Low Humidity Could be Ruining These Areas of Your Home

August 17, 2016

Too much humidity can be a terrible thing, especially for hairdos, 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 products you may have in your home that insufficient humidity can wreck over time.

Wood Furniture and Wood Floors

When humidity levels rise and fall it causes wood to swell and shrink, which might cause cracks and weakness in wood furniture. The expanding and shrinking also adds to warping or splits in wood flooring.

Books

Yes – 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

Low humidity produces static electricity which can affect the internal components of electronic equipment, such as your plasma television, PC, or even your beloved Xbox.

Collections

Whether you are a collector of paintings or stamps and pictures, make sure your home has a good balance of humidity all year. The up and down levels of humidity can cause postage stamps to become brittle and discolored and can even curl the corners on your photographs. Low humidity can also make the paint used to make artwork 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 damaging 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 right balance of humidity? Call Donelson Air Service Experts today for a complimentary in-home comfort analysis and be sure your air isn’t harming your valuable home.

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