Too much humidity can be a negative thing, especially for hairdos, make-up, and even inhaling. But too little humidity in your home may actually damage some aspects of your home’s interior. Take a look at a few things you may have around your home that low humidity can ruin over time.
When humidity levels rise and fall it causes wood to bloat and shrink, which may cause cracks and instability in wood furniture. The expanding and shrinking also contributes to warping or gaps in wood flooring.
That’s right – books need moisture to keep the pages from becoming dry and fragile. The dryness can also cause the ink to flake and the covers to warp. Conversely, excessive moisture could cause book pages to stick together permanently, discoloration, and potentially mold.
Low humidity creates static electricity which can wreak havoc on the internal components of electronic equipment, such as your LCD TV, desktop computer, or even your beloved PlayStation.
Whether you are collecting wall art or stamps and photographs, make sure your home has a good balance of humidity all year. The up and down levels of humidity may cause postage stamps to turn fragile and discolored and can even curl the corners on your photographs. Dry air can also make the paint used to create wall art brittle or cause it to crack.
Are you a collector of wine? Or a player of the piano? Humidity matters to you, too. A lack of humidity can cause the cork in a nice bottle of wine to fracture or shrink, potentially ruining your vino. Low humidity may also cause pianos, violins, and other fine instruments to be out-of-tune or end up with cracks in the wood.
Not sure if your home has the right amount of humidity? Call Comfort Masters Service Experts today or schedule online for a free in-home comfort analysis and make sure your air isn’t hurting your valuable home.
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