Low Humidity Could be Ruining These Areas of Your Home

August 17, 2016

Excessive humidity can be a negative thing, especially for curly hair, make-up, and even breathing. But a deficiency of humidity in your home might actually be harmful to some details of your home’s interior. Check out these few items you may have in your home that a lack of humidity can ruin over time.

Wood Floors and Wood Furniture

When humidity levels rise and fall it causes wood to expand and shrink, which might cause cracks and fragility in wood furniture. The bloating and shrinking also contributes to warping or gaps in wood flooring.

Books

Absolutely – books require moisture to avoid the pages from ending up dry and brittle. The absence of moisture can also cause the ink to flake and the covers to warp. On the contrary, extreme moisture could result in the book pages sticking together permanently, discoloration, and possibly mold.

Electronics

Too little humidity creates static electricity which can disturb 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 has a good balance of humidity all year. The up and down levels of humidity can cause postage stamps to become delicate and discolored and can even curl the corners on your photographs. A lack of moisture in the air can also make the paint used to make portraits brittle or cause it to fracture.

Hobbies

Are you a collector of wine? Or a player of the piano? Humidity matters to you, too. A lack of humidity can cause the cork in a good bottle of wine to crack or shrink, potentially destroying your vino. Low humidity may also cause pianos, guitars, and other fine instruments to be out-of-tune or cause cracks in the wood.

Not sure if your home has the right amount of humidity? Call Service Experts Home Services by Enercare today for a no-charge in-home comfort analysis and be sure your air isn’t damaging your valuable home.

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