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 around your home that low humidity can ruin over time.
When humidity levels rise and fall it causes wood to expand and shrink, which might cause cracks and weakness in wood furniture. The swelling and shrinking also contributes to warping or gaps in wood flooring.
That’s right – books need moisture to keep the pages from turning dry and brittle. The dryness can also result in the ink flaking and the covers warping. On the other hand, too much moisture could cause book pages to stick together permanently, discoloration, and possibly mold.
Too little humidity creates static electricity which can disrupt 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. The up and down levels 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 create wall art 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 good bottle of wine to crack or shrink, potentially ruining your vino. Too little 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 Broad Ripple Service Experts today or schedule online for a free in-home comfort analysis and make sure your air isn’t damaging your valuable home.
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