Low Humidity Could be Ruining These Areas of Your Home

August 17, 2016

Extreme humidity can be a terrible thing, especially for hairstyles, make-up, and even breathing. But too little humidity in your home could actually damage some aspects 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.

Wooden Floors and Furniture

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


Yes – books need moisture to prevent the pages from ending up dry and brittle. The lack of moisture can also make the ink flake and the cover warp. Conversely, excessive moisture could result in the book pages sticking together permanently, discoloration, and even mold.


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


Whether you are keeping a collection of paintings or stamps and photos, make sure your home has well-balanced humidity all year long. Rising and falling of humidity may cause postage stamps to become delicate and discolored and can even coil the corners on your photographs. A lack of moisture in the air can also make the paint used to create artwork brittle or cause it to fracture.


Do you collect win? Or play the piano? Humidity is important to you, too. A lack of humidity can cause the cork in a nice bottle of wine to crack or shrink, potentially ruining your vino. Low humidity may also cause pianos, cellos, and other fine instruments to be out-of-tune or result in cracks in the wood.

Want to know if your home has the right amount of humidity? Call Matz-Rightway today for a complimentary in-home comfort analysis to be sure your air isn’t hurting your valuable home.

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