How do I keep my windows from sweating in this cold weather ?

I pulled down the material blinds all the way down to the window sill and the next morning the sills were really wet and the glass was too. It was very cold Michigan winter night.

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  • Franchesca Davis Franchesca Davis on Jan 04, 2018
    If you own the house and can afford it, replace windows with double or triple glazed windows. They will pay for themselves in heating costs and you won't have a mess to clean up every day because of condensation. We live in Florida and had the same problem in the winter and loss of cooling in the summer. Since we replaced the windows our electric bill is half of what is was and we have a totally electric house.

  • Cynthia H Cynthia H on Jan 04, 2018
    Here's an excellent article I found. I have had this problem too, and this is good advice:

  • V Smith V Smith on Jan 04, 2018
    When the warm inside air meets the cold outside air you have a dew point. It is the point where the warmer air gives up its moisture. You can create an air pocket by sealing your windows in plastic. There are kits that provide the plastic and double sided tape. You tape the plastic to the window trim and use a hair dryer to shrink it up tight. At this stage of the season, that may be your best option. One word of caution, if your trim is painted sometimes the tape lifts the paint off when you remove the film and tape.

  • Amanda Amanda on Jan 04, 2018
    Hi Kathleen. I have the same issue. I use thermal curtains on some of my windows and I think that makes it worse. It is just condensation from the cold air outside and the heated inside. You could try and put 3M window installation plastic over the windows. Otherwise you probably just need new windows.

  • Sharon Sharon on Jan 04, 2018
    Short of hanging outside storm windows, wherever cold air meets hot air you're going to have condensation. You can run a dehumidfier in the house, and you can put one of those window film kits over the glass window to decrease it. They have them at the Dollar Tree at this time of year.