Too much humidity can be a bad thing, especially for hairstyles, make-up, and even inhaling. 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 within your home that low humidity can ruin over time.
When humidity levels rise and fall it causes wood to swell and shrink, which may cause cracks and fragility in wood furniture. The swelling and shrinking also contributes to warping or gaps in wood flooring.
Yes – books need moisture to keep the pages from ending up dry and brittle. The dryness can also make the ink flake and the cover warp. Conversely, excessive moisture could cause book pages to stick together permanently, discoloration, and possibly mold.
Too little humidity creates static electricity which can disturb the internal components of electronic equipment, such as your plasma television, 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 can cause postage stamps to become brittle and discolored and can even spiral the corners on your photographs. Dry air can also make the paint used to create artwork brittle or cause it to crack.
Are you a collector of wine? Or a player of the piano? Humidity matters to you, too. A lack of humidity can cause the cork in a fine bottle of wine to split or shrink, potentially ruining your vino. Low 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 Atmostemp Service Experts today or schedule online for a free in-home comfort analysis and make sure your air isn’t harming your valuable home.
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