Low Humidity Could be Ruining These Areas of Your Home

August 17, 2016

Too much humidity can be a bad thing, especially for hairdos, make-up, and even trying to breathe. But a deficiency of humidity in your home may actually harm some details of your home’s interior. Learn about these few products you may have in your home that insufficient humidity can wreck over time.

Wood Floors and Wood Furniture

When humidity increases and decreases it causes wood to swell and shrink, which could cause cracks and weakness in wood furniture. The swelling and shrinking also adds to warping or openings in wood flooring.

Books

Absolutely – books necessitate moisture to prevent the pages from becoming dry and fragile. The absence of moisture can also make the ink flake and the cover warp. Conversely, too much moisture could cause book pages to stick together permanently, discoloration, and possibly mold.

Electronics

Too little humidity creates static electricity which can disturb the internal components of electronic equipment, such as your LCD TV, desktop computer, or even your beloved Nintendo.

Collections

Whether you are keeping a collection of paintings or stamps and photos, make sure your home has well-balanced humidity all year long. The up and down levels of humidity can cause postage stamps to turn fragile and discolored and can even spiral the corners on your photographs. Dry air can also make the paint used to produce wall art brittle or cause it to split.

Hobbies

Are you a collector of wine? Or a player of the piano? Humidity is important to you, too. A lack of humidity can cause the cork in a good bottle of wine to crack or shrink, potentially damaging 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.

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

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