Low Humidity Could be Ruining These Areas of Your Home

August 17, 2016

Excessive humidity can be a negative thing, especially for curly hair, make-up, and even breathing. But a lack of humidity in your home may actually harm some aspects of your home’s interior. Learn about these few things you may have within your home that low 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 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 absence of moisture can also make the ink flake and the cover warp. Conversely, excessive moisture could result in the book pages sticking together permanently, discoloration, and possibly mold.

Electronics

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

Collections

Whether you are collecting paintings or stamps and pictures, make sure your home has a good balance of humidity all year. Rising and falling of humidity can cause postage stamps to become fragile and discolored and can even coil the corners on your photos. Dry air can also make the paint used to produce portraits brittle or cause it to split.

Hobbies

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

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

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