Low Humidity Could be Ruining These Areas of Your Home

Extreme humidity can be a terrible thing, especially for hairdos, make-up, and even breathing. But a lack of humidity in your home could actually damage some details of your home’s interior. Check out these few products you may have around your home that insufficient humidity can ruin over time.  

Wood Furniture and Wood Floors

When humidity levels go up and down it causes wood to expand and shrink, which might cause cracks and fragility in wood furniture. The expanding and shrinking also contributes to warping or crevices in wood flooring. 

Books

Absolutely – books necessitate moisture to keep the pages from turning dry and brittle. The lack of moisture can also result in the ink flaking and the covers warping. On the contrary, excessive moisture could result in the book pages sticking together permanently, discoloration, and even mold. 

Electronics

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

Collections

Whether you are keeping a collection of wall art or stamps and photos, make sure your home has well-balanced humidity all year long. Rising and falling of humidity could cause postage stamps to turn brittle and discolored and can even spiral the corners on your photographs. Dry air can also make the paint used to produce artwork brittle or cause it to split. 

Hobbies

Are you a collector of wine? Or a player of the piano? Humidity matters to you, too. Insufficient humidity can cause the cork in a nice bottle of wine to fracture or shrink, potentially damaging your vino. Insufficient humidity may also cause pianos, cellos, and other fine instruments to be out-of-tune or end up with cracks in the wood. 

Want to know if your home has the right amount of humidity? Call Stallion Heating and Air Conditioning today or schedule online for a no-charge in-home comfort analysis to make sure your air isn’t hurting your valuable home. 

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