Low Humidity Could be Ruining These Areas of Your Home

August 17, 2016

Too much humidity can be a negative thing, especially for hairstyles, make-up, and even breathing. But a deficiency of humidity in your home could actually damage some details of your home’s interior. Take a look at a few products you may have around your home that a lack of humidity can wreck over time.

Wood Floors and Wood Furniture

When humidity increases and decreases it causes wood to expand and shrink, which could cause cracks and weakness in wood furniture. The expanding and shrinking also adds to warping or splits in wood flooring.

Books

That’s right – books need moisture to prevent the pages from turning dry and delicate. 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 even mold.

Electronics

Too little humidity generates static electricity which can cause problems with the internal components of electronic equipment, such as your LED television, desktop computer, or even your beloved Xbox.

Collections

Whether you are collecting wall art 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 become delicate and discolored and can even curl the corners on your pictures. A lack of moisture in the air can also make the paint used to produce wall art brittle or cause it to fracture.

Hobbies

Do you collect win? Or play the piano? Humidity matters to you, too. A lack of humidity can cause the cork in a fine bottle of wine to split or shrink, potentially destroying your vino. Too little humidity may also cause pianos, guitars, and other fine instruments to be out-of-tune or end up with cracks in the wood.

Want to know if your home has the right amount of humidity? Call Komfort Air today for a free in-home comfort analysis to be sure your air isn’t hurting your valuable home.

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