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 around your home that a lack of humidity can wreck over time.

Wood Floors and Wood Furniture

When humidity increases and decreases it causes wood to swell and shrink, which could cause cracks and fragility in wood furniture. The expanding and shrinking also exacerbates warping or gaps in wood flooring.

Books

Yes – books necessitate moisture to prevent 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 creates static electricity which can affect the internal components of electronic equipment, such as your LED television, PC, or even your beloved gaming console.

Collections

Whether you are collecting 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 end up fragile and discolored and can even curl the corners on your pictures. A lack of moisture in the air can also make the paint used to create wall art brittle or cause it to fracture.

Hobbies

Are you a wine collector? Or a piano player? Humidity is important to you, too. Insufficient humidity can cause the cork in a good 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 end up with cracks in the wood.

Not sure if your home has the correct balance of humidity? Call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning today for a complimentary in-home comfort analysis to make sure your air isn’t harming your valuable home.

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