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 might actually damage some aspects of your home’s interior. Check out these few things you may have in your home that insufficient humidity can damage over time.

Wooden Floors and Furniture

When humidity levels rise and fall it causes wood to bloat and shrink, which could cause cracks and instability in wood furniture. The swelling and shrinking also adds to warping or openings in wood flooring.

Books

That’s right – books require moisture to prevent the pages from turning dry and brittle. The lack 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 potentially mold.

Electronics

Too little humidity generates static electricity which can affect the internal components of electronic equipment, such as your LED television, laptop, or even your beloved PlayStation.

Collections

Whether you are a collector of paintings or stamps and photos, make sure your home’s humidity is well-balanced year-round. Increasing and decreasing of humidity may cause postage stamps to turn fragile and discolored and can even spiral 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 fracture.

Hobbies

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

Not sure if your home has the right balance of humidity? Call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning today for a no-charge in-home comfort analysis to be sure your air isn’t harming your valuable home.

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