Low Humidity Could be Ruining These Areas of Your Home

August 17, 2016

Excessive humidity can be a bad thing, especially for hairdos, make-up, and even breathing. But a deficiency of humidity in your home could actually harm some aspects of your home’s interior. Learn about these few items you may have around your home that insufficient humidity can damage over time.

Wood Floors and Wood Furniture

When humidity increases and decreases it causes wood to expand and shrink, which may cause cracks and weakness in wood furniture. The expanding and shrinking also adds to warping or crevices in wood flooring.

Books

Absolutely – books need moisture to keep the pages from turning dry and brittle. The lack of moisture can also cause the ink to flake and the covers to warp. On the contrary, excessive 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 collecting portraits or stamps and photographs, make sure your home has a good balance of humidity all year. Rising and falling of humidity may cause postage stamps to end up brittle and discolored and can even spiral the corners on your pictures. A lack of moisture in the air can also make the paint used to create wall art brittle or cause it to split.

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 crack or shrink, potentially damaging your vino. Too little humidity may also cause pianos, cellos, and other fine instruments to be out-of-tune or result in cracks in the wood.

Not sure if your home has the right amount of humidity? Call Pardee Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning today for a no-charge in-home comfort analysis to make sure your air isn’t damaging your valuable home.

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