Low Humidity Could be Ruining These Areas of Your Home

August 17, 2016

Extreme humidity can be a negative thing, especially for hairdos, make-up, and even breathing. But a lack of humidity in your home can actually be harmful to some features of your home’s interior. Take a look at a few products you may have in your home that low humidity can damage over time.

Wooden Floors and Furniture

When humidity levels rise and fall it causes wood to expand and shrink, which could cause cracks and fragility in wood furniture. The expanding and shrinking also exacerbates warping or openings in wood flooring.

Books

That’s right – books need moisture to prevent the pages from ending up dry and delicate. The dryness 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 creates static electricity which can wreak havoc on the internal components of electronic equipment, such as your LED television, laptop, or even your beloved gaming console.

Collections

Whether you are a collector of portraits or stamps and photographs, 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. Dry air can also make the paint used to create wall art brittle or cause it to fracture.

Hobbies

Are you a collector of wine? Or a player of the piano? Humidity matters to you, too. A lack of humidity can cause the cork in a nice bottle of wine to split or shrink, potentially damaging 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 right amount of humidity? Call Golden Seal Service Experts today for a no-charge in-home comfort analysis and make sure your air isn’t hurting your valuable home.

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