Low Humidity Could be Ruining These Areas of Your Home

Extreme humidity can be a bad thing, especially for hairdos, make-up, and even inhaling. But too little humidity in your home may actually harm some aspects of your home’s interior. Check out these few items you may have in your home that low humidity can ruin over time.  

Wood Floors and Wood Furniture

When humidity levels go up and down it causes wood to swell and shrink, which could cause cracks and weakness in wood furniture. The bloating and shrinking also exacerbates warping or crevices in wood flooring. 

Books

Yes – books need moisture to keep the pages from becoming dry and delicate. The absence of moisture can also result in the ink flaking and the covers warping. Conversely, too much moisture could cause book pages to stick together permanently, discoloration, and possibly mold. 

Electronics

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

Collections

Whether you are collecting paintings or stamps and photographs, make sure your home’s humidity is well-balanced year-round. The up and down levels of humidity may cause postage stamps to turn brittle and discolored and can even spiral 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

Do you collect win? Or play the piano? Humidity is important to you, too. To little humidity can cause the cork in a good 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 amount of humidity? Call Stallion Heating and Air Conditioning today or schedule online for a no-charge in-home comfort analysis to make sure your air isn’t damaging your valuable home. 

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