Low Humidity Could be Ruining These Areas of Your Home

August 17, 2016

A lot of humidity can be a negative thing, especially for hairdos, make-up, and even trying to breathe. But a lack of humidity in your home may actually harm some features of your home’s interior. Take a look at a few items you may have around your home that insufficient humidity can wreck over time.

Wooden Floors and Furniture

When humidity increases and decreases it causes wood to bloat and shrink, which may cause cracks and fragility in wood furniture. The expanding and shrinking also adds to warping or splits in wood flooring.

Books

Absolutely – books need moisture to prevent the pages from turning dry and brittle. The dryness can also result in the ink flaking and the covers warping. On the other hand, too much moisture could cause book pages to stick together permanently, discoloration, and even mold.

Electronics

Low humidity creates static electricity which can cause problems with the internal components of electronic equipment, such as your LED television, PC, or even your beloved PlayStation.

Collections

Whether you are collecting wall art or stamps and photos, make sure your home has a good balance of humidity all year. Increasing and decreasing of humidity may cause postage stamps to become delicate and discolored and can even curl the corners on your photos. Dry air can also make the paint used to create artwork brittle or cause it to split.

Hobbies

Do you collect win? Or play the piano? Humidity matters to you, too. A lack of humidity can cause the cork in a nice bottle of wine to crack or shrink, potentially damaging your vino. Low humidity may also cause pianos, guitars, and other fine instruments to be out-of-tune or end up with cracks in the wood.

Curious if your home has the right amount of humidity? Call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning today for a complimentary in-home comfort analysis and be sure your air isn’t hurting your valuable home.

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