Low Humidity Could be Ruining These Areas of Your Home

August 17, 2016

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

Wood Floors and Wood Furniture

When humidity levels rise and fall 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 prevent the pages from ending up dry and delicate. The dryness can also result in the ink flaking and the covers warping. On the contrary, too much moisture could end up with the book pages sticking together permanently, discoloration, and potentially mold.

Electronics

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

Collections

Whether you are keeping a collection of wall art or stamps and photographs, make sure your home has well-balanced humidity all year long. The up and down levels of humidity may cause postage stamps to turn delicate and discolored and can even coil the corners on your photographs. Dry air can also make the paint used to make artwork brittle or cause it to fracture.

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 nice bottle of wine to crack or shrink, potentially damaging your vino. Low 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 correct balance of humidity? Call Air Engineers Service Experts today for a free in-home comfort analysis and be sure your air isn’t damaging your valuable home.

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