Low Humidity Could be Ruining These Areas of Your Home

August 17, 2016

A lot of humidity can be a negative thing, especially for hairdos, make-up, and even breathing. But not enough humidity in your home could actually be harmful to some aspects of your home’s interior. Check out these few products you may have in your home that low humidity can ruin over time.

Wood Floors and Wood Furniture

When humidity increases and decreases it causes wood to swell and shrink, which might cause cracks and instability in wood furniture. The bloating and shrinking also contributes to warping or splits in wood flooring.

Books

Yes – books require moisture to keep the pages from ending up dry and delicate. The lack of moisture can also make the ink flake and the cover warp. On the other hand, excessive moisture could result in the book pages sticking together permanently, discoloration, and even mold.

Electronics

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

Collections

Whether you are collecting paintings or stamps and photographs, make sure your home has well-balanced humidity all year long. Rising and falling of humidity can cause postage stamps to become delicate and discolored and can even curl the corners on your photographs. Low humidity can also make the paint used to produce artwork brittle or cause it to fracture.

Hobbies

Are you a collector of wine? Or a player of the piano? Humidity a major concern for you, too. Insufficient humidity can cause the cork in a fine bottle of wine to split or shrink, potentially destroying your vino. Low humidity may also cause pianos, cellos, and other fine instruments to be out-of-tune or result in cracks in the wood.

Curious if your home has the right amount of humidity? Call R & M Climate Control Service Experts today for a no-charge in-home comfort analysis to make sure your air isn’t damaging your valuable home.

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