Low Humidity Could be Ruining These Areas of Your Home

August 17, 2016

Too much humidity can be a negative thing, especially for hairdos, make-up, and even breathing. But a lack of humidity in your home may actually be harmful to some details of your home’s interior. Check out these few things you may have around your home that low humidity can wreck over time.

Wooden Floors and Furniture

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

Books

That’s right – books require moisture to avoid the pages from turning dry and brittle. The dryness can also make the ink flake and the cover warp. On the other hand, extreme moisture could result in the book pages sticking together permanently, discoloration, and even mold.

Electronics

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

Collections

Whether you are keeping a collection of portraits or stamps and pictures, make sure your home has a good balance of humidity all year. Increasing and decreasing of humidity could cause postage stamps to become brittle and discolored and can even spiral the corners on your photos. A lack of moisture in the air can also make the paint used to make artwork brittle or cause it to split.

Hobbies

Do you collect win? Or play the piano? Humidity a major concern for you, too. To little humidity can cause the cork in a fine bottle of wine to crack or shrink, potentially ruining your vino. Too little humidity may also cause pianos, violins, and other fine instruments to be out-of-tune or cause cracks in the wood.

Want to know if your home has the correct balance of humidity? Call Mountainwest Service Experts today for a no-charge in-home comfort analysis to make sure your air isn’t hurting your valuable home.

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