Morning dew on your windshield is not uncommon. This phenomenon occurs when the temperature inside and outside the vehicle is different. Condensation outside the vehicle is specifically caused when warm, moist air (usually in the early morning hours before your trip) condenses as it hits the cooler glass of the car. However, during the winter months condensation can occur when the heater is on inside the car. As the interior of the car heats up, moisture accumulates on the windshield and windows.
How do I demist the windshield?
Colder months - If you need to clean your windshield quickly, the first step is to lower the inside temperature and humidity to match the outside. You will need to turn on the air conditioner and defrost without heating.
Another option is to lower the windows to disperse the moisture. However, if you need a better solution, it takes a little more time. You will need to turn off all defrosters and turn up the heat. Consider starting your vehicle and turning on the heat for about fifteen minutes before it's time to leave in the morning. This will not only heat your glass, but also adjust the relative humidity, which is most important. If you park in a garage, make sure your garage door is open before starting your vehicle.
Warmer months - When it's warm, you'll have to do the opposite. You want to avoid ruining the air conditioner. The key is to always try to match the outside temperature. Therefore, roll down the windows, turn down the heat and use wipers to remove condensation.
When should I replace my windshield?
Although condensation is a natural, scientific phenomenon, there are certain signs to be aware of that will indicate when your windshield needs to be replaced. Being able to tell the difference can protect your family. If condensation occurs on the outside, this is completely normal. In fact, it is an indication that your windshield is providing adequate insulation. However, if condensation occurs inside the vehicle, something is wrong. It's time to hire a professional and have your windshield replaced and properly installed. At times when you may find yourself too busy, but condensation becomes a safety concern, Glass service mobile service means quick and easy repairs delivered directly to your home or office. Don't delay any longer - contact your local Glass Service today!