Too much humidity can be a terrible thing, especially for hairstyles, make-up, and even breathing. But too little humidity in your home may actually damage some aspects 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 bloat and shrink, which may cause cracks and fragility in wood furniture. The expanding and shrinking also contributes to warping or gaps in wood flooring.
That’s right – books need moisture to keep the pages from ending up dry and brittle. The dryness can also cause the ink to flake and the covers to warp. On the contrary, too much moisture could cause book pages to stick together permanently, discoloration, and potentially mold.
Low humidity creates static electricity which can affect the internal components of electronic equipment, such as your LED television, desktop computer, or even your beloved PlayStation.
Whether you are collecting 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 become brittle and discolored and can even curl the corners on your photographs. Dry 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. Insufficient humidity can cause the cork in a fine bottle of wine to crack or shrink, potentially ruining your vino. Insufficient humidity may also cause pianos, violins, 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 Rolf Griffin 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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