Low Humidity Could be Ruining These Areas of Your Home

August 17, 2016

Extreme humidity can be a negative thing, especially for hairdos, 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 insufficient humidity can wreck over time.

Wooden Floors and Furniture

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

Books

Yes – books necessitate moisture to keep the pages from becoming dry and brittle. The lack of moisture 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 LCD TV, desktop computer, or even your beloved gaming console.

Collections

Whether you are collecting paintings or stamps and photographs, 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 photographs. A lack of moisture in the 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 a major concern for you, too. To little humidity can cause the cork in a nice bottle of wine to split or shrink, potentially ruining your vino. Low humidity may also cause pianos, cellos, and other fine instruments to be out-of-tune or cause cracks in the wood.

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