Low Humidity Could be Ruining These Areas of Your Home

August 17, 2016

A lot of humidity can be a terrible thing, especially for curly hair, make-up, and even breathing. But a lack of humidity in your home may actually damage some details of your home’s interior. Learn about these few items you may have around your home that low humidity can wreck over time.

Wood Furniture and Wood Floors

When humidity levels rise and fall it causes wood to bloat and shrink, which might cause cracks and weakness in wood furniture. The swelling and shrinking also adds to warping or openings in wood flooring.


Absolutely – books need moisture to avoid the pages from becoming dry and fragile. The dryness can also result in the ink flaking and the covers warping. Conversely, extreme moisture could end up with the book pages sticking together permanently, discoloration, and possibly mold.


Low humidity creates static electricity which can disrupt the internal components of electronic equipment, such as your LCD TV, desktop computer, or even your beloved Nintendo.


Whether you are keeping a collection of paintings or stamps and photographs, make sure your home has a good balance of humidity all year. The up and down levels of humidity can cause postage stamps to end up fragile and discolored and can even curl the corners on your photos. Low humidity can also make the paint used to make artwork brittle or cause it to split.


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 split or shrink, potentially ruining 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.

Not sure if your home has the correct balance of humidity? Call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning today for a complimentary in-home comfort analysis to make sure your air isn’t harming your valuable home.