Low Humidity Could be Ruining These Areas of Your Home

August 17, 2016

Too much humidity can be a bad thing, especially for hairstyles, make-up, and even trying to breathe. But a lack of humidity in your home might actually damage some aspects of your home’s interior. Check out these few items you may have in your home that insufficient humidity can wreck over time.

Wood Furniture and Wood Floors

When humidity increases and decreases it causes wood to bloat and shrink, which might cause cracks and fragility in wood furniture. The bloating and shrinking also exacerbates warping or openings in wood flooring.

Books

Absolutely – books need moisture to prevent the pages from ending up dry and fragile. The lack of moisture can also cause the ink to flake and the covers to warp. Conversely, too much moisture could end up with the book pages sticking together permanently, discoloration, and possibly mold.

Electronics

Too little humidity produces static electricity which can cause problems with the internal components of electronic equipment, such as your LED television, PC, or even your beloved Xbox.

Collections

Whether you are collecting portraits or stamps and photos, make sure your home has well-balanced humidity all year long. Increasing and decreasing of humidity can cause postage stamps to become fragile and discolored and can even coil the corners on your photos. A lack of moisture in the air can also make the paint used to produce portraits brittle or cause it to crack.

Hobbies

Do you collect win? Or play the piano? Humidity a major concern for you, too. To little 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.

Want to know if your home has the right balance of humidity? Call Finch Air Conditioning & Heating Inc today for a free in-home comfort analysis to make sure your air isn’t hurting your valuable home.

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