Low Humidity Could be Ruining These Areas of Your Home

August 17, 2016

A lot of humidity can be a terrible thing, especially for hairdos, make-up, and even trying to breathe. But not enough humidity in your home can actually damage some details of your home’s interior. Take a look at a few products you may have within your home that low humidity can ruin over time.

Wood Floors and Wood Furniture

When humidity levels rise and fall it causes wood to swell and shrink, which might cause cracks and fragility in wood furniture. The bloating and shrinking also adds to warping or splits in wood flooring.

Books

Absolutely – books need moisture to keep the pages from becoming dry and delicate. The lack of moisture can also make the ink flake and the cover warp. On the other hand, excessive moisture could end up with the book pages sticking together permanently, discoloration, and possibly mold.

Electronics

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

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 can cause postage stamps to become delicate and discolored and can even curl the corners on your pictures. A lack of moisture in the air can also make the paint used to produce portraits brittle or cause it to split.

Hobbies

Do you collect win? Or play the piano? Humidity matters to you, too. A lack of humidity can cause the cork in a good bottle of wine to split or shrink, potentially destroying your vino. Too little humidity may also cause pianos, guitars, and other fine instruments to be out-of-tune or result in cracks in the wood.

Curious if your home has the correct balance of humidity? Call Gordon's 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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