Low Humidity Could be Ruining These Areas of Your Home

August 17, 2016

A lot of humidity can be a bad thing, especially for curly hair, make-up, and even breathing. But a deficiency of humidity in your home may actually damage some aspects of your home’s interior. Learn about these few items you may have within your home that insufficient humidity can damage over time.

Wooden Floors and Furniture

When humidity levels rise and fall it causes wood to bloat and shrink, which could cause cracks and instability in wood furniture. The swelling and shrinking also contributes to warping or splits in wood flooring.


That’s right – books require moisture to avoid the pages from ending up dry and fragile. The absence of moisture can also make the ink flake and the cover warp. Conversely, too much moisture could cause book pages to stick together permanently, discoloration, and potentially mold.


Too little humidity creates static electricity which can disrupt the internal components of electronic equipment, such as your LED television, PC, or even your beloved PlayStation.


Whether you are a collector of wall art or stamps and photographs, make sure your home’s humidity is well-balanced year-round. Increasing and decreasing of humidity can cause postage stamps to become fragile and discolored and can even curl the corners on your photos. Low humidity can also make the paint used to produce portraits brittle or cause it to split.


Are you a collector of wine? Or a player of the piano? Humidity is important to you, too. To little humidity can cause the cork in a good bottle of wine to split or shrink, potentially destroying your vino. Low humidity may also cause pianos, guitars, and other fine instruments to be out-of-tune or result in cracks in the wood.

Curious if your home has the right balance of humidity? Call Calverley Service Experts today for a complimentary in-home comfort analysis to be sure your air isn’t damaging your valuable home.

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