Extreme humidity can be a negative thing, especially for hairdos, make-up, and even inhaling. But not enough humidity in your home might actually harm some aspects of your home’s interior. Check out these few things you may have within your home that low humidity can wreck over time.
Wood Floors and Wood Furniture
When humidity levels rise and fall it causes wood to bloat and shrink, which might cause cracks and instability in wood furniture. The expanding and shrinking also adds to warping or splits in wood flooring.
Yes – books require moisture to keep the pages from ending up dry and brittle. The dryness can also make the ink flake and the cover warp. Conversely, excessive moisture could end up with the book pages sticking together permanently, discoloration, and potentially mold.
Low humidity generates static electricity which can disturb the internal components of electronic equipment, such as your LCD TV, desktop computer, or even your beloved Nintendo.
Whether you are a collector of wall art or stamps and pictures, make sure your home’s humidity is well-balanced year-round. Rising and falling of humidity may cause postage stamps to become fragile and discolored and can even curl the corners on your photographs. Dry air can also make the paint used to make portraits brittle or cause it to fracture.
Do you collect win? Or play the piano? Humidity matters to you, too. A lack of humidity can cause the cork in a nice bottle of wine to crack or shrink, potentially destroying your vino. Low humidity may also cause pianos, violins, and other fine instruments to be out-of-tune or cause cracks in the wood.
Not sure if your home has the correct amount of humidity? Call Comfortech Service Experts today for a complimentary in-home comfort analysis to make sure your air isn’t damaging your valuable home.