Low Humidity Could be Ruining These Areas of Your Home

A lot of humidity can be a terrible thing, especially for curly hair, make-up, and even breathing. But too little humidity in your home might actually be harmful to some details of your home’s interior. Check out these few products you may have around your home that low humidity can damage over time.  

Wooden Floors and Furniture

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

Books

Yes – books require moisture to keep the pages from turning dry and delicate. The lack of moisture can also cause the ink to flake and the covers to warp. On the contrary, extreme moisture could end up with the book pages sticking together permanently, discoloration, and potentially mold. 

Electronics

Low humidity produces static electricity which can disturb the internal components of electronic equipment, such as your LCD TV, desktop computer, or even your beloved gaming console. 

Collections

Whether you are keeping a collection of paintings or stamps and pictures, make sure your home has well-balanced humidity all year long. The up and down levels of humidity may cause postage stamps to end up delicate and discolored and can even spiral the corners on your photos. Low humidity can also make the paint used to produce artwork brittle or cause it to split. 

Hobbies

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

Curious if your home has the right balance of humidity? Call Stallion Heating and Air Conditioning today or schedule online for a complimentary in-home comfort analysis and be sure your air isn’t hurting your valuable home. 

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