Condensation forms when warm air collides with cold surfaces, or when there’s too much humidity in your home and creates water which collects as droplets on a cold surface when humid air is in contact with it.
Why Does My House Sweat?
Sweating walls and ceilings or what is commonly referred to as “sweating house” is a rather common yet annoying phenomenon that is experienced by many homeowners. If you are wondering why your house is sweating and what you can do to stop it, keep reading!
The main cause of house sweating is due to condensation. This happens when warm air inside the house rises and makes contact with a colder surface such as a wall or ceiling. When the warm air has cools it causes the moisture present in the air to condense and makes the walls and ceiling feel cold and damp. This is what is known as a “sweating house”.
There are several reasons why your home may be sweating. The first is due to a lack of ventilation. Without proper ventilation, warm air is unable to move freely through the house and the warm air will make contact with cool walls and ceilings, leading to condensation and sweating walls.
Another cause of house sweating is due to the outdoor temperature. During the summer months, the outdoor air temperature can be high, causing the warm air inside the house to rise quickly and come into contact with colder surfaces leading to condensation. Similarly, during the winter, the outdoor air temperature drops and when this colder air