Low Humidity Could be Ruining These Areas of Your Home

August 17, 2016

Extreme humidity can be a negative thing, especially for hairdos, make-up, and even inhaling. But a deficiency of humidity in your home could actually be harmful to some aspects of your home’s interior. Check out these few products you may have in your home that low humidity can ruin over time.

Wood Furniture and Wood Floors

When humidity levels rise and fall it causes wood to swell and shrink, which may cause cracks and weakness in wood furniture. The bloating and shrinking also exacerbates warping or splits in wood flooring.

Books

Yes – books necessitate moisture to avoid the pages from ending up dry and delicate. The dryness can also make the ink flake and the cover warp. On the contrary, excessive moisture could end up with the book pages sticking together permanently, discoloration, and potentially mold.

Electronics

Low humidity produces static electricity which can disturb the internal components of electronic equipment, such as your LCD TV, laptop, or even your beloved PlayStation.

Collections

Whether you are a collector of paintings or stamps and photos, make sure your home has well-balanced humidity all year long. Rising and falling of humidity may cause postage stamps to turn delicate and discolored and can even spiral the corners on your photographs. A lack of moisture in the air can also make the paint used to create portraits brittle or cause it to split.

Hobbies

Are you a wine collector? Or a piano player? Humidity a major concern for you, too. Insufficient humidity can cause the cork in a nice bottle of wine to crack or shrink, potentially ruining your vino. Insufficient humidity may also cause pianos, guitars, and other fine instruments to be out-of-tune or result in cracks in the wood.

Curious if your home has the right amount of humidity? Call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning today for a free in-home comfort analysis and make sure your air isn’t hurting your valuable home.

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