I am an antique collector & a immense fan of interior design, but each piece of furniture in my house is carefully selected, & usually hand crafted, i put a lot of time & thought into how I decorate my home, so it’s pressing to myself and others that I protect my belongings & keep them in good condition. This past summer, there was a tremendous amount of humidity. The air was thick & heavy with moisture, & I began to notice that it was taking a toll on some of my furniture & decorations. It turns out that too much humidity in the air can cause wood to expand, which leads to damage of the item, however, you have to be careful because I lack of humidity can dry the wood out. If the wood gets too dry, it will crack causing even more damage. In an effort to keep my house looking nice, I ended up installing a dehumidifier. This attached right onto my central heating & cooling system, which made the whole process extremely easy. I have to be actually careful as to how I often I run the dehumidifier to ensure that I am not stripping the air of all of its moisture. It’s actually pressing that I keep the air at an optimal moisture level so that my furniture remains in good condition. I am so thankful that I have the dehumidifier so that I won’t face anymore problems. However, I wish it wasn’t such a balancing act in trying to keep the furniture nice, but now that I have the temperature control down, I intend to purchase a immense antique kitchen table. I am so gleeful to get it set up & see how it looks in my home.