Excessive humidity can be a terrible thing, especially for hairdos, make-up, and even trying to breathe. But a lack of humidity in your home may actually damage some features of your home’s interior. Learn about these few items you may have in your home that low humidity can ruin over time.
Wooden Floors and Furniture
When humidity levels rise and fall it causes wood to bloat and shrink, which might cause cracks and instability in wood furniture. The bloating and shrinking also adds to warping or crevices in wood flooring.
Absolutely – books necessitate moisture to avoid the pages from ending up dry and brittle. The dryness can also result in the ink flaking and the covers warping. On the other hand, excessive moisture could cause book pages to stick together permanently, discoloration, and potentially mold.
Low humidity generates static electricity which can disturb the internal components of electronic equipment, such as your plasma television, laptop, or even your beloved PlayStation.
Whether you are a collector of portraits or stamps and photos, make sure your home has a good balance of humidity all year. The up and down levels of humidity may 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 make portraits brittle or cause it to crack.
Are you a wine collector? Or a piano player? Humidity matters to you, too. A lack of humidity can cause the cork in a good bottle of wine to split 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.
Not sure if your home has the right balance of humidity? Call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning today for a no-charge in-home comfort analysis and make sure your air isn’t harming your valuable home.