Low Humidity Could be Ruining These Areas of Your Home

Too much humidity can be a bad thing, especially for hairstyles, make-up, and even inhaling. But too little humidity in your home may actually be harmful to some features of your home’s interior. Learn about these few products you may have around your home that a lack of humidity can damage over time.  

Wood Floors and Wood Furniture

When humidity levels go up and down it causes wood to expand and shrink, which may cause cracks and fragility in wood furniture. The expanding and shrinking also contributes to warping or splits in wood flooring. 

Books

Yes – books necessitate moisture to avoid the pages from becoming dry and brittle. The lack of moisture can also cause the ink to flake and the covers to warp. On the contrary, extreme moisture could cause book pages to stick together permanently, discoloration, and potentially mold. 

Electronics

Low humidity produces static electricity which can affect the internal components of electronic equipment, such as your LCD TV, laptop, 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. Rising and falling of humidity may cause postage stamps to turn fragile and discolored and can even coil the corners on your photos. Dry air can also make the paint used to produce wall art brittle or cause it to crack. 

Hobbies

Are you a collector of wine? Or a player of the piano? Humidity is important to you, too. Insufficient humidity can cause the cork in a nice bottle of wine to fracture or shrink, potentially destroying your vino. Insufficient humidity may also cause pianos, cellos, and other fine instruments to be out-of-tune or result in cracks in the wood. 

Not sure if your home has the correct amount of humidity? Call Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing today or schedule online for a no-charge in-home comfort analysis and be sure your air isn’t damaging your valuable home. 

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