Too much humidity can be a bad thing, especially for hairstyles, make-up, and even breathing. But too little humidity in your home may actually harm some details of your home’s interior. Take a look at a few things you may have in your home that low humidity can ruin over time.
When humidity levels rise and fall it causes wood to swell and shrink, which could cause cracks and instability in wood furniture. The swelling and shrinking also contributes to warping or gaps in wood flooring.
Yes – books need moisture to keep the pages from ending up dry and brittle. The dryness can also cause the ink to flake and the covers to warp. On the other hand, too much moisture could cause book pages to stick together permanently, discoloration, and possibly 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 brittle and discolored and can even curl the corners on your photographs. Dry air can also make the paint used to create portraits brittle or cause it to crack.
Are you a wine collector? Or a piano player? Humidity matters to you, too. A lack of humidity can cause the cork in a nice bottle of wine to crack or shrink, potentially ruining your vino. Too little humidity may also cause pianos, cellos, and other fine instruments to be out-of-tune or cause cracks in the wood.
Not sure if your home has the right amount of humidity? Call Fras-Air/General 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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