By: Nicholas King.
Last Updated: December 5th, 2018.
Vaping does have its drawbacks and one we encounter and hear about from our readers is the problem of windows misting up, due to vaping. Whether it’s your car windows whilst driving, your office windows whilst having that cheeky vape, or simply, your windows at home fogging up after a long day at work. Most vapers experience this very problem.
So how can you prevent your windows from fog when vaping? Well in this article we’ll take a look at the root cause and see the different methods that people use to help with this problem.
We all know that vaping isn’t smoking, and the majority of us actually started vaping to quit smoking and prevent the horrible smell lurking around. Whilst vaping solves the majority of problems, the creation of misty windows is one we now need to tackle!
It’s actually caused by a sticky solution within the e-liquid known as Vegetable Glycerin (VG), the higher the VG content in the liquid the more problems you’re going to have, well at least with foggy windows anyway! PG does create a film too, but not nearly as much as VG.
VG is a sticky oily substance that is more prone to stick to shiny flat surfaces such as windows, and tiles. You can compare it with steam coming from your shower, but this water steam soon evaporates and disappears. VG however sticks and remains on the windows due to the oils within.
There are many solutions you can try to help reduce the fog, but in all honesty none of them are going to completely eliminate the problem, so it’s just going to have to be one that you live with.
You may also want to try washing your windows with your normal window cleaner but adding vinegar to the mix. Make sure you rub it in really good, as the vinegar makes the vapor harder to stick to. In time though it will get past and start misting up again, it does make the windows clearer for longer.
Use higher resistance coils help reduce the vapor content, granted you’re not going to get the same hit as you get from the best e cigs with lower coil resistance, but if you want to use the same mod and tank but reduce the vapor this is a great way. If you go over 1-ohm, even better, and try doing mouth to lung inhales instead.
Open a window in your home and try to move the air with a fan. Essentially we trying to resemble the solution we had whilst driving by circulating the air until it escapes through the open window.
If you’re still having problems, then don’t just stick with one of the methods we have suggested, try implementing them all, this is for sure going to have a huge effect on the misting problem.
If you have found another way to prevent the misting of your windows, please feel free to share with us and we’ll add it to this article to help others!