Low Humidity Could be Ruining These Areas of Your Home

August 17, 2016

Too much humidity can be a negative thing, especially for curly hair, make-up, and even breathing. But a lack of humidity in your home could actually damage some features of your home’s interior. Check out these few things you may have around your home that a lack of humidity can damage over time.

Wood Floors and Wood Furniture

When humidity increases and decreases it causes wood to expand and shrink, which could cause cracks and fragility in wood furniture. The expanding and shrinking also adds to warping or splits in wood flooring.

Books

That’s right – books need moisture to prevent the pages from becoming dry and delicate. The absence of moisture can also result in the ink flaking and the covers warping. Conversely, extreme moisture could cause book pages to stick together permanently, discoloration, and even mold.

Electronics

The absence of humidity creates static electricity which can cause problems with the internal components of electronic equipment, such as your LCD TV, PC, or even your beloved Nintendo.

Collections

Whether you are collecting wall art or stamps and photos, make sure your home’s humidity is well-balanced year-round. Rising and falling of humidity could cause postage stamps to become delicate and discolored and can even curl the corners on your photos. Low humidity 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 is important to you, too. Insufficient humidity can cause the cork in a fine bottle of wine to crack or shrink, potentially ruining your vino. Too little humidity may also cause pianos, guitars, and other fine instruments to be out-of-tune or end up with cracks in the wood.

Want to know if your home has the correct 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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