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 breathing. But not enough 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 wreck over time.

Wood Floors and Wood Furniture

When humidity levels rise and fall it causes wood to expand and shrink, which may cause cracks and weakness in wood furniture. The expanding and shrinking also contributes to warping or openings in wood flooring.

Books

That’s right – books need moisture to avoid the pages from ending up dry and fragile. The lack of moisture can also make the ink flake and the cover warp. On the other hand, extreme moisture could cause book pages to stick together permanently, discoloration, and even mold.

Electronics

The absence of humidity creates static electricity which can affect the internal components of electronic equipment, such as your LCD TV, PC, or even your beloved Xbox.

Collections

Whether you are collecting paintings or stamps and photographs, make sure your home has a good balance of humidity all year. The up and down levels of humidity can cause postage stamps to turn brittle and discolored and can even curl the corners on your pictures. 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 a major concern for you, too. To little humidity can cause the cork in a fine bottle of wine to crack or shrink, potentially ruining your vino. Insufficient humidity may also cause pianos, guitars, and other fine instruments to be out-of-tune or cause cracks in the wood.

Want to know if your home has the correct balance of humidity? Call Donelson Air Service Experts today for a free in-home comfort analysis and be sure your air isn’t harming your valuable home.

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