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 trying to breathe. But a lack 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 levels rise and fall it causes wood to expand and shrink, which could cause cracks and weakness in wood furniture. The expanding and shrinking also contributes to warping or openings in wood flooring.

Books

That’s right – books require moisture to keep the pages from turning dry and delicate. The dryness can also cause the ink to flake and the covers to warp. On the other hand, excessive moisture could cause book pages to stick together permanently, discoloration, and even mold.

Electronics

Too little humidity generates static electricity which can wreak havoc on the internal components of electronic equipment, such as your LED television, desktop computer, or even your beloved gaming console.

Collections

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

Hobbies

Do you collect win? Or play the piano? Humidity is important to you, too. To little humidity can cause the cork in a nice bottle of wine to split or shrink, potentially destroying your vino. Low 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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