Low Humidity Could be Ruining These Areas of Your Home

August 17, 2016

Extreme humidity can be a terrible thing, especially for curly hair, make-up, and even inhaling. But a deficiency of humidity in your home might actually harm some details of your home’s interior. Learn about these few items you may have within 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 might cause cracks and fragility in wood furniture. The swelling and shrinking also contributes to warping or crevices in wood flooring.

Books

Yes – books necessitate moisture to keep the pages from turning dry and fragile. The lack of moisture can also make the ink flake and the cover warp. Conversely, extreme moisture could result in the book pages sticking together permanently, discoloration, and even mold.

Electronics

Too little humidity produces static electricity which can disrupt the internal components of electronic equipment, such as your LCD TV, PC, or even your beloved Xbox.

Collections

Whether you are collecting paintings or stamps and photos, make sure your home has well-balanced humidity all year long. Rising and falling of humidity may cause postage stamps to become delicate and discolored and can even spiral the corners on your photos. A lack of moisture in the air can also make the paint used to make portraits brittle or cause it to fracture.

Hobbies

Are you a collector of wine? Or a player of the piano? Humidity matters to you, too. Insufficient humidity can cause the cork in a nice bottle of wine to crack or shrink, potentially ruining your vino. Too little humidity may also cause pianos, cellos, 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 Sunbeam Service Experts today for a complimentary in-home comfort analysis and be sure your air isn’t harming your valuable home.

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