Low Humidity Could be Ruining These Areas of Your Home

August 17, 2016

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

Wood Furniture and Wood Floors

When humidity levels rise and fall it causes wood to bloat and shrink, which might cause cracks and weakness in wood furniture. The expanding and shrinking also adds to warping or crevices in wood flooring.

Books

Absolutely – books necessitate moisture to avoid the pages from becoming dry and brittle. The absence of moisture can also make the ink flake and the cover warp. Conversely, excessive moisture could cause book pages to stick together permanently, discoloration, and potentially mold.

Electronics

The absence of humidity produces static electricity which can disrupt the internal components of electronic equipment, such as your LCD TV, PC, or even your beloved PlayStation.

Collections

Whether you are keeping a collection of paintings or stamps and pictures, make sure your home has a good balance of humidity all year. Increasing and decreasing of humidity can cause postage stamps to become brittle 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 crack.

Hobbies

Are you a wine collector? Or a piano player? Humidity is important 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 cause cracks in the wood.

Curious if your home has the right balance of humidity? Call Atmostemp Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning today for a complimentary in-home comfort analysis and make sure your air isn’t damaging your valuable home.

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