Why Shouldn't You Open Your Basement Windows in the Summer?

Monday, June 23rd, 2014 by Dan McNally

MOLDMany of our customers frequently tell us that they attempt to air out their damp, humid, smelly, wet basements by opening the windows.  Although this might seem like it makes sense, opening the basement windows will only make the problems worse.  Instead of "airing out" the basement, opening the windows actually is "airing it in!"


When basement windows are open in the summer, more warm and humid air is able to penetrate the basement which will cause condensation and make the problems even worse.  Condensation is the change in the state of water vapor to liquid water when it comes into contact with any service.  Imagine taking a cold beverage outside on a hot summer day; the drink container will sweat, which is condensation.  The same thing is happening when basement windows are opened.  When the warm, humid outside air comes into the basement and comes into contact with the cool basement surfaces, it will form condensation.  Condensation is wet, which makes your basement wet, which is the perfect place for musty, smelly, mold.

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