As a public service for anyone else out there dealing with excessive window condensation this (very cold) Minnesota winter, here’s what to do:

Assuming that the windows are in good repair (no broken seals, etc.), the issue is excessive humidity.

Ergo . . . identify and remove the source of the humidity!

If that’s temporarily not possible (see, “The Mystery of the Sweating Windows“), the short-term solution is to increase air flow and to use stop-gaps to get rid of the moisture.

Besides wiping off the windows, that means running a ceiling fan (if there is one); temporarily cracking the windows an inch or two; and/or leaving the window shades up a few inches to promote air circulation.

About the author

Ross Kaplan has 19+ years experience selling real estate all over the Twin Cities. He is also a 12-time consecutive "Super Real Estate Agent," as determined by Mpls. - St. Paul Magazine and Twin Cities Business Magazine. Prior to becoming a Realtor, Ross was an attorney (corporate law), CPA, and entrepreneur. He holds an economics degree from Stanford.

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