Temperature difference indoor-outdoor is causing condensation

I’m no stranger to the heat of summer, but living in the southern half of the country is really mindblowing this season. The heat never lets up around here, and either does the oppressive relative humidity. The continual barrage of discomfort caused by the pounding sun, the stagnant air, and the suffocating moisture gets old pretty quickly, and there’s only one method of real relief as far as I’m concerned. I love air conditioning. I’m a huge fan of central air, as well as AC window units; I don’t care how I get my high quality air, so long as it’s being pumped continuously into my house. I like to keep the air temperature down around 70 degrees during the day, and drop the temp even lower at night for the ideal sleeping conditions. This is a huge temperature disparity between the indoor and outdoor air, and the difference can be quite shocking when you walk inside or out. Further, I’ve noticed that there is such a great gap in the air temperatures on each side of my home’s windows that there is a massive amount of condensation being built up. The hot air outdoors hits the cold pane of glass and the water condenses straight out of the air, sticking onto the glass. This water is not only fogging up all of my windows, but it’s actually pooling around the window sills and walls surrounding the glass. If I ever need a visual reminder of how important my AC is, I don’t have to look far!

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