Low Humidity Could be Ruining These Areas of Your Home

August 17, 2016

Excessive humidity can be a terrible thing, especially for hairdos, make-up, and even inhaling. But a lack of humidity in your home might actually harm some details of your home’s interior. Check out these few products you may have around your home that low humidity can ruin over time.

Wooden Floors and Furniture

When humidity increases and decreases it causes wood to bloat and shrink, which could cause cracks and fragility in wood furniture. The bloating and shrinking also adds to warping or openings in wood flooring.

Books

Yes – books need moisture to prevent the pages from ending up dry and fragile. The lack of moisture can also cause the ink to flake and the covers to warp. On the contrary, excessive moisture could result in the book pages sticking together permanently, discoloration, and even mold.

Electronics

The absence of humidity produces static electricity which can wreak havoc on the internal components of electronic equipment, such as your LED television, PC, or even your beloved PlayStation.

Collections

Whether you are a collector of paintings or stamps and photos, make sure your home has well-balanced humidity all year long. Increasing and decreasing of humidity can cause postage stamps to turn delicate and discolored and can even coil the corners on your photographs. Dry air can also make the paint used to make artwork brittle or cause it to crack.

Hobbies

Do you collect win? Or play the piano? Humidity is important to you, too. A lack of humidity can cause the cork in a fine bottle of wine to crack or shrink, potentially ruining your vino. Too little 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 correct amount of humidity? Call Teays Valley Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning today for a no-charge in-home comfort analysis to be sure your air isn’t hurting your valuable home.

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