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During the process of choosing a new or replacement window for your Columbus home you’ll likely consider things like style, materials, color, and even more. These are all very important, since you of course want a window you actually like looking at! But at the same time you should never ignore the security and efficiency your window can provide for your home through condensation resistance, and on these fronts as well as the rest, you can count on APCO as your guide to ideal windows!
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The term condensation refers to water that collects on cool or cold surfaces in the presence of moisture and heat. If you’ve ever kicked the heat on in your car on a rainy fall night, you’ll know what we’re talking about!
While little can be done to prevent condensation on the exterior of your windows, a lot can (and should) be done for the interior and between panes on your windows. This protection is achieved in a few ways, including:
Condensation ratings are listed on a scale of 0-100, similarly to other energy and protection ratings. What rating suits your needs best will depend a bit, but overall you want the rating to be as high as possible while still sitting comfortably in your budget range. This will ensure that your windows last longer, avoid problems that lead to costly repairs, and will preserve their appearance, preventing ugly condensation and “milky” glass.
Low emissivity glass coatings are used in lots of modern energy-efficient and ENERGY STAR® rated windows. However these coatings do negatively impact condensation ratings, since the coating actually creates a situation where glass isn’t warmed naturally, creating sharp differences in temperature that can cause condensation. In order to find the right balance be sure to ask your trusted window experts about what works best for your home and needs!
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