Low Humidity Could be Ruining These Areas of Your Home

A lot of humidity can be a bad thing, especially for hairstyles, make-up, and even trying to breathe. But too little humidity in your home might actually be harmful to some details of your home’s interior. Learn about these few products you may have around your home that a lack of humidity can damage over time.  

Wooden Floors and Furniture

When humidity increases and decreases it causes wood to bloat and shrink, which might cause cracks and instability in wood furniture. The bloating and shrinking also exacerbates warping or splits in wood flooring. 


That’s right – books require moisture to avoid the pages from becoming dry and fragile. The absence of moisture can also result in the ink flaking and the covers warping. On the other hand, extreme moisture could end up with the book pages sticking together permanently, discoloration, and possibly mold. 


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


Whether you are keeping a collection of paintings or stamps and photographs, make sure your home’s humidity is well-balanced year-round. Rising and falling of humidity can cause postage stamps to end up delicate and discolored and can even spiral the corners on your photos. A lack of moisture in the air can also make the paint used to create artwork brittle or cause it to fracture. 


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 ruining your vino. Low humidity may also cause pianos, violins, and other fine instruments to be out-of-tune or result in cracks in the wood. 

Want to know if your home has the correct balance of humidity? Call Stevenson Service Experts today or schedule online for a free in-home comfort analysis and make sure your air isn’t damaging your valuable home. 

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