Low Humidity Could be Ruining These Areas of Your Home

August 17, 2016

A lot of humidity can be a negative thing, especially for curly hair, make-up, and even trying to breathe. But not enough humidity in your home could actually damage some aspects of your home’s interior. Learn about these few products you may have around your home that low humidity can wreck over time.

Wooden Floors and Furniture

When humidity levels rise and fall it causes wood to expand and shrink, which might cause cracks and instability in wood furniture. The expanding and shrinking also adds to warping or openings in wood flooring.

Books

Absolutely – books necessitate moisture to prevent the pages from turning dry and delicate. The absence of moisture can also result in the ink flaking and the covers warping. Conversely, extreme moisture could end up with the book pages sticking together permanently, discoloration, and even mold.

Electronics

Too little humidity creates static electricity which can affect the internal components of electronic equipment, such as your LCD TV, PC, or even your beloved Xbox.

Collections

Whether you are collecting wall art or stamps and pictures, make sure your home’s humidity is well-balanced year-round. Increasing and decreasing of humidity can cause postage stamps to become brittle and discolored and can even curl the corners on your photographs. Dry air can also make the paint used to produce wall art brittle or cause it to split.

Hobbies

Are you a collector of wine? Or a player of the piano? Humidity matters to you, too. To little humidity can cause the cork in a good bottle of wine to fracture or shrink, potentially destroying your vino. Insufficient humidity may also cause pianos, guitars, and other fine instruments to be out-of-tune or cause cracks in the wood.

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

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