Low Humidity Could be Ruining These Areas of Your Home

August 17, 2016

A lot of humidity can be a terrible thing, especially for hairdos, make-up, and even breathing. But a lack of humidity in your home might actually be harmful to some aspects of your home’s interior. Check out these few things you may have in your home that low humidity can damage over time.

Wood Floors and Wood Furniture

When humidity levels rise and fall it causes wood to bloat and shrink, which may cause cracks and fragility in wood furniture. The expanding and shrinking also contributes to warping or gaps in wood flooring.

Books

Yes – books need moisture to prevent the pages from turning dry and brittle. The absence of moisture can also make the ink flake and the cover warp. On the contrary, too much moisture could end up with the book pages sticking together permanently, discoloration, and possibly mold.

Electronics

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

Collections

Whether you are collecting paintings or stamps and pictures, make sure your home has well-balanced humidity all year long. Rising and falling of humidity can cause postage stamps to end up delicate and discolored and can even curl the corners on your photos. Dry air can also make the paint used to create wall art brittle or cause it to crack.

Hobbies

Are you a wine collector? Or a piano player? Humidity a major concern for you, too. A lack of humidity can cause the cork in a nice bottle of wine to crack or shrink, potentially damaging your vino. Insufficient humidity may also cause pianos, violins, and other fine instruments to be out-of-tune or cause cracks in the wood.

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

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