Low Humidity Could be Ruining These Areas of Your Home

Too much humidity can be a bad thing, especially for hairstyles, make-up, and even breathing. But a lack of humidity in your home may actually be harmful to some aspects of your home’s interior. Check out these few things you may have in your home that insufficient humidity can ruin over time.  

Wooden Floors and Furniture

When humidity levels go up and down it causes wood to expand and shrink, which could cause cracks and fragility in wood furniture. The bloating and shrinking also exacerbates warping or splits in wood flooring. 

Books

That’s right – books need moisture to keep the pages from becoming dry and fragile. The absence of moisture can also make the ink flake and the cover warp. Conversely, too much moisture could end up with the book pages sticking together permanently, discoloration, and potentially mold. 

Electronics

Low humidity produces static electricity which can cause problems with the internal components of electronic equipment, such as your LED television, desktop computer, or even your beloved gaming console. 

Collections

Whether you are keeping a collection of portraits or stamps and photographs, make sure your home has a good balance of humidity all year. Rising and falling of humidity could cause postage stamps to become fragile and discolored and can even curl the corners on your pictures. Low humidity can also make the paint used to make portraits brittle or cause it to fracture. 

Hobbies

Are you a collector of wine? Or a player of the piano? Humidity a major concern for you, too. Insufficient humidity can cause the cork in a fine bottle of wine to fracture or shrink, potentially ruining your vino. Insufficient humidity may also cause pianos, violins, and other fine instruments to be out-of-tune or result in cracks in the wood. 

Curious if your home has the correct balance of humidity? Call Stevenson Service Experts today or schedule online for a complimentary in-home comfort analysis to be sure your air isn’t hurting your valuable home. 

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