Low Humidity Could be Ruining These Areas of Your Home

A lot of humidity can be a negative thing, especially for curly hair, make-up, and even inhaling. But not enough humidity in your home might actually harm some aspects of your home’s interior. Check out these few products you may have within your home that low humidity can ruin over time.  

Wooden Floors and Furniture

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

Books

Yes – books need moisture to avoid the pages from becoming dry and delicate. The dryness can also cause the ink to flake and the covers to warp. On the other hand, too much moisture could result in the book pages sticking together permanently, discoloration, and potentially mold. 

Electronics

Low humidity generates static electricity which can cause problems with the internal components of electronic equipment, such as your plasma television, desktop computer, or even your beloved Nintendo. 

Collections

Whether you are keeping a collection of portraits or stamps and photographs, make sure your home’s humidity is well-balanced year-round. Increasing and decreasing of humidity could cause postage stamps to turn delicate and discolored and can even curl the corners on your photographs. A lack of moisture in the air can also make the paint used to produce portraits brittle or cause it to fracture. 

Hobbies

Do you collect win? Or play the piano? Humidity matters to you, too. A lack of humidity can cause the cork in a fine bottle of wine to crack or shrink, potentially destroying your vino. Low humidity may also cause pianos, guitars, and other fine instruments to be out-of-tune or cause cracks in the wood. 

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

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