Take care of your indoor air quality

There is big money in comic books.

Thanks to all the Marvel and DC movies, old comics are selling for record prices.

My job is as an insurance adjuster, and I specialize in evaluating the worth of comic book collections. My job takes me all around the country, where I spend days on end pouring through stacks of old comics and determining their insurance value. It’s the best job I’ve ever had. I always like to give my clients some tips for enhancing the value of their comic books. I tell them that superior indoor air quality is the most important factor in long-term value. Collectors need to make sure they have a dehumidifier in the collection room, and if possible to use a dedicated HVAC system. I understand that for most people reading this, the idea of buying an entire HVAC system just for a comic book collection seems ludicrous, but let me explain. These are not just a normal collection of comic books. If you want to buy an insurance policy for your comics, it means you have money to spare, which means you can afford a new HVAC system. To preserve the books in the highest quality, they need the highest indoor air quality, and they need it in perpetuity. When your comic book collection might be worth millions of dollars at auction, a few thousand dollars for climate control sounds pretty reasonable, doesn’t it? For normal home collection I advise buying a nice dehumidifier, but for collections this big and valuable, get a whole new system.

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