How Does Humidity Affect Your Home?

Your Home and Humidity

Health isn’t just the one affected by imbalanced home humidity levels. Your home may also suffer from defects and structural damages.

Home problems associated with high humidity include:

  • A musty odor in the air
  • Condensation on the windows
  • Bathrooms with too much mold
  • Wet stains appearing on ceilings and walls
  • Bugs such as dust mites thriving in your home

Long-term high humidity may cause rotting and structural damages to your home.

Meanwhile, low home humidity can cause the following:

  • Cracking woodworks
  • Separation and warping of hardwood floors
  • Furniture shrinkage
  • Wallpaper peeling at its edges
  • Problems in appliances, home electronics, and increased static electricity

You may not notice these changes right away, but they do develop when your home’s humidity stayed low over a while.