Low Humidity Could be Ruining These Areas of Your Home

August 17, 2016

Extreme humidity can be a negative thing, especially for hairstyles, make-up, and even trying to breathe. But a deficiency of humidity in your home can actually harm some details of your home’s interior. Check out these few items you may have within your home that insufficient humidity can ruin over time.

Wooden Floors and Furniture

When humidity levels go up and down it causes wood to swell and shrink, which may cause cracks and weakness in wood furniture. The expanding and shrinking also adds to warping or crevices in wood flooring.

Books

Absolutely – books require moisture to prevent the pages from becoming dry and fragile. The dryness can also make the ink flake and the cover warp. On the other hand, excessive moisture could cause book pages to stick together permanently, discoloration, and even mold.

Electronics

The absence of humidity creates static electricity which can disrupt the internal components of electronic equipment, such as your LED television, laptop, or even your beloved Xbox.

Collections

Whether you are a collector of portraits or stamps and photographs, make sure your home has a good balance of humidity all year. Rising and falling of humidity may cause postage stamps to end up delicate and discolored and can even curl the corners on your photos. A lack of moisture in the air can also make the paint used to create portraits brittle or cause it to crack.

Hobbies

Do you collect win? Or play the piano? Humidity is important to you, too. To little humidity can cause the cork in a nice bottle of wine to crack or shrink, potentially destroying your vino. Low humidity may also cause pianos, cellos, and other fine instruments to be out-of-tune or result in cracks in the wood.

Not sure if your home has the correct balance of humidity? Call Levy & Son Service Experts today for a no-charge in-home comfort analysis to be sure your air isn’t damaging your valuable home.

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