Low Humidity Could be Ruining These Areas of Your Home

August 17, 2016

A lot of humidity can be a terrible thing, especially for curly hair, make-up, and even inhaling. But too little humidity in your home can actually harm some aspects of your home’s interior. Take a look at a few things you may have within your home that low humidity can wreck over time.

Wooden Floors and Furniture

When humidity levels rise and fall it causes wood to swell and shrink, which may cause cracks and fragility in wood furniture. The swelling and shrinking also contributes to warping or splits in wood flooring.

Books

That’s right – books require moisture to keep the pages from ending up dry and delicate. The lack of moisture can also result in the ink flaking and the covers warping. On the other hand, extreme moisture could end up with the book pages sticking together permanently, discoloration, and possibly mold.

Electronics

Too little humidity creates static electricity which can affect the internal components of electronic equipment, such as your plasma television, PC, or even your beloved gaming console.

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. Rising and falling of humidity can cause postage stamps to end up delicate and discolored and can even curl the corners on your photographs. 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. A lack of humidity can cause the cork in a nice bottle of wine to crack or shrink, potentially ruining your vino. Too little humidity may also cause pianos, violins, 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 amount of humidity? Call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning today for a free in-home comfort analysis to make sure your air isn’t harming your valuable home.

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