Low Humidity Could be Ruining These Areas of Your Home

August 17, 2016

Excessive humidity can be a terrible thing, especially for hairstyles, make-up, and even breathing. But too little humidity in your home can actually damage some details of your home’s interior. Take a look at a few products you may have in your home that a lack of humidity can damage over time.

Wood Floors and Wood Furniture

When humidity levels go up and down it causes wood to expand and shrink, which may cause cracks and fragility in wood furniture. The bloating and shrinking also contributes to warping or gaps in wood flooring.

Books

That’s right – books require moisture to prevent the pages from ending up dry and delicate. The lack of moisture can also result in the ink flaking and the covers warping. Conversely, excessive moisture could cause book pages to stick together permanently, discoloration, and even mold.

Electronics

Low humidity generates static electricity which can disrupt the internal components of electronic equipment, such as your plasma television, PC, or even your beloved gaming console.

Collections

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

Hobbies

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

Want to know if your home has the correct balance of humidity? Call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning today for a no-charge in-home comfort analysis to make sure your air isn’t harming your valuable home.

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