Low Humidity Could be Ruining These Areas of Your Home

Too much humidity can be a negative thing, especially for hairstyles, make-up, and even inhaling. But not enough humidity in your home can actually harm some details of your home’s interior. Learn about these few things you may have within your home that a lack of humidity can damage over time.  

Wood Furniture and Wood Floors

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

Books

That’s right – books require moisture to prevent the pages from becoming dry and brittle. The dryness 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 even mold. 

Electronics

Too little humidity produces static electricity which can cause problems with the internal components of electronic equipment, such as your LED television, laptop, or even your beloved PlayStation. 

Collections

Whether you are a collector of wall art or stamps and pictures, make sure your home has well-balanced humidity all year long. Rising and falling of humidity could cause postage stamps to turn fragile and discolored and can even coil the corners on your pictures. A lack of moisture in the air can also make the paint used to make wall art brittle or cause it to fracture. 

Hobbies

Are you a wine collector? Or a piano player? Humidity is important to you, too. Insufficient humidity can cause the cork in a fine bottle of wine to fracture or shrink, potentially damaging your vino. Low humidity may also cause pianos, cellos, 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 free in-home comfort analysis to make sure your air isn’t damaging your valuable home. 

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