Low Humidity Could be Ruining These Areas of Your Home

Too much humidity can be a bad thing, especially for hairdos, make-up, and even breathing. But not enough humidity in your home may actually be harmful to some details of your home’s interior. Take a look at a few things you may have in your home that insufficient humidity can ruin over time.  

Wood Floors and Wood Furniture

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


Yes – books necessitate moisture to prevent the pages from ending up dry and delicate. The lack of moisture can also result in the ink flaking and the covers warping. On the other hand, extreme moisture could cause book pages to stick together permanently, discoloration, and possibly mold. 


Low humidity generates static electricity which can cause problems with the internal components of electronic equipment, such as your LCD TV, desktop computer, or even your beloved PlayStation. 


Whether you are collecting portraits or stamps and photographs, make sure your home’s humidity is well-balanced year-round. The up and down levels of humidity could cause postage stamps to become fragile and discolored and can even curl the corners on your pictures. Dry air can also make the paint used to produce portraits brittle or cause it to split. 


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 destroying your vino. Too little humidity may also cause pianos, guitars, and other fine instruments to be out-of-tune or result in cracks in the wood. 

Want to know if your home has the correct amount of humidity? Call Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing today or schedule online for a free in-home comfort analysis to make sure your air isn’t damaging your valuable home. 

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