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 inhaling. But not enough humidity in your home may actually damage some details of your home’s interior. Learn about these few things you may have around your home that insufficient 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 contributes to warping or crevices in wood flooring.

Books

Yes – books necessitate moisture to keep the pages from becoming dry and delicate. The dryness can also result in the ink flaking and the covers warping. Conversely, extreme moisture could cause book pages to stick together permanently, discoloration, and potentially 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 gaming console.

Collections

Whether you are keeping a collection of paintings or stamps and pictures, make sure your home’s humidity is well-balanced year-round. Increasing and decreasing of humidity could cause postage stamps to turn 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 artwork brittle or cause it to split.

Hobbies

Are you a collector of wine? Or a player of the piano? Humidity is important to you, too. To little humidity can cause the cork in a good bottle of wine to split or shrink, potentially ruining your vino. Too little humidity may also cause pianos, guitars, and other fine instruments to be out-of-tune or cause cracks in the wood.

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

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