How to get rid of moisture on windows: a method revealed that will cost less than 200 UAH
Condensation on windows is a significant issue during the cold season, as excessive moisture can harm frames, and nearby walls, and foster mold growth. Therefore, understanding how to address window moisture in winter is crucial.
According to the Daily Record, the seemingly straightforward solution of purchasing a dehumidifier can be expensive. However, an equally effective device can be crafted at home using a substance that costs less than 200 hryvnias.
Silica gel, commonly found in packages with equipment, clothes, and shoes to prevent water damage during transportation, serves this purpose. These small bags of silica gel are recognizable to many. Silica gel is also used in making cat litter due to its high absorption capacity.
To create an efficient dehumidifier, pour the silica gel granules into a jar (without filling it to the top) and cover it with a perforated lid, which can be crafted using an awl. This allows you to customize the size of the desiccant to your preference.
Place the silica gel jar where moisture accumulates the most, such as near windows with condensation. Replace the filler every two weeks or as needed.
Currently, a 5-gram sachet of silica gel can be bought on Ukrainian marketplaces for 4-5 UAH, while a one-kilogram package costs approximately 150-200 UAH. Alternatively, cat silica gel filler can be used as a dehumidifier, but it tends to be more expensive.
Experts also suggest several alternatives to silica gel. Charcoal has good absorption properties, and rock salt and soda are also effective against humidity. Pour them into a bowl and monitor the substance's condition; when it becomes harder, it's time to replace the dehumidifier.
Earlier, OBOZREVATEL told you what changes in the house can reduce the accumulation of condensation on the windows.