Low Humidity Could be Ruining These Areas of Your Home

August 17, 2016

A lot of humidity can be a terrible thing, especially for curly hair, make-up, and even inhaling. But too little humidity in your home might actually harm some features of your home’s interior. Take a look at a few products you may have around your home that a lack of humidity can ruin over time.

Wood Floors and Wood Furniture

When humidity increases and decreases it causes wood to bloat and shrink, which could cause cracks and instability in wood furniture. The swelling and shrinking also contributes to warping or openings 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 other hand, too much moisture could cause book pages to stick together permanently, discoloration, and potentially mold.

Electronics

The absence of humidity creates static electricity which can cause problems with the internal components of electronic equipment, such as your LCD TV, desktop computer, or even your beloved Xbox.

Collections

Whether you are a collector of wall art or stamps and photos, make sure your home has well-balanced humidity all year long. The up and down levels of humidity may cause postage stamps to end up fragile and discolored and can even curl the corners on your photos. 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 matters to you, too. Insufficient humidity can cause the cork in a nice bottle of wine to split or shrink, potentially ruining your vino. Low humidity may also cause pianos, violins, 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 A1 Chesney Service Experts today for a complimentary in-home comfort analysis to make sure your air isn’t damaging your valuable home.

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