is definitely not something you want to deal with while you’re trying to keep the inside of your home warm, and signals the need for more energy-efficient windows.
The New England Replacement Window Leaders
Since 1945, NEWPRO has been providing home improvement solutions for homeowners throughout New England. We install high-performance replacement windows that will eliminate any issues with frost forming on the inside of your windows and greatly improve your home’s overall energy efficiency.
Would you like to learn more? Contact NEWPRO today to schedule a free estimate.