Low Humidity Could be Ruining These Areas of Your Home

August 17, 2016

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

Wood Floors and Wood Furniture

When humidity levels go up and down it causes wood to expand 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

Yes – books necessitate moisture to prevent the pages from becoming dry and brittle. The dryness can also result in the ink flaking and the covers warping. On the other hand, excessive moisture could cause book pages to stick together permanently, discoloration, and possibly mold.

Electronics

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

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 may cause postage stamps to end up delicate and discolored and can even coil the corners on your pictures. Low humidity can also make the paint used to make artwork brittle or cause it to fracture.

Hobbies

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 damaging your vino. Too little humidity may also cause pianos, cellos, and other fine instruments to be out-of-tune or result in 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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