Low Humidity Could be Ruining These Areas of Your Home

August 17, 2016

A lot of humidity can be a terrible thing, especially for hairdos, make-up, and even trying to breathe. But a deficiency of humidity in your home may actually harm some details of your home’s interior. Take a look at a few items you may have in your home that insufficient humidity can damage over time.

Wood Furniture and Wood Floors

When humidity levels go up and down it causes wood to bloat and shrink, which may cause cracks and fragility in wood furniture. The swelling and shrinking also adds to warping or openings in wood flooring.

Books

Yes – books necessitate moisture to avoid the pages from turning dry and brittle. 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, desktop computer, or even your beloved Xbox.

Collections

Whether you are a collector of paintings or stamps and photographs, make sure your home’s humidity is well-balanced year-round. Rising and falling of humidity can cause postage stamps to end up fragile and discolored and can even spiral the corners on your photographs. Low humidity can also make the paint used to create wall art brittle or cause it to crack.

Hobbies

Are you a collector of wine? Or a player of the piano? Humidity is important to you, too. To little 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, cellos, and other fine instruments to be out-of-tune or cause cracks in the wood.

Curious if your home has the right balance of humidity? Call A-PLUS Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning today for a complimentary in-home comfort analysis and make sure your air isn’t hurting your valuable home.

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