Too much humidity can be a negative thing, especially for hairdos, make-up, and even breathing. But too little humidity in your home may actually damage 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.
That’s right – books need moisture to keep the pages from becoming dry and brittle. The dryness can also make the ink flake and the cover warp. Conversely, too much moisture could cause book pages to stick together permanently, discoloration, and even mold.
The absence of humidity creates static electricity which can affect the internal components of electronic equipment, such as your LCD TV, desktop computer, or even your beloved PlayStation.
Whether you are collecting wall art or stamps and photographs, make sure your home has a good balance of humidity all year. Increasing and decreasing of humidity may cause postage stamps to end up brittle and discolored and can even curl the corners on your photographs. A lack of moisture in the air can also make the paint used to create wall art 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 fine 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 end up with cracks in the wood.
Not sure if your home has the right amount of humidity? Call Chief/Bauer 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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