Excessive humidity can be a negative thing, especially for hairstyles, make-up, and even inhaling. But a lack of humidity in your home may actually be harmful to some details of your home’s interior. Learn about these few products you may have around your home that insufficient humidity can ruin over time.
Wood Furniture and Wood Floors
When humidity levels go up and down it causes wood to bloat and shrink, which may cause cracks and weakness in wood furniture. The swelling and shrinking also contributes to warping or openings in wood flooring.
That’s right – books necessitate moisture to avoid the pages from ending up dry and brittle. The absence of moisture can also result in the ink flaking and the covers warping. On the contrary, excessive moisture could cause book pages to stick together permanently, discoloration, and potentially mold.
Too little humidity produces static electricity which can affect the internal components of electronic equipment, such as your LCD TV, laptop, or even your beloved Xbox.
Whether you are a collector of portraits or stamps and photographs, make sure your home has well-balanced humidity all year long. Increasing and decreasing of humidity can cause postage stamps to end up fragile and discolored and can even curl the corners on your photos. A lack of moisture in the air can also make the paint used to produce portraits brittle or cause it to fracture.
Are you a wine collector? Or a piano player? Humidity matters to you, too. Insufficient humidity can cause the cork in a fine bottle of wine to fracture or shrink, potentially destroying your vino. Insufficient humidity may also cause pianos, guitars, and other fine instruments to be out-of-tune or end up with cracks in the wood.
Curious if your home has the correct balance of humidity? Call Winnipeg Supply Service Experts today for a complimentary in-home comfort analysis to be sure your air isn’t damaging your valuable home.