Monday, November 21, 2011

Foggy Morning Window Ideas


Is everybody ready for Thanksgiving, because it's creepin up real fast! All this change in weather has created some pretty foggy driving conditions, particularly on my windows.  It's the worst when you have to rush out to work and you can't see anything.  Not to mention dangerous.

The Basics
All air has moisture in it, "humidity."  The higher humidity, the more fog.  Fog happens on  your windshield when humid air comes into contact with a cold surface, the moisture condenses and comes out of the air onto your windshield.  This can happen on a rainy day, after a rainy day or when a warmer morning comes after a cool night.

Inside vs Outside
This is easy!  If your condensation occurs on the outside of your car you can use the windshield wipers, a rag or a squeegee to get the excess water off.  Slide your other windows up & down, this will help eliminate the condensation after a dewy morning.
The key to eliminating moisture on the inside is reducing moisture in the air.  Using the recirculation setting on the temperature control system for a long period of time will probably make the problem try to avoid its usage.  Make your car cabin a little bit cooler than you'd like and this will help you too!  If the air is drier inside your car - use recirculation, if drier outside, vent ( down).

Other than mentioned above, you can purchase chemical solutions that leave water repellent on glass surfaces, making accumulation on glass minimal.  What a way to start your morning!
The basic idea is getting warmer, drier air onto your windows to make the fog disappear.

1 comment:

  1. These are such great tips. I don't know how many times I have been driving trying not kill myself or others because I couldn't defog the windshield. Also lovely picture.


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