Low Humidity Could be Ruining These Areas of Your Home

August 17, 2016

Extreme humidity can be a negative thing, especially for hairstyles, make-up, and even inhaling. But not enough humidity in your home may actually harm some aspects of your home’s interior. Take a look at a few products you may have around your home that low humidity can ruin over time.

Wood Floors and Wood Furniture

When humidity levels go up and down it causes wood to expand and shrink, which might cause cracks and weakness in wood furniture. The bloating and shrinking also exacerbates warping or openings in wood flooring.


Yes – books need moisture to keep the pages from ending up dry and brittle. The lack of moisture can also cause the ink to flake and the covers to warp. Conversely, extreme moisture could end up with the book pages sticking together permanently, discoloration, and even mold.


Too little humidity generates static electricity which can affect the internal components of electronic equipment, such as your plasma television, laptop, or even your beloved PlayStation.


Whether you are collecting wall art or stamps and pictures, make sure your home has a good balance of humidity all year. Increasing and decreasing of humidity may cause postage stamps to become fragile and discolored and can even spiral the corners on your pictures. Low humidity can also make the paint used to make wall art brittle or cause it to split.


Are you a wine collector? Or a piano player? 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 destroying your vino. Insufficient humidity may also cause pianos, guitars, and other fine instruments to be out-of-tune or cause cracks in the wood.

Not sure if your home has the correct amount of humidity? Call Coastal Service Experts today for a no-charge in-home comfort analysis and make sure your air isn’t hurting your valuable home.

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