It’s that time of the year. Temperatures are dropping and it’s time to fire up the furnace. If you have hardwood floors, you may have wondered how the change in temperature affects your wood floors. Well, we’re here with answers!
Nearly 90% of wood floors that are damaged end up this way because of indoor air issues. As the air quality, temperature and overall conditions in your home change, your wood floors absorb or lose moisture. Wood floors last longer, and stay in their best when installed in a stable, monitored environment. Meaning no sudden changes in temperature, or fluctuating humidity levels.
The good news is, you can better maintain your home’s temperature and humidity levels with a good HVAC system. Instead of bundling up and waiting until the last second to turn on your heat for the winter, or keeping the windows open and fans going until the heat and humidity is unbearable in the summer, consider maintaining a consistent temperature in your house all year round. The small price you pay turning your heat or air conditioning on early will be worth it when you compare the cost of replacing your wood flooring prematurely.