Low Humidity Could be Ruining These Areas of Your Home

August 17, 2016

Extreme humidity can be a bad thing, especially for hairstyles, make-up, and even trying to breathe. But not enough humidity in your home might actually damage some details of your home’s interior. Check out these few things you may have within your home that a lack of humidity can wreck over time.

Wood Floors and Wood Furniture

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

Books

Absolutely – books necessitate moisture to keep the pages from ending up dry and fragile. The dryness can also result in the ink flaking and the covers warping. On the contrary, too much moisture could cause book pages to stick together permanently, discoloration, and possibly mold.

Electronics

Too little humidity creates 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 keeping a collection of wall art or stamps and pictures, make sure your home’s humidity is well-balanced year-round. The up and down levels of humidity can cause postage stamps to turn fragile and discolored and can even spiral the corners on your photos. Dry air can also make the paint used to create wall art brittle or cause it to split.

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 crack or shrink, potentially damaging your vino. Low humidity may also cause pianos, violins, and other fine instruments to be out-of-tune or cause cracks in the wood.

Want to know if your home has the correct amount of humidity? Call Peitz Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning today for a complimentary in-home comfort analysis and be sure your air isn’t harming your valuable home.

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