It’s a rainy day here in Baltimore, and windows fogging up all along the packed west side of 695. So why do windows fog up, anyway?
When the temperature outside is cool, it cools down the temperature of your windows. But, when the temperature outside is cool, we like to turn on the heat in our cars. Every time we exhale in the car, we introduce more warm, moist air into the car. The moisture in the air condenses on the glass, because the glass is cooler than the air inside the car.
So how do you prevent this from happening? There are a couple ways to go about it. First of all, you should clean the interior of your car’s windows every week or two. The windows will collect dust and other debris normally, and this dust attracts moisture, making the windows more susceptible to fogging up. Clean off the dust, and it’s harder for the water vapor to stick.
Before you get into the car, try to get as much moisture off of yourself as you can. Kick the snow off your shoes and shake the rain off your umbrella or coat. This is easier said than done, but the less moisture you have in the car, the less likely it is that the windows will fog up.
Using a defroster or defogger also works well to get rid of fog that has accumulated. Rolling down the windows can also help get drier air into the car. When using the heat, don’t use the recirculate option, because it will keep the warm, moist air in the car. Let the heat draw in air from the outside. It will be warm and also dried out by the heat from the engine.
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