Low Humidity Could be Ruining These Areas of Your Home

August 17, 2016

Extreme humidity can be a terrible thing, especially for curly hair, make-up, and even inhaling. But a deficiency of humidity in your home might actually harm some details of your home’s interior. Learn about these few things you may have within your home that low humidity can wreck over time.

Wooden Floors and Furniture

When humidity levels rise and fall it causes wood to swell and shrink, which may cause cracks and fragility in wood furniture. The swelling and shrinking also contributes to warping or crevices in wood flooring.

Books

Yes – books necessitate moisture to prevent the pages from becoming dry and brittle. The dryness can also make the ink flake and the cover warp. On the other hand, extreme moisture could cause book pages to stick together permanently, discoloration, and even mold.

Electronics

Too little humidity produces static electricity which can disrupt the internal components of electronic equipment, such as your plasma television, desktop computer, or even your beloved gaming console.

Collections

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

Hobbies

Are you a collector of wine? Or a player of the piano? Humidity is important to you, too. Insufficient humidity can cause the cork in a fine bottle of wine to split or shrink, potentially damaging your vino. Too little humidity may also cause pianos, violins, and other fine instruments to be out-of-tune or cause cracks in the wood.

Want to know if your home has the right balance of humidity? Call Sunbeam Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning today for a free in-home comfort analysis and be sure your air isn’t harming your valuable home.

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