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 could 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 Floors and Wood Furniture

When humidity levels go up and down it causes wood to swell and shrink, which might cause cracks and weakness in wood furniture. The swelling and shrinking also adds to warping or crevices in wood flooring.

Books

That’s right – books necessitate moisture to prevent the pages from ending up dry and fragile. 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 potentially 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 PlayStation.

Collections

Whether you are a collector of wall art or stamps and photos, make sure your home has a good balance of humidity all year. The up and down levels of humidity could cause postage stamps to become fragile 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 fracture.

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. Insufficient humidity may also cause pianos, guitars, and other fine instruments to be out-of-tune or cause cracks in the wood.

Not sure if your home has the correct 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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