Tip of the Day: How to Defrost Car Windows at Lightning Speed

We all know that car windows have a maddening tendency to develop layers of frost and ice during the winter months. What many people may not know is you can defrost car windows at lightning speed. The first step in knowing how to defrost windows quickly is to understand that there is more than one type of frost in the world. The one that causes you to utter unpleasant words at your vehicle on a winter morning is aptly called window frost.

Window frost and ice form when a vehicle’s interior humidity and exterior temperatures clash. The exterior temperatures have to fall below the dew point in order for either one to form. The dew point varies by region and signifies the exact temperature when water forms on an object. In this case, the object is your car’s windows. The other forms of frost are known as advection, radiation and rime. They tend to impact such things as freezer interiors, glacial waters and tree branches. So we won’t be focusing on them in this blog post.

In order to get rid of window frost at lightning speed, you need to lower the humidity inside of the car and heat the glass windows at the same time. To do that, turn your car’s A/C on low to remove any humidity that may be present. Then grab a Master Appliance Deluxe Varitemp® Heat Gun.

The Deluxe Varitemp® Heat Gun has a 23 CFM high air flow rating and can quickly reach temperatures up to 1,000 degrees Fahrenheit. Thus, many people also use it to defrost coils frozen coils and complete other tasks. Once you have the Master Appliance Deluxe Varitemp® Heat Gun in your hands, turn it on and aim it at the car’s windows. Next, move the heat gun back and forth until all of the frost is gone. Because it heats objects so rapidly, you’ll cut the average car window defrost time of 10 minutes down to 3 minutes or less. How’s that for lightning fast?

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