Why You Shouldn’t Ignore Foggy Windows
Your windows play a very important role in your home…they are your inside connection to the outside world.
Along with that they play a very structural role, they keep the physical outside out, keep warmth and comfort in and are very critical to keeping your utility bills down.
That being said, whenever there is a problem with your windows, getting them repaired should be at the top of your list.
If your windows are double paned, and they are accumulating condensation between them (they look wet or foggy), you can be sure that the seals around the edges of the glass have failed. If you have single paned windows, the problem is also a bad or missing seal issue.
Reasons why ignoring foggy windows is a bad idea…
- They impact your indoor air quality – Windows whose seals are broken and have gone foggy, can allow moist air into your home, which can lead to the promotion of mold and mildew growth and reduce your IAQ (Indoor Air Quality). As spores from mold or mildew float around your home, they make their way into your respiratory system where they can cause health problems, especially if someone is already experiencing respiratory illness.
- Additionally, the air that your HVAC releases into your home is filtered, as opposed to the air that might leak in from the outside that is full of contaminants.
- FYI…You may not realize it, just as foggy windows can cause health issues, dirty windows can be the cause health issues also.
- They can cause water damage – Although they may seem harmless, they aren’t necessarily. The moisture they can allow into your home can lead to rotting window sills, damage to the floor below the window, and other moisture related damage.
- They strain your heating and air conditioning system – The purpose of your HVAC system is to keep the comfort level of your home stable…warm in the winter and cool in the summer. But if your windows are leaking in air from the outside, your system needs to work harder to maintain the temperatures you have set, and that leads to higher energy costs. This type of extra work for your HVAC system can also reduce your unit’s lifespan.
Although I don’t repair windows, I can alert you if I see any problems…
I have been cleaning windows in the Seattle area for nearly 30 years, and quite frankly, I enjoy it! I can also help you with your gutters and other outside tasks. I will be happy to answer all of your questions, and I know the mistakes to avoid. I clean private homes or apartment complexes.