Low Humidity Could be Ruining These Areas of Your Home

August 17, 2016

Excessive 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 details of your home’s interior. Learn about these few products you may have within your home that insufficient humidity can damage over time.

Wood Floors and Wood Furniture

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

Books

Yes – books need moisture to avoid the pages from turning dry and brittle. The absence of moisture can also result in the ink flaking and the covers warping. Conversely, too much moisture could result in the book pages sticking together permanently, discoloration, and potentially mold.

Electronics

Low humidity generates static electricity which can cause problems with the internal components of electronic equipment, such as your LCD TV, PC, or even your beloved gaming console.

Collections

Whether you are a collector of paintings or stamps and pictures, 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 spiral the corners on your pictures. Dry air can also make the paint used to create portraits brittle or cause it to fracture.

Hobbies

Are you a collector of wine? Or a player of the piano? Humidity is important to you, too. To little humidity can cause the cork in a nice bottle of wine to fracture or shrink, potentially destroying your vino. Too little humidity may also cause pianos, cellos, and other fine instruments to be out-of-tune or result in cracks in the wood.

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

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