Low Humidity Could be Ruining These Areas of Your Home

August 17, 2016

Excessive humidity can be a negative thing, especially for hairstyles, make-up, and even breathing. But a deficiency of humidity in your home could actually harm some details of your home’s interior. Check out these few products you may have in your home that insufficient humidity can ruin over time.

Wood Furniture and Wood Floors

When humidity increases and decreases it causes wood to swell and shrink, which could cause cracks and fragility in wood furniture. The swelling and shrinking also exacerbates warping or gaps in wood flooring.

Books

Absolutely – books necessitate moisture to keep the pages from becoming dry and brittle. The dryness can also cause the ink to flake and the covers to warp. Conversely, extreme moisture could cause book pages to stick together permanently, discoloration, and possibly mold.

Electronics

Too little humidity creates static electricity which can affect the internal components of electronic equipment, such as your plasma television, laptop, or even your beloved gaming console.

Collections

Whether you are collecting portraits or stamps and photos, make sure your home has a good balance of humidity all year. Rising and falling of humidity could cause postage stamps to turn delicate and discolored and can even spiral the corners on your photos. Dry air 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. A lack of humidity can cause the cork in a fine bottle of wine to split or shrink, potentially ruining your vino. Low humidity may also cause pianos, cellos, and other fine instruments to be out-of-tune or result in cracks in the wood.

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

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