Low Humidity Could be Ruining These Areas of Your Home

August 17, 2016

Extreme humidity can be a bad thing, especially for hairdos, make-up, and even trying to breathe. But a deficiency of humidity in your home may actually harm some details of your home’s interior. Take a look at a few things you may have in your home that insufficient humidity can ruin over time.

Wood Floors and Wood Furniture

When humidity increases and decreases it causes wood to bloat and shrink, which may cause cracks and fragility in wood furniture. The expanding and shrinking also exacerbates warping or crevices in wood flooring.

Books

Absolutely – books need moisture to avoid the pages from becoming dry and brittle. The absence of moisture can also cause the ink to flake and the covers to warp. On the other hand, too much moisture could result in the book pages sticking together permanently, discoloration, and potentially mold.

Electronics

Low humidity generates static electricity which can disturb the internal components of electronic equipment, such as your plasma television, laptop, or even your beloved Xbox.

Collections

Whether you are collecting portraits or stamps and pictures, make sure your home’s humidity is well-balanced year-round. The up and down levels of humidity can cause postage stamps to become delicate and discolored and can even curl the corners on your photos. A lack of moisture in the air can also make the paint used to produce 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 nice bottle of wine to split or shrink, potentially destroying your vino. Low humidity may also cause pianos, guitars, and other fine instruments to be out-of-tune or end up with cracks in the wood.

Curious if your home has the right balance of humidity? Call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning today for a no-charge in-home comfort analysis and be sure your air isn’t hurting your valuable home.

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