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 deficiency of humidity in your home may actually damage some aspects of your home’s interior. Take a look at a 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 might cause cracks and instability in wood furniture. The expanding and shrinking also exacerbates warping or openings in wood flooring.

Books

That’s right – books need moisture to keep the pages from becoming dry and fragile. The absence of moisture can also cause the ink to flake and the covers to warp. On the other hand, too much moisture could result in the book pages sticking together permanently, discoloration, and potentially 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 Nintendo.

Collections

Whether you are keeping a collection of paintings or stamps and photos, make sure your home has a good balance of humidity all year. Increasing and decreasing of humidity may cause postage stamps to turn fragile and discolored and can even spiral the corners on your pictures. Low humidity can also make the paint used to make artwork brittle or cause it to fracture.

Hobbies

Do you collect win? Or play the piano? Humidity is important to you, too. To little humidity can cause the cork in a good bottle of wine to split or shrink, potentially damaging your vino. Low humidity may also cause pianos, cellos, 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 today for a no-charge in-home comfort analysis and be sure your air isn’t hurting your valuable home.

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