Low Humidity Could be Ruining These Areas of Your Home

Excessive humidity can be a negative thing, especially for hairdos, make-up, and even inhaling. But a lack of humidity in your home may actually be harmful to some details of your home’s interior. Learn about these few things you may have around your home that a lack of humidity can ruin over time.  

Wood Floors and Wood Furniture

When humidity increases and decreases it causes wood to swell and shrink, which might cause cracks and weakness in wood furniture. The expanding and shrinking also adds to warping or openings in wood flooring. 

Books

That’s right – books require moisture to avoid the pages from ending up dry and delicate. The absence of moisture can also cause the ink to flake and the covers to warp. Conversely, too much moisture could cause book pages to stick together permanently, discoloration, and possibly mold. 

Electronics

Low humidity creates static electricity which can wreak havoc on the internal components of electronic equipment, such as your plasma television, desktop computer, or even your beloved Xbox. 

Collections

Whether you are collecting wall art or stamps and photos, make sure your home has well-balanced humidity all year long. Increasing and decreasing of humidity may cause postage stamps to become brittle and discolored and can even coil the corners on your photos. Dry air can also make the paint used to create artwork brittle or cause it to fracture. 

Hobbies

Are you a collector of wine? Or a player of the piano? Humidity matters to you, too. To little humidity can cause the cork in a good bottle of wine to split or shrink, potentially ruining your vino. Insufficient humidity may also cause pianos, guitars, and other fine instruments to be out-of-tune or end up with cracks in the wood. 

Curious if your home has the right balance of humidity? Call Stevenson Service Experts today or schedule online for a no-charge in-home comfort analysis and make sure your air isn’t harming your valuable home. 

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