It's the most wonderful time of the year!
Unless you have to deal with condensation on your windows of course…
Not being able to properly see outside, a poorly insulated home with wasted heat energy, and worse, possible mold and mildew in the drywall and furniture, are all linked to condensation.
Important Factors to Consider
In simple terms, condensation is when humidity in the air and a cold surface come into contact, turning gas into liquid, i.e. the water we can see forming on the windows.
Products currently available in the North American market suffer the most, even including Energy Star approved windows, where condensation continues to be an issue. The separation between the indoors and outdoors is greatly compromised, and the indoor panels are almost as cold as the outdoor panels, leading to severe condensation.
High performing windows like Internorm, allow the cold air to stay on the outdoor panel and the indoor panels to stay warm, therefore limiting any condensation.
An isothermal graph illustrates the effects of proper thermal insulation, and therefore high performance windows.
Canada is notorious for cold winters, and with reason. So why does one of the coldest countries continue to install low quality windows, with poor capabilities of keeping us comfortable and safe in our homes during the harsh winters?
Many people think that making the air inside the home dryer can solve this problem. What they lack to acknowledge is how important more humid air is to our health, and how uncomfortable dry air can be, affecting our daily life.
According to Healthline, the following are ways in which dry air can negatively affect one’s health:
- Asthma and bronchitis
- Sore throat
- Dry skin and dermatitis
- Eye Irritation
- Nose bleeds
- Higher stress levels
- Risk of infection
So, can you get the best of both worlds?
The answer is YES you can!
It is in fact possible to have both an ideal amount of humidity in the air whilst completely eliminating condensation and the risks associated with it. The solution? Install high-performance triple pane windows.
Automatically eliminating any condensation that we normally associate to this time of year, you are even able to sit right next to your window comfortably without feeling any cold coming through.
Not only are you more comfortable in a home with triple pane windows, but you are actually saving money.
Triple pane windows allow for the warm air inside your home to stay warm with a fraction of the energy that would normally be necessary when double pane windows are installed. Proper insulation keeps heat in and allows you to take advantage of the energy already being used.
That means that the cost of maintaining your warm home is significantly reduced, and you are even contributing to a better tomorrow, since Co2 emissions are not being exhausted in order to provide your home with the energy it needs.
Our Contribution to The Environment
NeüFenster remains extremely proud to offer clients such high-quality premium products, while having a real positive impact on the environment. We believe it is our duty as human beings to make educated purchasing decisions, where we can contribute in building a better tomorrow.
With the ability to save energy, protect the environment, and use long lasting materials (thus decreasing waste in landfills), we can confidently say that the desperate need for environmental protection and sustainable development is met with all of our products.
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