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 trying to breathe. But a lack of humidity in your home may actually damage some features of your home’s interior. Check out these few products you may have within your home that a lack of humidity can damage over time.

Wooden Floors and Furniture

When humidity levels go up and down it causes wood to swell and shrink, which may cause cracks and fragility in wood furniture. The swelling and shrinking also exacerbates warping or openings in wood flooring.

Books

Yes – books require moisture to keep the pages from turning dry and brittle. The absence of moisture can also result in the ink flaking and the covers warping. On the other hand, too much moisture could result in the book pages sticking together permanently, discoloration, and possibly mold.

Electronics

Too little humidity produces static electricity which can disturb the internal components of electronic equipment, such as your LCD TV, laptop, or even your beloved Nintendo.

Collections

Whether you are keeping a collection of wall art or stamps and photos, 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 spiral the corners on your photographs. Low humidity can also make the paint used to create artwork brittle or cause it to crack.

Hobbies

Are you a wine collector? Or a piano player? Humidity matters to you, too. To little humidity can cause the cork in a good bottle of wine to crack or shrink, potentially ruining your vino. Low humidity may also cause pianos, violins, and other fine instruments to be out-of-tune or end up with cracks in the wood.

Want to know if your home has the correct amount of humidity? Call Climate Control Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning today for a no-charge in-home comfort analysis and be sure your air isn’t hurting your valuable home.

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