Low Humidity Could be Ruining These Areas of Your Home

August 17, 2016

A lot of humidity can be a terrible thing, especially for curly hair, make-up, and even inhaling. But a lack of humidity in your home can actually harm some features of your home’s interior. Take a look at a few products you may have within your home that insufficient humidity can damage over time.

Wood Furniture and Wood Floors

When humidity levels go up and down it causes wood to bloat and shrink, which could cause cracks and weakness in wood furniture. The expanding and shrinking also exacerbates 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 cause the ink to flake and the covers to warp. On the other hand, extreme moisture could cause book pages to stick together permanently, discoloration, and even mold.

Electronics

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

Collections

Whether you are keeping a collection of paintings or stamps and pictures, make sure your home’s humidity is well-balanced year-round. The up and down levels of humidity may cause postage stamps to end up delicate and discolored and can even curl the corners on your pictures. Low humidity can also make the paint used to create wall art brittle or cause it to crack.

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 nice bottle of wine to fracture or shrink, potentially destroying your vino. Insufficient humidity may also cause pianos, cellos, and other fine instruments to be out-of-tune or result in cracks in the wood.

Want to know if your home has the correct amount of humidity? Call D & K Heating Service Experts today for a free in-home comfort analysis and make sure your air isn’t damaging your valuable home.

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