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Low Humidity Could be Ruining These Areas of Your Home

Excessive humidity can be a terrible thing, especially for hairstyles, make-up, and even trying to breathe. But too little humidity in your home might actually be harmful to some features of your home’s interior. Check out these few items you may have around your home that insufficient humidity can wreck over time.  

Wood Floors and Wood Furniture

When humidity levels go up and down it causes wood to swell and shrink, which could cause cracks and weakness in wood furniture. The swelling and shrinking also exacerbates warping or openings in wood flooring. 

Books

Absolutely – books require moisture to prevent the pages from turning dry and delicate. The dryness can also make the ink flake and the cover warp. On the other hand, excessive moisture could result in the book pages sticking together permanently, discoloration, and possibly mold. 

Electronics

The absence of 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 Nintendo. 

Collections

Whether you are a collector of wall art or stamps and photographs, make sure your home’s humidity is well-balanced year-round. Increasing and decreasing of humidity can cause postage stamps to turn fragile and discolored and can even spiral the corners on your pictures. Dry air can also make the paint used to produce artwork brittle or cause it to split. 

Hobbies

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

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

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