Low Humidity Could be Ruining These Areas of Your Home

August 17, 2016

Excessive humidity can be a negative thing, especially for hairdos, make-up, and even breathing. But not enough humidity in your home might actually harm some details of your home’s interior. Take a look at a few things you may have within your home that a lack of humidity can wreck over time.

Wood Furniture and Wood Floors

When humidity levels rise and fall it causes wood to expand and shrink, which could cause cracks and weakness in wood furniture. The bloating and shrinking also contributes to warping or gaps in wood flooring.

Books

Absolutely – books require moisture to prevent the pages from ending up dry and brittle. The dryness can also result in the ink flaking and the covers warping. On the contrary, excessive moisture could end up with the book pages sticking together permanently, discoloration, and potentially mold.

Electronics

Too little humidity generates static electricity which can disrupt the internal components of electronic equipment, such as your plasma television, PC, or even your beloved PlayStation.

Collections

Whether you are collecting paintings or stamps and photos, make sure your home has a good balance of humidity all year. Increasing and decreasing of humidity may cause postage stamps to turn brittle and discolored and can even spiral the corners on your photos. Dry air can also make the paint used to produce wall art brittle or cause it to crack.

Hobbies

Are you a wine collector? Or a piano player? Humidity a major concern for you, too. Insufficient humidity can cause the cork in a nice bottle of wine to fracture or shrink, potentially ruining your vino. Insufficient humidity may also cause pianos, guitars, and other fine instruments to be out-of-tune or cause cracks in the wood.

Want to know if your home has the correct amount of humidity? Call Peachtree Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning today for a complimentary in-home comfort analysis and make sure your air isn’t harming your valuable home.

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