Low Humidity Could be Ruining These Areas of Your Home

August 17, 2016

Extreme humidity can be a negative thing, especially for hairstyles, make-up, and even trying to breathe. But not enough humidity in your home may actually damage some aspects of your home’s interior. Take a look at a few things 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 expand and shrink, which could cause cracks and fragility in wood furniture. The bloating and shrinking also adds to warping or crevices in wood flooring.

Books

Yes – books necessitate moisture to prevent the pages from becoming dry and brittle. The dryness can also result in the ink flaking and the covers warping. On the other hand, too much moisture could cause book pages to stick 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 plasma television, PC, or even your beloved gaming console.

Collections

Whether you are collecting wall art or stamps and pictures, make sure your home has well-balanced humidity all year long. The up and down levels of humidity can cause postage stamps to end up delicate and discolored and can even spiral 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 split.

Hobbies

Are you a wine collector? Or a piano player? Humidity a major concern for 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, cellos, and other fine instruments to be out-of-tune or result in cracks in the wood.

Not sure if your home has the right amount of humidity? Call Roy Inch & Sons 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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