Every spring, do a visual inspection of your windows. Clean PVC profiles with a mild soap (without abrasives) to prevent discoloration or tarnishing. Check the gaskets on the windows as well as the joints between the frame and the siding of your home.

To enjoy your Econowindows products for as long as possible, it is crucial to perform regular maintenance as specified. It is also recommended that you be alert for any signs of wear and tear or damage that could affect the efficiency and safety of your windows. Preventative maintenance can not only extend the life of your windows but also optimize their energy performance, ensuring comfort and savings on your energy bills. Remember, regular maintenance is the key to maintaining the quality and functionality of your facilities.

Outside Temperature | Suggested Indoor Humidity Level
-30°C | 15%
-30°C to -25°C | 20%
-25°C to -18°C | 25%
-18 to -12 °C | 30%
-12°C to -5°C | 35%
-5 to +5 °C | 40%


Helpful Tips

There are several ways to control ventilation and humidity in a home. Here are some examples:

  • In winter, remove the inside screen from your window. The air will circulate more freely around the glass and prevent condensation, especially in the lower corners. If you have curtains or draperies on your windows, open them regularly.
  • The hot air from the dryer should be exhausted to the outside.
  • When preparing meals, turn on the range hood to help control humidity. The resulting heat loss is marginal.
  • When you take a shower or bath, turn on the bathroom fan. If you don’t have a fan in the bathroom, open the door to improve air circulation.

(Source: CMHC: Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation)

To enrich these tips, also consider regularly checking the condition of your fans and exhaust systems to make sure they are working properly and are not clogged. Properly insulating your home can also contribute to better humidity regulation and energy efficiency, which reduces heating costs in the winter. By following these recommendations, you can significantly improve the air quality in your home and avoid problems related to excess moisture, such as mold and damage to your home’s structures.