Low Humidity Could be Ruining These Areas of Your Home

August 17, 2016

Too much humidity can be a terrible thing, especially for curly hair, make-up, and even trying to breathe. But a deficiency of humidity in your home might actually be harmful to some features of your home’s interior. Check out these few things you may have within your home that a lack of humidity can damage over time.

Wood Furniture and Wood Floors

When humidity increases and decreases it causes wood to bloat and shrink, which might cause cracks and fragility in wood furniture. The swelling and shrinking also adds to warping or splits in wood flooring.

Books

Absolutely – books necessitate moisture to keep the pages from ending up dry and fragile. The absence of moisture can also make the ink flake and the cover warp. On the contrary, too much moisture could cause book pages to stick together permanently, discoloration, and even mold.

Electronics

Too little humidity creates static electricity which can disturb the internal components of electronic equipment, such as your plasma television, desktop computer, or even your beloved Nintendo.

Collections

Whether you are a collector of wall art or stamps and photos, make sure your home has a good balance of humidity all year. Increasing and decreasing of humidity could cause postage stamps to become brittle and discolored and can even coil the corners on your photographs. Low humidity can also make the paint used to produce portraits brittle or cause it to split.

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. Low humidity may also cause pianos, violins, and other fine instruments to be out-of-tune or cause cracks in the wood.

Want to know if your home has the correct amount of humidity? Call Strogen's Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning today for a no-charge in-home comfort analysis to make sure your air isn’t harming your valuable home.

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