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 breathing. But not enough humidity in your home might actually harm some details of your home’s interior. Check out these few things you may have within your home that low humidity can ruin over time.

Wooden Floors and Furniture

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

Books

Absolutely – books necessitate moisture to avoid the pages from turning dry and fragile. The lack of moisture can also cause the ink to flake and the covers to warp. Conversely, too much moisture could result in the book pages sticking together permanently, discoloration, and even mold.

Electronics

Too little humidity generates 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 photographs, make sure your home has well-balanced humidity all year long. The up and down levels of humidity could cause postage stamps to become brittle 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 create portraits brittle or cause it to crack.

Hobbies

Do you collect win? Or play the piano? Humidity is important to you, too. Insufficient humidity can cause the cork in a good bottle of wine to fracture or shrink, potentially destroying 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.

Want to know if your home has the right balance of humidity? Call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning today for a free in-home comfort analysis to be sure your air isn’t damaging your valuable home.

Contact Us