Low Humidity Could be Ruining These Areas of Your Home

August 17, 2016

A lot of humidity can be a terrible thing, especially for hairstyles, make-up, and even inhaling. But not enough humidity in your home may actually harm some details of your home’s interior. Learn about these few items you may have in your home that low humidity can damage over time.

Wooden Floors and Furniture

When humidity levels go up and down it causes wood to swell and shrink, which could cause cracks and weakness in wood furniture. The expanding and shrinking also adds to warping or crevices in wood flooring.

Books

Yes – books necessitate moisture to keep the pages from turning dry and delicate. The lack of moisture can also cause the ink to flake and the covers to warp. On the other hand, extreme moisture could result in the book pages sticking together permanently, discoloration, and possibly mold.

Electronics

Too little humidity creates static electricity which can disturb the internal components of electronic equipment, such as your LCD TV, PC, or even your beloved Xbox.

Collections

Whether you are keeping a collection of paintings or stamps and pictures, make sure your home has a good balance of humidity all year. Rising and falling of humidity may cause postage stamps to become brittle and discolored and can even curl the corners on your photos. A lack of moisture in the air can also make the paint used to create wall art brittle or cause it to split.

Hobbies

Are you a collector of wine? Or a player of the piano? Humidity matters to you, too. A lack of humidity can cause the cork in a good bottle of wine to crack or shrink, potentially ruining your vino. Low humidity may also cause pianos, guitars, and other fine instruments to be out-of-tune or result in cracks in the wood.

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

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