Low Humidity Could be Ruining These Areas of Your Home

August 17, 2016

Too much humidity can be a negative thing, especially for hairdos, make-up, and even trying to breathe. But a deficiency of humidity in your home can actually be harmful to some features of your home’s interior. Check out these few items you may have in your home that a lack of humidity can wreck over time.

Wood Floors and Wood Furniture

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

Books

Yes – books require moisture to avoid the pages from turning dry and brittle. The lack of moisture can also result in the ink flaking and the covers warping. Conversely, extreme moisture could result in the book pages sticking together permanently, discoloration, and possibly mold.

Electronics

The absence of humidity produces static electricity which can disrupt the internal components of electronic equipment, such as your plasma television, laptop, or even your beloved Nintendo.

Collections

Whether you are keeping a collection of portraits or stamps and pictures, make sure your home has a good balance of humidity all year. Increasing and decreasing of humidity could cause postage stamps to become fragile and discolored and can even coil the corners on your photographs. Low humidity can also make the paint used to make wall art brittle or cause it to fracture.

Hobbies

Are you a wine collector? Or a piano player? Humidity a major concern for you, too. To little humidity can cause the cork in a nice bottle of wine to fracture or shrink, potentially ruining your vino. Low humidity may also cause pianos, guitars, and other fine instruments to be out-of-tune or cause cracks in the wood.

Want to know if your home has the correct balance of humidity? Call Service Experts Commercial HVAC today for a complimentary in-home comfort analysis to be sure your air isn’t hurting your valuable home.

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