Low Humidity Could be Ruining These Areas of Your Home

August 17, 2016

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

Wooden Floors and Furniture

When humidity levels rise and fall it causes wood to bloat and shrink, which might cause cracks and fragility in wood furniture. The swelling and shrinking also exacerbates warping or openings in wood flooring.

Books

That’s right – books need moisture to avoid the pages from becoming dry and brittle. The dryness can also make the ink flake and the cover warp. Conversely, extreme moisture could result in the book pages sticking together permanently, discoloration, and possibly mold.

Electronics

Low humidity produces static electricity which can disrupt 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 pictures, make sure your home has well-balanced humidity all year long. The up and down levels of humidity may cause postage stamps to end up brittle and discolored and can even spiral the corners on your photos. Low humidity can also make the paint used to create wall art brittle or cause it to split.

Hobbies

Are you a wine collector? Or a piano player? Humidity matters to you, too. To little humidity can cause the cork in a good bottle of wine to fracture 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.

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

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