Low Humidity Could be Ruining These Areas of Your Home

August 17, 2016

Too much humidity can be a terrible thing, especially for hairstyles, make-up, and even trying to breathe. But not enough humidity in your home can actually harm some details of your home’s interior. Check out these few items you may have around your home that low humidity can damage over time.

Wood Floors and Wood Furniture

When humidity increases and decreases it causes wood to expand and shrink, which may cause cracks and weakness in wood furniture. The swelling and shrinking also exacerbates warping or gaps in wood flooring.

Books

That’s right – books require moisture to keep the pages from becoming dry and brittle. 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 possibly mold.

Electronics

Too little humidity generates static electricity which can disturb the internal components of electronic equipment, such as your LED television, desktop computer, or even your beloved PlayStation.

Collections

Whether you are keeping a collection of paintings or stamps and pictures, make sure your home has well-balanced humidity all year long. Rising and falling of humidity may cause postage stamps to end up delicate and discolored and can even coil the corners on your pictures. Dry air can also make the paint used to create artwork brittle or cause it to fracture.

Hobbies

Do you collect win? Or play the piano? Humidity a major concern for you, too. A lack of humidity can cause the cork in a nice bottle of wine to fracture or shrink, potentially ruining your vino. Too little 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 correct balance of humidity? Call Wesley Wood Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning today for a complimentary in-home comfort analysis and be sure your air isn’t damaging your valuable home.

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