Low Humidity Could be Ruining These Areas of Your Home

August 17, 2016

A lot of humidity can be a negative thing, especially for hairstyles, make-up, and even breathing. But a lack of humidity in your home can actually damage some aspects of your home’s interior. Learn about these few products you may have within your home that insufficient humidity can ruin over time.

Wood Furniture and Wood Floors

When humidity levels go up and down it causes wood to bloat and shrink, which might cause cracks and weakness in wood furniture. The bloating and shrinking also adds to warping or gaps in wood flooring.

Books

Absolutely – books necessitate moisture to keep the pages from ending up dry and delicate. The absence of moisture can also result in the ink flaking and the covers warping. On the other hand, too much moisture could end up with the book pages sticking together permanently, discoloration, and potentially mold.

Electronics

The absence of humidity creates static electricity which can wreak havoc on the internal components of electronic equipment, such as your LED television, desktop computer, or even your beloved gaming console.

Collections

Whether you are collecting paintings or stamps and photos, make sure your home has a good balance of humidity all year. Rising and falling of humidity may cause postage stamps to turn brittle and discolored and can even curl the corners on your photographs. A lack of moisture in the air can also make the paint used to create wall art brittle or cause it to fracture.

Hobbies

Are you a wine collector? Or a piano player? Humidity is important to you, too. To little humidity can cause the cork in a good bottle of wine to crack or shrink, potentially damaging your vino. Low humidity may also cause pianos, violins, and other fine instruments to be out-of-tune or end up with cracks in the wood.

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

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