Low Humidity Could be Ruining These Areas of Your Home

August 17, 2016

A lot of humidity can be a terrible thing, especially for hairdos, 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 low humidity can ruin over time.

Wooden Floors and Furniture

When humidity increases and decreases it causes wood to bloat and shrink, which could cause cracks and instability in wood furniture. The swelling and shrinking also contributes to warping or openings in wood flooring.

Books

That’s right – books require moisture to prevent the pages from becoming dry and fragile. The dryness can also make the ink flake and the cover warp. On the contrary, excessive moisture could end up with the book pages sticking together permanently, discoloration, and possibly mold.

Electronics

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

Collections

Whether you are a collector of wall art or stamps and photos, make sure your home’s humidity is well-balanced year-round. Increasing and decreasing of humidity could cause postage stamps to become 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 crack.

Hobbies

Do you collect win? Or play the piano? Humidity a major concern for you, too. A lack of humidity can cause the cork in a fine bottle of wine to fracture or shrink, potentially damaging 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.

Want to know 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 make sure your air isn’t harming your valuable home.

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