Low Humidity Could be Ruining These Areas of Your Home

August 17, 2016

Excessive humidity can be a negative thing, especially for curly hair, make-up, and even breathing. But a deficiency of humidity in your home may actually be harmful to some details of your home’s interior. Learn about these few items you may have within your home that a lack of humidity can damage over time.

Wood Floors and Wood Furniture

When humidity levels go up and down it causes wood to expand and shrink, which may cause cracks and weakness in wood furniture. The swelling and shrinking also adds to warping or splits in wood flooring.

Books

Absolutely – books require moisture to keep the pages from becoming dry and brittle. The dryness can also result in the ink flaking and the covers warping. On the contrary, extreme moisture could result in the book pages sticking together permanently, discoloration, and possibly 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 gaming console.

Collections

Whether you are keeping a collection of portraits or stamps and pictures, make sure your home has a good balance of humidity all year. Rising and falling of humidity could 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 wall art brittle or cause it to fracture.

Hobbies

Are you a collector of wine? Or a player of the piano? Humidity is important to you, too. To little 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, cellos, and other fine instruments to be out-of-tune or end up with cracks in the wood.

Curious if your home has the correct balance of humidity? Call Neal Harris Service Experts today for a no-charge in-home comfort analysis and be sure your air isn’t hurting your valuable home.

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