Low Humidity Could be Ruining These Areas of Your Home

August 17, 2016

Extreme humidity can be a negative thing, especially for curly hair, make-up, and even inhaling. But a deficiency of humidity in your home can actually damage some details of your home’s interior. Take a look at a few items you may have in your home that insufficient humidity can ruin over time.

Wood Floors and Wood Furniture

When humidity levels go up and down it causes wood to swell and shrink, which may cause cracks and weakness in wood furniture. The swelling and shrinking also contributes to warping or gaps in wood flooring.

Books

Absolutely – books require moisture to prevent the pages from ending up dry and fragile. The dryness can also make the ink flake and the cover warp. Conversely, too much moisture could end up with the book pages sticking together permanently, discoloration, and possibly mold.

Electronics

Low humidity produces static electricity which can disrupt the internal components of electronic equipment, such as your plasma television, laptop, or even your beloved Nintendo.

Collections

Whether you are collecting wall art or stamps and photos, make sure your home’s humidity is well-balanced year-round. Increasing and decreasing of humidity can cause postage stamps to turn delicate and discolored and can even coil the corners on your photographs. Dry air can also make the paint used to create wall art brittle or cause it to crack.

Hobbies

Are you a wine collector? Or a piano player? Humidity is important to you, too. Insufficient humidity can cause the cork in a fine bottle of wine to split or shrink, potentially ruining your vino. Low humidity may also cause pianos, guitars, and other fine instruments to be out-of-tune or end up with cracks in the wood.

Want to know if your home has the right amount of humidity? Call Eveready Service Experts today for a no-charge in-home comfort analysis to make sure your air isn’t damaging your valuable home.

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