Low Humidity Could be Ruining These Areas of Your Home

Extreme humidity can be a negative thing, especially for hairstyles, make-up, and even inhaling. But too little humidity in your home can actually damage some features of your home’s interior. Take a look at a few items 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 expand and shrink, which might cause cracks and instability in wood furniture. The bloating and shrinking also adds to warping or splits in wood flooring. 


Yes – books necessitate moisture to prevent the pages from ending up dry and delicate. The absence of moisture can also make the ink flake and the cover warp. Conversely, extreme moisture could result in the book pages sticking together permanently, discoloration, and potentially mold. 


The absence of humidity generates static electricity which can affect the internal components of electronic equipment, such as your plasma television, desktop computer, or even your beloved Xbox. 


Whether you are a collector of wall art or stamps and pictures, make sure your home’s humidity is well-balanced year-round. Rising and falling of humidity may cause postage stamps to turn delicate and discolored and can even spiral the corners on your photographs. Low humidity can also make the paint used to make portraits brittle or cause it to split. 


Are you a wine collector? Or a piano player? Humidity is important to you, too. A lack of humidity can cause the cork in a nice bottle of wine to split or shrink, potentially destroying 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. 

Want to know if your home has the right amount of humidity? Call Stevenson Service Experts today or schedule online for a complimentary in-home comfort analysis to make sure your air isn’t hurting your valuable home. 

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