Low Humidity Could be Ruining These Areas of Your Home

August 17, 2016

Excessive humidity can be a bad thing, especially for curly hair, make-up, and even inhaling. But not enough humidity in your home might actually be harmful to some aspects of your home’s interior. Check out these few things you may have around your home that insufficient humidity can damage over time.

Wood Floors and Wood Furniture

When humidity increases and decreases it causes wood to bloat and shrink, which may cause cracks and weakness in wood furniture. The expanding and shrinking also contributes to warping or crevices in wood flooring.

Books

Absolutely – books necessitate moisture to avoid the pages from turning 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.

Electronics

Low humidity creates static electricity which can disrupt the internal components of electronic equipment, such as your LCD TV, desktop computer, or even your beloved PlayStation.

Collections

Whether you are keeping a collection of paintings 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. A lack of moisture in the air can also make the paint used to make portraits brittle or cause it to fracture.

Hobbies

Are you a wine collector? Or a piano player? Humidity matters to you, too. To little humidity can cause the cork in a good bottle of wine to fracture or shrink, potentially destroying your vino. Insufficient 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 Atmostemp Service Experts today for a free in-home comfort analysis and make sure your air isn’t damaging your valuable home.

Contact Us