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. Check out these few things you may have around your home that low 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 contributes to warping or splits in wood flooring.

Books

That’s right – books necessitate moisture to avoid the pages from becoming dry and fragile. The lack of moisture can also make the ink flake and the cover warp. On the other hand, excessive moisture could end up with the book pages sticking together permanently, discoloration, and potentially mold.

Electronics

Low humidity creates static electricity which can disrupt the internal components of electronic equipment, such as your LCD TV, PC, or even your beloved Xbox.

Collections

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

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 fine bottle of wine to split or shrink, potentially ruining your vino. Too little humidity may also cause pianos, violins, and other fine instruments to be out-of-tune or result in cracks in the wood.

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

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