Too much humidity can be a terrible thing, especially for hairstyles, make-up, and even trying to breathe. But not enough humidity in your home could actually harm some details of your home’s interior. Check out these few items you may have in your home that low humidity can damage over time.
Wood Furniture and Wood Floors
When humidity increases and decreases it causes wood to swell and shrink, which may cause cracks and weakness in wood furniture. The swelling and shrinking also exacerbates warping or gaps in wood flooring.
That’s right – books need moisture to keep the pages from turning dry and brittle. The absence of moisture can also make the ink flake and the cover warp. Conversely, too much moisture could result in the book pages sticking together permanently, discoloration, and potentially mold.
Too little humidity generates static electricity which can affect the internal components of electronic equipment, such as your LED television, PC, or even your beloved PlayStation.
Whether you are keeping a collection of paintings or stamps and pictures, make sure your home has well-balanced humidity all year long. Increasing and decreasing of humidity could cause postage stamps to end up delicate and discolored and can even coil the corners on your photographs. Dry air can also make the paint used to make wall art brittle or cause it to fracture.
Do you collect win? Or play the piano? Humidity a major concern for 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, guitars, and other fine instruments to be out-of-tune or end up with cracks in the wood.
Not sure if your home has the correct balance of humidity? Call Wesley Wood Service Experts today for a complimentary in-home comfort analysis and be sure your air isn’t damaging your valuable home.