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 trying to breathe. But a deficiency of humidity in your home can actually harm some aspects of your home’s interior. Check out these few items you may have around your home that a lack of humidity can ruin over time.

Wood Furniture and Wood Floors

When humidity levels rise and fall it causes wood to swell and shrink, which could cause cracks and fragility in wood furniture. The swelling and shrinking also adds to warping or openings in wood flooring.

Books

That’s right – books require moisture to prevent the pages from becoming dry and delicate. The absence of moisture can also cause the ink to flake and the covers to warp. On the other hand, extreme moisture could cause book pages to stick together permanently, discoloration, and even mold.

Electronics

The absence of humidity produces static electricity which can wreak havoc on the internal components of electronic equipment, such as your plasma television, desktop computer, 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 may 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 artwork brittle or cause it to crack.

Hobbies

Do you collect win? Or play the piano? Humidity matters 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.

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

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