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 breathing. But too little humidity in your home might actually damage some features of your home’s interior. Learn about these few items you may have around your home that low humidity can wreck over time.

Wooden Floors and Furniture

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

Books

Yes – books need moisture to keep the pages from turning dry and fragile. The absence of moisture can also make the ink flake and the cover warp. Conversely, extreme moisture could result in the book pages sticking together permanently, discoloration, and potentially mold.

Electronics

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

Collections

Whether you are collecting wall art or stamps and pictures, make sure your home’s humidity is well-balanced year-round. Increasing and decreasing 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 artwork 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 Heating & Air Conditioning today for a free in-home comfort analysis and make sure your air isn’t harming your valuable home.

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