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 damage 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 expand and shrink, which could cause cracks and weakness in wood furniture. The swelling and shrinking also contributes to warping or splits in wood flooring.

Books

Absolutely – books require moisture to avoid the pages from turning dry and fragile. The lack of moisture can also result in the ink flaking and the covers warping. Conversely, excessive moisture could end up with the book pages sticking together permanently, discoloration, and even mold.

Electronics

Low 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 collecting paintings or stamps and photos, make sure your home has a good balance of humidity all year. Increasing and decreasing of humidity can cause postage stamps to end up delicate and discolored and can even spiral the corners on your photographs. Low humidity can also make the paint used to produce wall art brittle or cause it to fracture.

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. Low humidity may also cause pianos, guitars, and other fine instruments to be out-of-tune or cause cracks in the wood.

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

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