Low Humidity Could be Ruining These Areas of Your Home

August 17, 2016

A lot of humidity can be a negative thing, especially for hairstyles, make-up, and even trying to breathe. But not enough humidity in your home might actually damage some details of your home’s interior. Take a look at a few items you may have within your home that insufficient humidity can ruin over time.

Wooden Floors and Furniture

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

Books

Absolutely – books necessitate moisture to avoid the pages from turning dry and brittle. The lack of moisture can also result in the ink flaking and the covers warping. Conversely, excessive moisture could result in the book pages sticking together permanently, discoloration, and even mold.

Electronics

Too little humidity generates static electricity which can disturb the internal components of electronic equipment, such as your LCD TV, desktop computer, or even your beloved gaming console.

Collections

Whether you are a collector of wall art or stamps and pictures, make sure your home has well-balanced humidity all year long. The up and down levels of humidity could cause postage stamps to turn fragile and discolored and can even curl 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 crack.

Hobbies

Are you a wine collector? Or a piano player? 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 complimentary in-home comfort analysis to make sure your air isn’t damaging your valuable home.

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