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 could actually harm some features of your home’s interior. Check out these few items you may have within your home that insufficient humidity can wreck over time.

Wooden Floors and Furniture

When humidity levels rise and fall it causes wood to expand and shrink, which might cause cracks and instability in wood furniture. The swelling and shrinking also adds to warping or splits in wood flooring.

Books

Yes – books need 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. Conversely, extreme moisture could end up with the book pages sticking together permanently, discoloration, and potentially mold.

Electronics

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

Collections

Whether you are collecting paintings 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 coil the corners on your photographs. Low humidity can also make the paint used to produce wall art brittle or cause it to crack.

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 split 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 complimentary in-home comfort analysis to make sure your air isn’t harming your valuable home.

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