Low Humidity Could be Ruining These Areas of Your Home

August 17, 2016

A lot of humidity can be a negative thing, especially for curly hair, make-up, and even inhaling. But too little humidity in your home could actually damage some details of your home’s interior. Learn about these few products you may have within your home that insufficient humidity can ruin over time.

Wood Furniture and Wood Floors

When humidity increases and decreases it causes wood to bloat and shrink, which could cause cracks and weakness in wood furniture. The expanding and shrinking also contributes to warping or gaps in wood flooring.

Books

Absolutely – books require moisture to keep the pages from ending up dry and delicate. The lack of moisture can also cause the ink to flake and the covers to warp. On the contrary, too much moisture could end up with the book pages sticking together permanently, discoloration, and possibly mold.

Electronics

Too little humidity creates static electricity which can disrupt the internal components of electronic equipment, such as your LCD TV, desktop computer, or even your beloved PlayStation.

Collections

Whether you are keeping a collection of paintings or stamps and photographs, make sure your home has well-balanced humidity all year long. The up and down levels of humidity could cause postage stamps to become delicate and discolored and can even curl the corners on your photographs. Dry air can also make the paint used to create artwork brittle or cause it to crack.

Hobbies

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 fine bottle of wine to split or shrink, potentially ruining your vino. Too little humidity may also cause pianos, guitars, 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 right balance of humidity? Call Air Engineers Service Experts today for a free in-home comfort analysis and be sure your air isn’t hurting your valuable home.

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