Low Humidity Could be Ruining These Areas of Your Home

Too much humidity can be a terrible thing, especially for hairstyles, make-up, and even inhaling. But a deficiency of humidity in your home can actually be harmful to some aspects of your home’s interior. Check out these few products you may have around your home that insufficient humidity can wreck over time.  

Wooden Floors and Furniture

When humidity increases and decreases it causes wood to expand and shrink, which may cause cracks and instability in wood furniture. The bloating and shrinking also exacerbates warping or splits in wood flooring. 

Books

Absolutely – books necessitate moisture to prevent the pages from becoming dry and brittle. The lack of moisture can also result in the ink flaking and the covers warping. Conversely, too much moisture could cause book pages to stick together permanently, discoloration, and even mold. 

Electronics

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

Collections

Whether you are collecting portraits or stamps and photographs, make sure your home has a good balance of humidity all year. Rising and falling of humidity can cause postage stamps to become delicate and discolored and can even coil the corners on your pictures. Dry air can also make the paint used to make artwork brittle or cause it to split. 

Hobbies

Are you a wine collector? Or a piano player? Humidity matters to you, too. Insufficient 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, violins, and other fine instruments to be out-of-tune or cause cracks in the wood. 

Curious if your home has the correct balance of humidity? Call Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing today or schedule online for a free in-home comfort analysis to be sure your air isn’t damaging your valuable home. 

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