Low Humidity Could be Ruining These Areas of Your Home

August 17, 2016

Excessive humidity can be a terrible thing, especially for hairstyles, make-up, and even inhaling. But too little humidity in your home can actually be harmful to 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.

Wood Furniture and Wood Floors

When humidity increases and decreases it causes wood to swell and shrink, which could cause cracks and fragility in wood furniture. The swelling and shrinking also exacerbates warping or crevices in wood flooring.

Books

That’s right – books need moisture to avoid the pages from turning dry and fragile. The lack of moisture can also make the ink flake and the cover warp. On the contrary, too much moisture could end up with the book pages sticking together permanently, discoloration, and potentially mold.

Electronics

The absence of humidity produces static electricity which can disturb the internal components of electronic equipment, such as your LED television, desktop computer, or even your beloved Xbox.

Collections

Whether you are collecting paintings or stamps and photos, make sure your home’s humidity is well-balanced year-round. Increasing and decreasing of humidity could cause postage stamps to become delicate and discolored and can even coil the corners on your photos. Dry air can also make the paint used to produce artwork brittle or cause it to split.

Hobbies

Do you collect win? Or play the piano? Humidity matters to you, too. Insufficient humidity can cause the cork in a fine bottle of wine to fracture or shrink, potentially destroying your vino. Too little humidity may also cause pianos, cellos, and other fine instruments to be out-of-tune or end up with cracks in the wood.

Curious if your home has the right amount of humidity? Call Comfort Masters Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning today for a complimentary in-home comfort analysis to make sure your air isn’t harming your valuable home.

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