Low Humidity Could be Ruining These Areas of Your Home

A lot of humidity can be a bad thing, especially for hairdos, make-up, and even trying to breathe. But a deficiency of humidity in your home may actually damage some features of your home’s interior. Take a look at a few things you may have within your home that low humidity can ruin over time.  

Wood Floors and Wood Furniture

When humidity levels rise and fall it causes wood to expand and shrink, which could cause cracks and weakness in wood furniture. The bloating and shrinking also contributes to warping or splits in wood flooring. 


Yes – books need moisture to avoid the pages from becoming dry and delicate. The lack of moisture can also cause the ink to flake and the covers to warp. On the contrary, excessive moisture could end up with the book pages sticking together permanently, discoloration, and potentially mold. 


Too little humidity creates static electricity which can affect the internal components of electronic equipment, such as your LED television, PC, or even your beloved gaming console. 


Whether you are keeping a collection of paintings or stamps and photos, make sure your home has a good balance of humidity all year. Increasing and decreasing of humidity could cause postage stamps to become brittle and discolored and can even spiral the corners on your photos. Low humidity can also make the paint used to produce artwork brittle or cause it to fracture. 


Are you a collector of wine? Or a player of the piano? Humidity a major concern for you, too. To little humidity can cause the cork in a nice bottle of wine to fracture or shrink, potentially destroying your vino. Low 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 correct amount of humidity? Call Stevenson Service Experts today or schedule online for a free in-home comfort analysis and make sure your air isn’t harming your valuable home. 

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