Low Humidity Could be Ruining These Areas of Your Home

August 17, 2016

Too much humidity can be a terrible thing, especially for hairstyles, 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. Check out these few products you may have in your home that low humidity can damage over time.

Wooden Floors and Furniture

When humidity increases and decreases 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 crevices in wood flooring.

Books

Yes – books necessitate moisture to avoid the pages from becoming dry and delicate. The lack of moisture can also cause the ink to flake and the covers to warp. Conversely, too much moisture could end up with the book pages sticking together permanently, discoloration, and possibly mold.

Electronics

Low humidity generates static electricity which can wreak havoc on the internal components of electronic equipment, such as your LCD TV, desktop computer, or even your beloved Xbox.

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. Increasing and decreasing of humidity may cause postage stamps to become brittle and discolored and can even curl the corners on your pictures. Low humidity can also make the paint used to make artwork 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 crack or shrink, potentially destroying 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.

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

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