Low Humidity Could be Ruining These Areas of Your Home
Too much humidity can be a bad thing, especially for curly hair, make-up, and even breathing. But a lack of humidity in your home may actually damage some features of your home’s interior. Take a look at a 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 swell and shrink, which may cause cracks and weakness in wood furniture. The expanding and shrinking also adds to warping or openings in wood flooring.
That’s right – books require moisture to keep the pages from turning dry and fragile. The dryness can also cause the ink to flake and the covers to warp. On the other hand, extreme moisture could result in the book pages sticking together permanently, discoloration, and possibly mold.
Low humidity produces static electricity which can wreak havoc on the internal components of electronic equipment, such as your plasma television, desktop computer, or even your beloved gaming console.
Whether you are collecting wall art or stamps and pictures, make sure your home has well-balanced humidity all year long. Increasing and decreasing of humidity may cause postage stamps to end up brittle and discolored and can even curl the corners on your photographs. Dry air can also make the paint used to produce portraits brittle or cause it to crack.
Do you collect win? Or play the piano? Humidity matters to you, too. To little humidity can cause the cork in a fine bottle of wine to split or shrink, potentially damaging your vino. Too little humidity may also cause pianos, guitars, and other fine instruments to be out-of-tune or cause cracks in the wood.
Not sure if your home has the correct amount of humidity? Call Robinson Service Experts today for a no-charge in-home comfort analysis and be sure your air isn’t harming your valuable home.