Low Humidity Could be Ruining These Areas of Your Home

Extreme humidity can be a terrible thing, especially for hairdos, make-up, and even inhaling. But a lack of humidity in your home might actually be harmful to some details of your home’s interior. Check out these few things you may have in your home that a lack of humidity can wreck over time.  

Wood Furniture and Wood Floors

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

Books

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

Electronics

Low humidity produces static electricity which can affect the internal components of electronic equipment, such as your LED television, PC, or even your beloved Nintendo. 

Collections

Whether you are a collector of wall art or stamps and photos, make sure your home’s humidity is well-balanced year-round. The up and down levels of humidity may cause postage stamps to become fragile and discolored and can even spiral the corners on your pictures. Dry air can also make the paint used to produce portraits brittle or cause it to fracture. 

Hobbies

Do you collect win? Or play the piano? Humidity matters to you, too. To little humidity can cause the cork in a fine bottle of wine to fracture or shrink, potentially damaging your vino. Too little humidity may also cause pianos, guitars, and other fine instruments to be out-of-tune or cause cracks in the wood. 

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

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