Too much humidity can be a bad thing, especially for hairstyles, make-up, and even inhaling. But too little humidity in your home may actually damage some features 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 swell and shrink, which might cause cracks and weakness in wood furniture. The swelling 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 delicate. The dryness can also cause the ink to flake and the covers to warp. Conversely, too much moisture could cause book pages to stick together permanently, discoloration, and potentially mold.
Too little humidity creates static electricity which can affect the internal components of electronic equipment, such as your plasma television, desktop computer, or even your beloved PlayStation.
Whether you are collecting wall art or stamps and photographs, make sure your home has well-balanced humidity all year long. Rising and falling of humidity can cause postage stamps to become delicate and discolored and can even curl the corners on your photographs. Dry air can also make the paint used to create artwork 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 fine 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 result in cracks in the wood.
Curious if your home has the right amount of humidity? Call Roland J. Down 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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