Too much humidity can be a negative thing, especially for hairdos, make-up, and even inhaling. But a lack of humidity in your home can actually damage some features of your home’s interior. Take a look at a few things you may have in your home that a lack of humidity can damage over time.
Wood Floors and Wood Furniture
When humidity levels rise and fall it causes wood to swell and shrink, which could cause cracks and instability in wood furniture. The expanding and shrinking also exacerbates warping or gaps in wood flooring.
That’s right – books require moisture to avoid the pages from ending up dry and brittle. The absence of moisture can also result in the ink flaking and the covers warping. On the contrary, extreme moisture could end up with the book pages sticking together permanently, discoloration, and even mold.
Too little humidity creates static electricity which can cause problems with the internal components of electronic equipment, such as your LCD TV, laptop, or even your beloved PlayStation.
Whether you are a collector of wall art or stamps and pictures, make sure your home has a good balance of humidity all year. Increasing and decreasing of humidity could cause postage stamps to turn delicate and discolored and can even curl the corners on your photos. Low humidity can also make the paint used to produce artwork brittle or cause it to split.
Are you a collector of wine? Or a player of the piano? Humidity is important to you, too. A lack of humidity can cause the cork in a good bottle of wine to fracture or shrink, potentially destroying your vino. Low humidity may also cause pianos, cellos, and other fine instruments to be out-of-tune or cause cracks in the wood.
Curious if your home has the correct balance of humidity? Call Strand Brothers Service Experts today for a free in-home comfort analysis and be sure your air isn’t harming your valuable home.