View through window heating

View through window heating

Wet towels on the windowsill are a thing of the past. With inconspicuous disc heaters windows remain dry. And mold does not stand a chance.

Everyone knows the phenomenon: As soon as the mercury column in the thermometer approaches zero, the windows are misted in the morning. Fine mist forms first, then ice crystals at lower temperatures. What begins as a visual impairment, grows in the long run to the real annoyance. Mold is produced directly on the window frame and sometimes even on adjoining walls.

Condensation caused by temperature differences

Whether condensation forms on panes depends first and foremost on the temperatures inside and outside the windows. The greater the difference, the sooner the humidity inside the window settles. Even with new windows. In kitchens and bathrooms, the water, also known as condensation, is produced by steam from cooking or showering. In small bedrooms but also enough to breath. There is also a greater risk of condensate in skylights, as they offer more surface to the weather. To avoid condensate and mildew, keep the room temperature as constant as possible at 21 degrees Celsius.

Swap humidity for oxygen

It often helps to ventilate regularly when condensation forms over night. But beware: too little fresh air favors mold, too much drives the heating costs in the air. Or the electricity bill, if a dehumidifier is running permanently. Several times a day, instead of letting them be constantly tilted, specialists recommend it. For those who are stuck with draft, for the near future rescue in the form of a window heater. It increases the surface temperature of the cold areas on the panes. There is the electric heat source in different versions: Thus the cable sticks either directly (disk heating) or in a ledge (heating strip) at the edge of the disk.

Washer or strip, main thing dry

Where in the car fine heating grids the whole disk pull through, it needs in the house per window only a single fine, discreet cable. At just 3.8 millimeters in diameter, it is hardly noticeable. If you want to install the small heat source yourself, measure the size of the windows, ie twice the height, twice the width and add ten centimeters for the connection. Then the model is selected in whose length category the window falls. The set contains all the necessary cables and connections. In order to prepare the heater for assembly, however, additional tools such as insulators, side cutters, Phillips screwdrivers and flat screwdrivers are also to be provided. The glass must be cleaned and completely dried before installation, otherwise the adhesive will be poor.

Nothing to see

Anyone who finds the 3.8 mm cable too conspicuous will have it disappear in an aluminum strip on the edge of the window. Or opens a pane with multiple glazing and hides the smart heating between the glasses. However, the job should be done by a specialist.

The simpler method of glueing a heater bar to the frame is to choose. The strip, which is visibly attached during use, can then be removed and stowed until the next fall. Only the remaining clip holders can then be guessed that the indoor climate gets help here otherwise. To clean the window frames by simply removing the heater. The easy disassembly also appreciate tenants who have to move the apartment back to its old state when moving out.

Once the heater has been installed, it will run as long as it gets power. If you want to save energy, use a timer or buy an additional climate-active control, which switches off automatically when not in use.

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