Low Humidity Could be Ruining These Areas of Your Home

Excessive humidity can be a negative thing, especially for hairstyles, make-up, and even inhaling. But too little humidity in your home may actually damage some aspects of your home’s interior. Learn about these few things you may have around your home that insufficient humidity can damage over time.  

Wooden Floors and Furniture

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

Books

Absolutely – books necessitate moisture to prevent the pages from turning dry and fragile. The dryness can also result in the ink flaking and the covers warping. Conversely, 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 plasma television, PC, or even your beloved Nintendo. 

Collections

Whether you are a collector of paintings or stamps and pictures, make sure your home’s humidity is well-balanced year-round. Increasing and decreasing of humidity could cause postage stamps to turn fragile and discolored and can even curl the corners on your photographs. Dry air can also make the paint used to make wall art brittle or cause it to crack. 

Hobbies

Are you a wine collector? Or a piano player? Humidity matters to you, too. Insufficient humidity can cause the cork in a nice bottle of wine to split or shrink, potentially damaging your vino. Insufficient humidity may also cause pianos, cellos, and other fine instruments to be out-of-tune or result in cracks in the wood. 

Not sure if your home has the right balance of humidity? Call Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing today or schedule online for a complimentary in-home comfort analysis to make sure your air isn’t harming your valuable home. 

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