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 damage some features of your home’s interior. Learn about these few items 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 swell and shrink, which may cause cracks and fragility in wood furniture. The bloating and shrinking also adds 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 result in the ink flaking and the covers warping. On the contrary, excessive moisture could end up with the book pages sticking together permanently, discoloration, and even mold.

Electronics

Too little humidity creates 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 photographs. A lack of moisture in the air can also make the paint used to create artwork brittle or cause it to fracture.

Hobbies

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

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