Low Humidity Could be Ruining These Areas of Your Home

August 17, 2016

A lot of humidity can be a negative thing, especially for hairdos, make-up, and even inhaling. But a lack of humidity in your home could actually harm some aspects of your home’s interior. Check out these few items you may have around your home that low humidity can wreck over time.

Wooden Floors and Furniture

When humidity increases and decreases it causes wood to bloat and shrink, which could cause cracks and weakness in wood furniture. The swelling and shrinking also contributes to warping or gaps in wood flooring.

Books

That’s right – books necessitate moisture to avoid the pages from ending up dry and delicate. The absence of moisture can also cause the ink to flake and the covers to warp. On the other hand, excessive moisture could cause book pages to stick together permanently, discoloration, and possibly mold.

Electronics

Low humidity creates static electricity which can affect the internal components of electronic equipment, such as your LED television, desktop computer, or even your beloved Xbox.

Collections

Whether you are a collector of wall art or stamps and pictures, make sure your home has a good balance of humidity all year. The up and down levels of humidity may cause postage stamps to turn delicate and discolored and can even curl the corners on your photos. Dry air can also make the paint used to create artwork brittle or cause it to fracture.

Hobbies

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

Want to know if your home has the correct amount of humidity? Call TML Service Experts today for a free in-home comfort analysis to make sure your air isn’t hurting your valuable home.

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