Low Humidity Could be Ruining These Areas of Your Home

August 17, 2016

A lot of humidity can be a bad 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 in 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 might cause cracks and weakness in wood furniture. The swelling and shrinking also contributes to warping or splits in wood flooring.

Books

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, too much moisture could cause book pages to stick together permanently, discoloration, and possibly mold.

Electronics

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

Collections

Whether you are a collector of portraits or stamps and pictures, 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 coil 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 crack.

Hobbies

Do you collect win? Or play the piano? Humidity is important 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 free in-home comfort analysis to be sure your air isn’t damaging your valuable home.

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