Window Condensation.... solved??
My appologies for this topic (and the length), as it seems to be commonly asked, but I cannot find information that fits my exact situation....
I have newer double pane window inserts that have bad interior condensation and ice just at the bottom edges (running the length on both the top and bottom sections). The center temp on the window is 10-15 degrees warmer than the edges where I get condensation. I have put insulation kits on them and this prevents the condensation, so this seems more like a window issue than indoor humidity?
In the basement, however I have several glass block garden windows some of which also get bad condensation...(the one on the north side of the house does not where it is unfinished walls). I have a dehumidifier in one of the rooms set at 35% (as low as it will go), and it helps, but does not remove it completely. Again, I think my problem is window temp versus too high of humidity?
We keep our home at 70 degrees and the 'cold' part of all windows where there is condensation is 40-45 degrees (10-15 cooler than the center).
So, my main questions are:
1. Does it seem correct my issue is window temp versus indoor humidity? I don't want to invest in a whole house dehumidifier if it will not help...?
2. What can I do with the bad garden windows since you cannot put the insulation kits over them?
Any and all thoughts are very, very much appreciated!!!
Thanks in advance!