Do you ever feel a shock when you flip a light switch in your house? This phenomenon is caused by static electricity, and it most often happens in the winter when the air is extra dry. While static electricity isn’t harmful, it can be a nuisance. Fortunately, there are a few easy ways to cut down on the static electricity in your home.
1. Use Dryer Sheets
Static electricity has a tendency to build up in clothes, towels, and bed linens, causing them to deliver unwanted shocks throughout the day. Not to mention, it can lead to a truly crazy hair day. Next time you dry a load of laundry, toss in a dryer sheet or a damp washcloth near the end of the cycle. This will cut down on the amount of static buildup in your linens.
2. Add Humidity to the Air
Static electricity builds up in dry air, which is why you most often experience it in winter. By adding moisture back into the air, you can reduce the amount of static in your home. At Cooper Heating & Cooling, we offer high-quality humidifiers that can keep your entire home at the optimum level of humidity all year round.
3. Use Anti-Static Spray
For large surfaces, anti-static spray will do the trick. A spray-on static solution is perfect for couches, carpets, loveseats, and other large furniture items. Anti-static spray is widely available at most major retail stores. If you can’t find it, you can easily make your own by mixing fabric softener with water. Simply apply a spritz to your furniture once a day until you notice a reduction in static shocks.
Dependable Heating and Cooling Experts
When you notice an uptick in pesky static electricity around your home, give these three simple steps a try. If you’re ready for a new built-in humidifier to perfectly balance your home’s humidity, Cooper Heating & Cooling is here to take care of the installation. We provide skilled heating and cooling services, including installation, repair, and maintenance, in Denver, Fort Collins, and Colorado Springs. Give us a call today.
Luke Cooper is the General Manager of the Cooper Green team and son of Gary Cooper, owner and CEO of Cooper HVAC. After years in the field, Luke took his talents to management and has helped thousands of Colorado homeowners during hot summers and frigid winters. His decade of experience in the field and guiding the company makes him one of the most knowledgeable individuals in Colorado on HVAC, plumbing, electrical and other home services.