Low Humidity Could be Ruining These Areas of Your Home

August 17, 2016

A lot of humidity can be a negative thing, especially for curly hair, make-up, and even trying to breathe. But a deficiency of humidity in your home might actually be harmful to some details of your home’s interior. Take a look at a few things you may have around 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 Xbox.

Collections

Whether you are a collector of paintings 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 coil the corners on your pictures. 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 is important to you, too. To little humidity can cause the cork in a good bottle of wine to split or shrink, potentially destroying your vino. Low humidity may also cause pianos, guitars, and other fine instruments to be out-of-tune or result in cracks in the wood.

Want to know if your home has the right amount of humidity? Call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning today for a no-charge in-home comfort analysis and be sure your air isn’t hurting your valuable home.

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