Low Humidity Could be Ruining These Areas of Your Home

August 17, 2016

Extreme humidity can be a bad 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 things you may have in your home that insufficient humidity can damage 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 adds to warping or gaps in wood flooring.

Books

Absolutely – books need moisture to prevent the pages from ending up dry and brittle. The lack of moisture can also make the ink flake and the cover warp. Conversely, excessive moisture could end up with the book pages sticking together permanently, discoloration, and potentially mold.

Electronics

The absence of humidity produces static electricity which can disrupt the internal components of electronic equipment, such as your LCD TV, 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. Rising and falling of humidity can cause postage stamps to become delicate and discolored and can even coil the corners on your photographs. Low humidity can also make the paint used to create artwork 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 nice bottle of wine to split or shrink, potentially damaging 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 Heating & Air Conditioning today for a no-charge in-home comfort analysis to make sure your air isn’t damaging your valuable home.

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