Low Humidity Could be Ruining These Areas of Your Home

August 17, 2016

A lot of humidity can be a bad thing, especially for hairdos, make-up, and even trying to breathe. But not enough humidity in your home might actually harm some aspects of your home’s interior. Check out these few products you may have around your home that a lack of humidity can ruin over time.

Wooden Floors and 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 bloating and shrinking also contributes to warping or openings in wood flooring.

Books

Absolutely – books necessitate moisture to keep the pages from ending up dry and brittle. The absence of moisture can also cause the ink to flake and the covers to warp. On the contrary, extreme moisture could cause book pages to stick together permanently, discoloration, and possibly mold.

Electronics

The absence of humidity generates static electricity which can disturb the internal components of electronic equipment, such as your LED television, desktop computer, or even your beloved Nintendo.

Collections

Whether you are a collector of paintings or stamps and pictures, make sure your home’s humidity is well-balanced year-round. Rising and falling of humidity may cause postage stamps to end up delicate and discolored and can even curl the corners on your photographs. Dry air can also make the paint used to make artwork brittle or cause it to fracture.

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 nice bottle of wine to split or shrink, potentially ruining your vino. Insufficient humidity may also cause pianos, guitars, 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 Jack Nelson Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning today for a no-charge in-home comfort analysis and be sure your air isn’t harming your valuable home.

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