Low Humidity Could be Ruining These Areas of Your Home

August 17, 2016

Excessive humidity can be a negative thing, especially for hairstyles, make-up, and even breathing. But a deficiency of humidity in your home can actually damage some aspects of your home’s interior. Take a look at a few things you may have within your home that insufficient humidity can damage over time.

Wood Furniture and Wood Floors

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

Books

Absolutely – books require moisture to avoid the pages from becoming dry and brittle. The dryness can also cause the ink to flake and the covers to warp. On the other hand, excessive moisture could cause book pages to stick together permanently, discoloration, and possibly mold.

Electronics

Too little humidity generates static electricity which can disrupt the internal components of electronic equipment, such as your LED television, laptop, or even your beloved Nintendo.

Collections

Whether you are a collector of paintings or stamps and pictures, make sure your home’s humidity is well-balanced year-round. The up and down levels of humidity could cause postage stamps to turn delicate and discolored and can even curl the corners on your photographs. Low humidity 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 a major concern for you, too. Insufficient humidity can cause the cork in a nice bottle of wine to fracture or shrink, potentially ruining your vino. Too little humidity may also cause pianos, cellos, 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 correct balance of humidity? Call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning today for a no-charge in-home comfort analysis to be sure your air isn’t harming your valuable home.

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