Low Humidity Could be Ruining These Areas of Your Home

August 17, 2016

A lot of humidity can be a bad thing, especially for curly hair, make-up, and even breathing. But too little 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 wreck over time.

Wood Furniture and Wood Floors

When humidity levels go up and down it causes wood to swell and shrink, which could cause cracks and fragility in wood furniture. The bloating and shrinking also exacerbates warping or gaps in wood flooring.

Books

Absolutely – books need moisture to keep the pages from turning dry and brittle. The lack of moisture can also make the ink flake and the cover warp. On the contrary, excessive moisture could result in the book pages sticking together permanently, discoloration, and even mold.

Electronics

The absence of humidity produces static electricity which can cause problems with the internal components of electronic equipment, such as your LED television, laptop, or even your beloved gaming console.

Collections

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

Hobbies

Do you collect win? Or play the piano? Humidity a major concern for you, too. To little humidity can cause the cork in a fine bottle of wine to crack or shrink, potentially damaging your vino. Insufficient humidity may also cause pianos, cellos, and other fine instruments to be out-of-tune or cause cracks in the wood.

Curious if your home has the right amount of humidity? Call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning today for a free in-home comfort analysis to be sure your air isn’t damaging your valuable home.

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