Low Humidity Could be Ruining These Areas of Your Home

August 17, 2016

Too much humidity can be a negative thing, especially for hairdos, make-up, and even trying to breathe. But too little humidity in your home might actually harm some aspects of your home’s interior. Learn about these few things you may have in your home that low humidity can wreck over time.

Wooden Floors and Furniture

When humidity levels rise and fall it causes wood to expand and shrink, which could cause cracks and instability in wood furniture. The bloating and shrinking also contributes to warping or splits in wood flooring.

Books

Yes – books require moisture to prevent the pages from becoming dry and brittle. The absence of moisture can also make the ink flake and the cover warp. On the other hand, extreme moisture could result in the book pages sticking together permanently, discoloration, and possibly mold.

Electronics

Too little humidity generates static electricity which can disrupt the internal components of electronic equipment, such as your LCD TV, desktop computer, or even your beloved Xbox.

Collections

Whether you are a collector of wall art or stamps and photographs, make sure your home’s humidity is well-balanced year-round. Rising and falling of humidity could cause postage stamps to become brittle and discolored and can even coil the corners on your pictures. A lack of moisture in the air can also make the paint used to produce wall art brittle or cause it to fracture.

Hobbies

Are you a collector of wine? Or a player of the piano? Humidity matters to you, too. A lack of humidity can cause the cork in a good bottle of wine to fracture or shrink, potentially ruining your vino. Too little humidity may also cause pianos, guitars, and other fine instruments to be out-of-tune or result in cracks in the wood.

Curious if your home has the right balance of humidity? Call Parker Pearce Service Experts today for a complimentary in-home comfort analysis and make sure your air isn’t harming your valuable home.

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