Low Humidity Could be Ruining These Areas of Your Home

August 17, 2016

Extreme humidity can be a negative thing, especially for hairstyles, make-up, and even trying to breathe. But a deficiency of humidity in your home could actually be harmful to some aspects of your home’s interior. Check out these few products you may have in your home that low humidity can damage over time.

Wooden Floors and Furniture

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

Books

Yes – books require moisture to prevent the pages from ending up dry and delicate. The lack of moisture can also make the ink flake and the cover warp. On the contrary, too much moisture could end up with the book pages sticking together permanently, discoloration, and even mold.

Electronics

Low humidity produces static electricity which can cause problems with the internal components of electronic equipment, such as your LED television, laptop, or even your beloved gaming console.

Collections

Whether you are collecting portraits 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 turn delicate and discolored and can even spiral 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 collector of wine? Or a player of the piano? Humidity is important to you, too. A lack of humidity can cause the cork in a fine bottle of wine to split or shrink, potentially damaging your vino. Insufficient humidity may also cause pianos, violins, and other fine instruments to be out-of-tune or result in cracks in the wood.

Not sure if your home has the right amount of humidity? Call Golden Seal Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning today for a no-charge in-home comfort analysis and make sure your air isn’t damaging your valuable home.

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