Tame the Static Electricity in Your Home

May 31, 2019

If you received a static electricity shock the last time you kissed your loved one goodbye, you might hesitate a bit before doing it again. Those zings can really hurt! Fortunately, there are steps you can take to get the static level in your home under control.

Why Shocks Happen

Static electricity is a problem in the winter because cold air is usually dry. It simply doesn’t retain moisture well. Both outdoor and indoor air can be affected.

In a dry environment, free electrons become a problem. The air is full of them, and they can cling to you as well. However, when you touch another person or an object, the electrons may quit clinging to you and instead jump over to the thing that you touched. That’s when you get a shock.

What You Can Do About It

Dry air contributes to the problem of static electricity, but moist air can resolve this issue. Running a humidifier will restore your Hudson home to the proper humidity level.

Ideally, you’ll keep your home at a relative humidity level of 50 percent. With a whole-house humidifier, you can improve the quality of the air in every room of your home. After that, you should notice a significant drop in the number of shocks that you receive.

Humidifying your air is the most important step in improving static electricity issues. To supplement the work of your humidifier, you can use anti-static sprays and keep a few houseplants around your home.

Importance of Professional Service

A whole-house humidifier should be installed by a professional. Not only will experienced technicians have the know-how to hook your humidifier into your system, but they’ll also know how to adjust the unit to the proper settings so it puts out just the right amount of moisture.

At Mario's AC in Hudson, FL, we have the experience to help. Not only can we install and maintain a whole-home humidifier, but we also offer services for air conditioners and furnaces. To schedule your appointment, call our team today.

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