Low Humidity Could be Ruining These Areas of Your Home

August 17, 2016

Too much humidity can be a terrible thing, especially for hairdos, make-up, and even trying to breathe. But a deficiency of humidity in your home might actually be harmful to some features of your home’s interior. Take a look at a few products you may have around your home that low humidity can damage over time.

Wooden Floors and Furniture

When humidity levels rise and fall it causes wood to expand and shrink, which might cause cracks and instability in wood furniture. The bloating and shrinking also adds to warping or crevices in wood flooring.

Books

That’s right – books necessitate moisture to avoid 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, excessive moisture could end up with the book pages sticking together permanently, discoloration, and possibly mold.

Electronics

The absence of humidity generates static electricity which can cause problems with the internal components of electronic equipment, such as your plasma television, desktop computer, or even your beloved gaming console.

Collections

Whether you are keeping a collection of portraits or stamps and photos, make sure your home has a good balance of humidity all year. Rising and falling of humidity could cause postage stamps to turn fragile and discolored and can even coil the corners on your photographs. Dry 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 a major concern for you, too. A lack of humidity can cause the cork in a fine bottle of wine to split or shrink, potentially destroying your vino. Too little 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 make sure your air isn’t damaging your valuable home.

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