Low Humidity Could be Ruining These Areas of Your Home

August 17, 2016

Extreme humidity can be a terrible thing, especially for hairdos, make-up, and even inhaling. But not enough humidity in your home might actually harm some details of your home’s interior. Learn about these few products you may have within your home that low humidity can damage over time.

Wood Furniture and Wood Floors

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

Books

Absolutely – books require moisture to avoid the pages from turning dry and brittle. The dryness can also cause the ink to flake and the covers to warp. Conversely, too much moisture could end up with the book pages sticking together permanently, discoloration, and even mold.

Electronics

The absence of humidity generates 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 a collector of wall art or stamps and photos, make sure your home’s humidity is well-balanced year-round. Rising and falling of humidity can cause postage stamps to end up delicate and discolored and can even spiral the corners on your photographs. Dry air can also make the paint used to produce wall art brittle or cause it to crack.

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

Not sure if your home has the right balance of humidity? Call San Antonio Air Service Experts today for a complimentary in-home comfort analysis and be sure your air isn’t hurting your valuable home.

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