Low Humidity Could be Ruining These Areas of Your Home

August 17, 2016

Extreme humidity can be a bad thing, especially for hairstyles, make-up, and even inhaling. But not enough humidity in your home might actually harm some features of your home’s interior. Learn about these few things you may have within your home that insufficient humidity can wreck over time.

Wooden Floors and Furniture

When humidity levels go up and down it causes wood to expand and shrink, which might cause cracks and instability in wood furniture. The bloating and shrinking also contributes to warping or crevices in wood flooring.

Books

That’s right – books necessitate moisture to keep the pages from ending up dry and fragile. The absence of moisture can also cause the ink to flake and the covers to warp. On the contrary, too much moisture could end up with the book pages sticking together permanently, discoloration, and even mold.

Electronics

Too little humidity produces static electricity which can wreak havoc on the internal components of electronic equipment, such as your LED television, desktop computer, or even your beloved PlayStation.

Collections

Whether you are keeping a collection of paintings or stamps and photos, make sure your home has well-balanced humidity all year long. Rising and falling of humidity can cause postage stamps to end up 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 create wall art brittle or cause it to crack.

Hobbies

Do you collect win? Or play the piano? Humidity a major concern for you, too. A lack of humidity can cause the cork in a fine bottle of wine to crack or shrink, potentially destroying your vino. Low humidity may also cause pianos, guitars, and other fine instruments to be out-of-tune or cause 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 free in-home comfort analysis to be sure your air isn’t hurting your valuable home.

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