Low Humidity Could be Ruining These Areas of Your Home

August 17, 2016

Extreme humidity can be a bad thing, especially for hairstyles, make-up, and even trying to breathe. But not enough humidity in your home could actually damage some aspects of your home’s interior. Take a look at a few products you may have around your home that a lack of humidity can damage over time.

Wood Furniture and Wood Floors

When humidity levels rise and fall it causes wood to bloat and shrink, which might cause cracks and fragility in wood furniture. The bloating and shrinking also contributes to warping or openings in wood flooring.

Books

That’s right – books necessitate moisture to prevent the pages from turning dry and fragile. The lack of moisture can also cause the ink to flake and the covers to warp. On the contrary, excessive moisture could end up with the book pages sticking together permanently, discoloration, and potentially mold.

Electronics

Low humidity produces static electricity which can affect the internal components of electronic equipment, such as your LCD TV, laptop, or even your beloved gaming console.

Collections

Whether you are a collector of paintings 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 become fragile and discolored and can even curl the corners on your photos. A lack of moisture in the air can also make the paint used to create wall art brittle or cause it to crack.

Hobbies

Are you a wine collector? Or a piano player? Humidity a major concern for you, too. A lack of humidity can cause the cork in a fine bottle of wine to split or shrink, potentially destroying your vino. Insufficient humidity may also cause pianos, violins, and other fine instruments to be out-of-tune or cause cracks in the wood.

Want to know if your home has the right amount of humidity? Call Broad Ripple Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning today for a complimentary in-home comfort analysis to be sure your air isn’t hurting your valuable home.

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