Low Humidity Could be Ruining These Areas of Your Home

A lot of humidity can be a bad thing, especially for hairstyles, make-up, and even inhaling. But too little humidity in your home can actually damage some features of your home’s interior. Check out these few items you may have within your home that a lack of humidity can ruin over time.  

Wood Floors and Wood Furniture

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


Yes – books require moisture to avoid the pages from ending up dry and delicate. The dryness can also result in the ink flaking and the covers warping. Conversely, excessive moisture could end up with the book pages sticking together permanently, discoloration, and potentially mold. 


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


Whether you are collecting paintings or stamps and photographs, make sure your home’s humidity is well-balanced year-round. The up and down levels of humidity may cause postage stamps to become fragile and discolored and can even curl the corners on your pictures. Dry air can also make the paint used to produce wall art brittle or cause it to crack. 


Are you a collector of wine? Or a player of the piano? Humidity is important to you, too. Insufficient humidity can cause the cork in a good bottle of wine to crack or shrink, potentially ruining your vino. Insufficient humidity may also cause pianos, violins, and other fine instruments to be out-of-tune or end up with cracks in the wood. 

Curious if your home has the right amount of humidity? Call Norrell Service Experts today or schedule online for a complimentary in-home comfort analysis and be sure your air isn’t damaging your valuable home. 

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