Professional furniture care thanks to optimal humidity

Pieces of furniture serve as our trusted every-day companions for many years or even a lifetime. They represent not just a material value but are also linked to many memories. The table at which we ate, drank, and laughed with our friends. The couch on which we loved watching movies night after night. Furniture is what makes a house or an apartment a very personal home – a place where we feel good, a place that is familiar to us, and a place we enjoy returning to day after day. When it comes to proper care and maintenance for wooden or antique furniture, humidity is a crucial but often ignored aspect. Only when the humidity is properly regulated will you be able to enjoy your furniture for years and years to come.

The basics of wood

Wood is a natural material that breathes and reacts to its environment, and that continues to be the case if the wood is used to make furniture. It’s worth keeping this in mind when thinking about furniture care. Wood is not a static material – it is often said that it is “working”. Maybe you’ve noticed this yourself: in the autumn and winter months, wooden furniture often makes cracking and creaking sounds. This is a clear sign that the wood is reacting to its environment. The humidity in the room, in particular, is part of the reason for this.

Wood is continuously adapting to the humidity levels of the surrounding environment due to the presence of water in the wood (moisture content). When the humidity is high, more water is retained in the cells and gaps of the wood than when the humidity is low. This water pushes the wood fibers apart and increases the volume of the wood. As soon as humidity drops, the amount of water content in the wood is also reduced. Since wood releases humidity to its surroundings, its volume will be reduced accordingly. This change in volume may be unnoticeable to the human eye, but this process has a critical effect on the condition of the furniture.

A challenge when it comes to furniture care: fluctuating and low humidity

When there is pronounced fluctuation in humidity or an insufficient amount of humidity in the air, wooden furniture may develop cracks, splits, or fractures. This risk is particularly high in fall and winter when indoor areas are being heated. This is a good time to pay attention to the maintenance of your furniture. Constant heating and low outdoor temperatures result in a great drop in the relative humidity in your home and thus in your wooden furniture.  To restore balance and optimal humidity levels, water must be actively added to the air.

Furniture care with Venta Airwashers

Our Venta Airwashers prevent dry indoor air and fluctuating humidity levels by adding moisture to the air. They are an important element of furniture care because they facilitate a consistent indoor climate and a harmonious relationship between the air and the wood. Venta Airwashers maintain constant relative humidity in indoor spaces in the optimal range of 40% -55%.

Venta Airwashers are not just important in furniture care, they also have a positive effect on hardwood floors and wooden instruments. Pianos, violins and woodwind instruments maintain their original sound, and their surface is kept in an immaculate condition. Optimal humidity levels also have a beneficial effect on mucous membranes and airways, which significantly reduces the risk of catching a cold in winter. In short, our Venta Airwashers are good for your health and an important factor in successful furniture care.

Furniture Care with Venta Airwashers

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