Low Humidity Could be Ruining These Areas of Your Home

August 17, 2016

Too much humidity can be a terrible thing, especially for hairstyles, make-up, and even breathing. But too little humidity in your home could actually damage some aspects of your home’s interior. Check out these few things you may have around your home that low humidity can wreck over time.

Wood Furniture and Wood Floors

When humidity levels go up and down it causes wood to swell and shrink, which may cause cracks and weakness in wood furniture. The bloating and shrinking also contributes to warping or crevices in wood flooring.

Books

That’s right – books necessitate moisture to prevent the pages from turning dry and fragile. The dryness can also cause the ink to flake and the covers to warp. On the other hand, excessive moisture could cause book pages to stick together permanently, discoloration, and potentially mold.

Electronics

Too little humidity generates static electricity which can disturb the internal components of electronic equipment, such as your LCD TV, laptop, or even your beloved Xbox.

Collections

Whether you are a collector of paintings 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 end up delicate and discolored and can even coil the corners on your photographs. Dry air can also make the paint used to make artwork brittle or cause it to fracture.

Hobbies

Are you a wine collector? Or a piano player? Humidity matters to you, too. A lack of humidity can cause the cork in a fine bottle of wine to crack or shrink, potentially damaging your vino. Low humidity may also cause pianos, violins, and other fine instruments to be out-of-tune or cause cracks in the wood.

Curious if your home has the right amount of humidity? Call Strand Brothers Service Experts today for a complimentary in-home comfort analysis to make sure your air isn’t hurting your valuable home.

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