Low Humidity Could be Ruining These Areas of Your Home

August 17, 2016

Too much humidity can be a terrible thing, especially for hairdos, make-up, and even trying to breathe. But a lack of humidity in your home may actually harm some details of your home’s interior. Check out these few products you may have around your home that insufficient humidity can damage over time.

Wooden Floors and Furniture

When humidity levels rise and fall it causes wood to bloat and shrink, which could cause cracks and fragility in wood furniture. The expanding and shrinking also exacerbates warping or gaps in wood flooring.

Books

Absolutely – books necessitate moisture to prevent the pages from turning dry and brittle. The absence of moisture can also cause the ink to flake and the covers to warp. On the contrary, too much moisture could end up with the book pages sticking together permanently, discoloration, and possibly mold.

Electronics

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

Collections

Whether you are a collector of portraits 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 end up brittle and discolored and can even curl the corners on your photos. Low humidity can also make the paint used to create wall art 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 nice 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 end up with cracks in the wood.

Not sure if your home has the right amount of humidity? Call Stevenson Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning today for a free in-home comfort analysis to be sure your air isn’t damaging your valuable home.

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