Low Humidity Could be Ruining These Areas of Your Home

August 17, 2016

Too much humidity can be a negative thing, especially for hairstyles, make-up, and even breathing. But a lack of humidity in your home may actually harm some details of your home’s interior. Learn about these few products you may have around your home that insufficient humidity can wreck over time.

Wood Floors and Wood Furniture

When humidity increases and decreases it causes wood to swell and shrink, which could cause cracks and weakness in wood furniture. The expanding and shrinking also adds to warping or splits in wood flooring.

Books

Absolutely – books necessitate moisture to keep the pages from becoming dry and brittle. The absence of moisture can also make the ink flake and the cover warp. On the other hand, too much moisture could result in the book pages sticking together permanently, discoloration, and possibly mold.

Electronics

Too little humidity creates static electricity which can disturb the internal components of electronic equipment, such as your plasma television, PC, or even your beloved Nintendo.

Collections

Whether you are keeping a collection of wall art or stamps and photos, make sure your home has well-balanced humidity all year long. The up and down levels of humidity can cause postage stamps to turn fragile and discolored and can even spiral the corners on your photographs. Dry air can also make the paint used to produce artwork brittle or cause it to split.

Hobbies

Are you a collector of wine? Or a player of the piano? Humidity matters to you, too. To little humidity can cause the cork in a good bottle of wine to split or shrink, potentially ruining your vino. Insufficient humidity may also cause pianos, guitars, and other fine instruments to be out-of-tune or end up with cracks in the wood.

Want to know if your home has the correct balance of humidity? Call Chief/Bauer Service Experts today for a complimentary in-home comfort analysis to make sure your air isn’t harming your valuable home.

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