Low Humidity Could be Ruining These Areas of Your Home

August 17, 2016

Too much humidity can be a terrible thing, especially for hairstyles, make-up, and even breathing. But a lack of humidity in your home may actually harm some details of your home’s interior. Take a look at a few products you may have around your home that insufficient humidity can ruin over time.

Wooden Floors and Furniture

When humidity levels rise and fall it causes wood to bloat and shrink, which could cause cracks and instability in wood furniture. The swelling and shrinking also exacerbates warping or gaps in wood flooring.

Books

Absolutely – books necessitate moisture to keep the pages from becoming dry and brittle. The absence of moisture can also result in the ink flaking and the covers warping. On the contrary, too much moisture could end up with the book pages sticking together permanently, discoloration, and potentially mold.

Electronics

Low humidity generates static electricity which can disturb the internal components of electronic equipment, such as your LCD TV, laptop, or even your beloved Nintendo.

Collections

Whether you are collecting portraits or stamps and pictures, make sure your home has well-balanced humidity all year long. Rising and falling of humidity may cause postage stamps to end up brittle and discolored and can even curl the corners on your photos. Dry air can also make the paint used to create wall art brittle or cause it to fracture.

Hobbies

Are you a wine collector? Or a piano player? Humidity matters to you, too. A lack of humidity can cause the cork in a fine 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 end up with cracks in the wood.

Want to know if your home has the right amount of humidity? Call Stevenson Service Experts today for a complimentary in-home comfort analysis to make sure your air isn’t damaging your valuable home.

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