Static electricity can be annoying. It gives you those mini-jolts and zaps when you least expect it. Fortunately, you can reduce static electricity naturally in your home. The process is tied to how you configure your HVAC system.
What Causes Static Electricity?
Static electricity occurs most often when the air is dry. It’s especially common in the winter but can occur any time of the year. Dry air acts as an insulator that allows static electricity to accumulate in your body. You then feel the voltage discharge when you touch a door knob or other object that conducts electricity. So, here are some ways to reduce the presence of static electricity.
Switch to Ductless Heating
Add Potted Plants
Keep plenty of indoor plants in the household and water them regularly. The plants will absorb the water before evaporating it into the air. This adds the moisture necessary for reducing static charge.
Add a Home Humidifier
If dry air is causing static electricity, then add moisture by incorporating a portable home humidifier. Control humidity with a touch of a button. Just remember to maintain the appliance according to manufacturer instructions.
Use Dryer Sheets
When you dry your clothes after a wash, throw in a dryer sheet or two. The sheets coat your clothing with a conductive surface that prevents the buildup of electrons. You can also rub the sheet against your clothing.
Let Us Reduce Static Electricity
HVAC repairs and installation are important aspects of minimizing static charge indoors. Call WestCoast Heating and Air if you have an outdated HVAC system. Indoor air quality improvement is necessary to reduce static electricity.
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