Low Humidity Could be Ruining These Areas of Your Home

August 17, 2016

A lot of humidity can be a terrible thing, especially for hairstyles, make-up, and even inhaling. But a lack of humidity in your home can actually damage some details of your home’s interior. Take a look at a few things you may have around your home that low humidity can wreck over time.

Wood Furniture and Wood Floors

When humidity increases and decreases it causes wood to bloat and shrink, which may cause cracks and fragility in wood furniture. The bloating and shrinking also contributes to warping or splits in wood flooring.

Books

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

Electronics

The absence of humidity generates static electricity which can cause problems with the internal components of electronic equipment, such as your plasma television, PC, or even your beloved PlayStation.

Collections

Whether you are keeping a collection of paintings or stamps and photos, make sure your home has a good balance of humidity all year. Rising and falling of humidity can cause postage stamps to turn fragile and discolored and can even curl the corners on your photos. A lack of moisture in the air can also make the paint used to create portraits brittle or cause it to fracture.

Hobbies

Do you collect win? Or play the piano? Humidity a major concern for you, too. Insufficient humidity can cause the cork in a good bottle of wine to split or shrink, potentially ruining your vino. Insufficient humidity may also cause pianos, cellos, and other fine instruments to be out-of-tune or end up with cracks in the wood.

Curious if your home has the right balance of humidity? Call Midland Air 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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