Low Humidity Could be Ruining These Areas of Your Home

Excessive humidity can be a negative thing, especially for curly hair, make-up, and even trying to breathe. But too little humidity in your home may actually damage some features of your home’s interior. Take a look at a few products you may have within your home that low humidity can damage over time.  

Wooden Floors and Furniture

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

Books

Yes – books require moisture to keep the pages from turning dry and delicate. The dryness can also cause the ink to flake and the covers to warp. On the other hand, too much moisture could result in the book pages sticking together permanently, discoloration, and even mold. 

Electronics

Low humidity generates static electricity which can cause problems with the internal components of electronic equipment, such as your LED television, desktop computer, or even your beloved gaming console. 

Collections

Whether you are collecting paintings or stamps and photos, make sure your home’s humidity is well-balanced year-round. Rising and falling of humidity may cause postage stamps to become fragile and discolored and can even spiral the corners on your pictures. A lack of moisture in the 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. A lack of humidity can cause the cork in a good bottle of wine to crack or shrink, potentially ruining your vino. Insufficient humidity may also cause pianos, violins, and other fine instruments to be out-of-tune or end up with cracks in the wood. 

Curious if your home has the right balance of humidity? Call Stallion Heating and Air Conditioning today or schedule online for a free in-home comfort analysis to be sure your air isn’t harming your valuable home. 

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