Low Humidity Could be Ruining These Areas of Your Home

August 17, 2016

A lot of humidity can be a terrible thing, especially for hairstyles, make-up, and even inhaling. But too little humidity in your home could actually be harmful to some details of your home’s interior. Take a look at a few products you may have in your home that low humidity can ruin over time.

Wood Furniture and Wood Floors

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

Books

That’s right – books require moisture to avoid the pages from turning dry and brittle. The dryness 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

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

Collections

Whether you are a collector of paintings or stamps and photos, make sure your home has a good balance of humidity all year. Increasing and decreasing of humidity may cause postage stamps to turn delicate and discolored and can even curl the corners on your photos. Dry air can also make the paint used to produce wall art 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 nice 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 today for a complimentary in-home comfort analysis to make sure your air isn’t harming your valuable home.

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