Low Humidity Could be Ruining These Areas of Your Home

August 17, 2016

Extreme humidity can be a terrible thing, especially for hairdos, make-up, and even breathing. But a deficiency of humidity in your home may actually be harmful to some features of your home’s interior. Learn about these few products you may have within your home that a lack of humidity can ruin over time.

Wood Furniture and Wood Floors

When humidity levels go up and down it causes wood to expand and shrink, which might cause cracks and weakness in wood furniture. The bloating and shrinking also adds to warping or openings in wood flooring.

Books

That’s right – books need moisture to keep the pages from turning dry and fragile. The absence of moisture can also result in the ink flaking and the covers warping. Conversely, extreme moisture could result in the book pages sticking together permanently, discoloration, and possibly mold.

Electronics

The absence of humidity generates static electricity which can affect the internal components of electronic equipment, such as your LED television, PC, or even your beloved PlayStation.

Collections

Whether you are collecting paintings or stamps and pictures, make sure your home’s humidity is well-balanced year-round. Rising and falling of humidity could cause postage stamps to turn brittle and discolored and can even curl the corners on your photos. Dry air can also make the paint used to make 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 crack or shrink, potentially ruining 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.

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 to be sure your air isn’t hurting your valuable home.

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