Low Humidity Could be Ruining These Areas of Your Home

August 17, 2016

Too much humidity can be a bad thing, especially for curly hair, make-up, and even inhaling. But too little humidity in your home could actually harm some details of your home’s interior. Learn about these few things you may have within your home that low humidity can ruin over time.

Wood Floors and Wood Furniture

When humidity levels go up and down it causes wood to expand and shrink, which might cause cracks and fragility in wood furniture. The expanding and shrinking also exacerbates warping or crevices in wood flooring.

Books

Absolutely – books require moisture to keep the pages from turning dry and delicate. The dryness can also cause the ink to flake and the covers to warp. On the other hand, excessive moisture could end up with the book pages sticking together permanently, discoloration, and potentially mold.

Electronics

The absence of humidity produces static electricity which can disturb the internal components of electronic equipment, such as your LCD TV, laptop, or even your beloved Xbox.

Collections

Whether you are collecting paintings or stamps and photographs, make sure your home has a good balance of humidity all year. Increasing and decreasing of humidity could cause postage stamps to end up fragile and discolored and can even coil the corners on your photographs. A lack of moisture in the air can also make the paint used to make wall art brittle or cause it to fracture.

Hobbies

Are you a collector of wine? Or a player of the piano? Humidity matters to you, too. Insufficient humidity can cause the cork in a nice bottle of wine to split or shrink, potentially ruining your vino. Low humidity may also cause pianos, cellos, and other fine instruments to be out-of-tune or end up with cracks in the wood.

Not sure if your home has the correct balance of humidity? Call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning today for a free in-home comfort analysis and be sure your air isn’t damaging your valuable home.

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