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 breathing. But not enough humidity in your home might actually harm some details of your home’s interior. Learn about these few things you may have in your home that a lack of humidity can wreck over time.

Wood Furniture and Wood Floors

When humidity levels rise and fall it causes wood to swell and shrink, which could cause cracks and instability in wood furniture. The expanding and shrinking also exacerbates warping or gaps in wood flooring.

Books

Yes – books necessitate moisture to keep the pages from becoming dry and fragile. The absence 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

The absence of humidity produces static electricity which can affect the internal components of electronic equipment, such as your LED television, PC, or even your beloved Xbox.

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 could cause postage stamps to end up brittle and discolored and can even coil the corners on your pictures. A lack of moisture in the air can also make the paint used to make wall art brittle or cause it to fracture.

Hobbies

Do you collect win? Or play the piano? Humidity matters to you, too. Insufficient humidity can cause the cork in a good bottle of wine to split or shrink, potentially damaging your vino. Insufficient humidity may also cause pianos, violins, 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 free in-home comfort analysis to be sure your air isn’t harming your valuable home.

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