Low Humidity Could be Ruining These Areas of Your Home

August 17, 2016

A lot of humidity can be a negative thing, especially for curly hair, make-up, and even inhaling. But not enough humidity in your home might actually harm some details of your home’s interior. Learn about these few products you may have in your home that insufficient humidity can damage over time.

Wood Furniture and Wood Floors

When humidity levels go up and down it causes wood to swell and shrink, which may cause cracks and instability in wood furniture. The expanding and shrinking also contributes to warping or openings in wood flooring.

Books

That’s right – books need moisture to avoid the pages from becoming dry and delicate. The dryness can also result in the ink flaking and the covers warping. Conversely, excessive moisture could cause book pages to stick together permanently, discoloration, and even mold.

Electronics

Low humidity produces static electricity which can cause problems with the internal components of electronic equipment, such as your LCD TV, laptop, or even your beloved PlayStation.

Collections

Whether you are keeping a collection of paintings or stamps and photographs, make sure your home has a good balance of humidity all year. Rising and falling 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 portraits brittle or cause it to crack.

Hobbies

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 good bottle of wine to crack or shrink, potentially destroying your vino. Low 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 balance of humidity? Call Freschi Service Experts today for a free in-home comfort analysis and make sure your air isn’t damaging your valuable home.

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