Low Humidity Could be Ruining These Areas of Your Home

August 17, 2016

Extreme humidity can be a terrible thing, especially for hairstyles, make-up, and even breathing. But a lack 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 Floors and Wood Furniture

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


That’s right – books require moisture to keep the pages from becoming dry and brittle. The absence of moisture can also result in the ink flaking and the covers warping. On the other hand, extreme moisture could cause book pages to stick together permanently, discoloration, and potentially mold.


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.


Whether you are a collector of wall art or stamps and photographs, make sure your home’s humidity is well-balanced year-round. Rising and falling of humidity could cause postage stamps to turn fragile and discolored and can even curl the corners on your photos. Low humidity can also make the paint used to create portraits brittle or cause it to crack.


Are you a collector of wine? Or a player of the piano? Humidity matters to you, too. To little humidity can cause the cork in a nice bottle of wine to split or shrink, potentially ruining your vino. Too little humidity may also cause pianos, violins, 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 complimentary in-home comfort analysis to make sure your air isn’t damaging your valuable home.

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