Low Humidity Could be Ruining These Areas of Your Home

August 17, 2016

Excessive humidity can be a negative thing, especially for hairdos, make-up, and even breathing. But not enough humidity in your home might actually harm some features of your home’s interior. Take a look at a few products you may have in 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 splits in wood flooring.

Books

Absolutely – books necessitate moisture to prevent 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 potentially mold.

Electronics

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

Collections

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

Hobbies

Are you a wine collector? Or a piano player? Humidity a major concern for you, too. A lack of humidity can cause the cork in a fine bottle of wine to crack 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 today for a no-charge in-home comfort analysis and be sure your air isn’t harming your valuable home.

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