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Low Humidity Could be Ruining These Areas of Your Home

Excessive humidity can be a terrible thing, especially for hairstyles, make-up, and even trying to breathe. But a deficiency of humidity in your home can actually damage some details of your home’s interior. Take a look at a few items you may have in your home that insufficient humidity can damage over time.  

Wood Furniture and Wood Floors

When humidity increases and decreases it causes wood to swell and shrink, which could cause cracks and fragility in wood furniture. The bloating and shrinking also contributes to warping or gaps in wood flooring. 

Books

Absolutely – books require moisture to keep the pages from turning dry and delicate. The absence of moisture can also result in the ink flaking and the covers warping. Conversely, extreme moisture could end up with the book pages sticking together permanently, discoloration, and even mold. 

Electronics

The absence of humidity generates static electricity which can wreak havoc on the internal components of electronic equipment, such as your LCD TV, PC, or even your beloved Nintendo. 

Collections

Whether you are keeping a collection of wall art or stamps and pictures, make sure your home has a good balance of humidity all year. Increasing and decreasing of humidity can cause postage stamps to turn brittle and discolored and can even curl the corners on your photos. Dry air can also make the paint used to make artwork brittle or cause it to crack. 

Hobbies

Are you a wine collector? Or a piano player? Humidity is important to you, too. Insufficient humidity can cause the cork in a fine bottle of wine to crack or shrink, potentially destroying your vino. Insufficient humidity may also cause pianos, cellos, and other fine instruments to be out-of-tune or end up with cracks in the wood. 

Curious if your home has the right amount of humidity? Call Stevenson Service Experts today or schedule online for a no-charge in-home comfort analysis to be sure your air isn’t harming your valuable home. 

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