Low Humidity Could be Ruining These Areas of Your Home

August 17, 2016

Too much humidity can be a terrible thing, especially for curly hair, make-up, and even inhaling. But not enough humidity in your home can actually harm some details of your home’s interior. Learn about these few products you may have around your home that insufficient humidity can damage over time.

Wood Furniture and Wood Floors

When humidity levels go up and down it causes wood to expand and shrink, which might 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 prevent the pages from ending up dry and brittle. The absence of moisture can also make the ink flake and the cover warp. On the contrary, extreme moisture could cause book pages to stick 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, PC, or even your beloved PlayStation.

Collections

Whether you are collecting paintings or stamps and photos, make sure your home’s humidity is well-balanced year-round. The up and down levels of humidity could cause postage stamps to become brittle and discolored and can even coil the corners on your photos. Low humidity can also make the paint used to produce artwork brittle or cause it to crack.

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. Insufficient humidity may also cause pianos, guitars, and other fine instruments to be out-of-tune or cause 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 and make sure your air isn’t hurting your valuable home.

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