During the winter months, you probably will notice your home has an increase in static electricity. Static electricity is more common because the dry air has replaced the moist air in the winter. Luckily, there are ways to control the static electricity that forms in your rooms.
Why Does Moisture Stop Static Electricity?
Water is a conductor for electrons to move freely in your home. When water condenses on the surface of an item, these electrons travel to find other electrons. Static electricity is caused by the missing particles. There are many ways that you can reduce static electricity in your home. You will want to add more moisture to reduce the risk of shock. Here are a few ways that you can accomplish this task.
Add a Home Humidifier
A home humidifier is the best option for most homeowners. This system adds moisture throughout your entire home. It also keeps the humidity at a constant level during the year. A home humidifier can be installed into the HVAC system. It uses ductwork to push the moisture into your spaces. The thermostat monitors and controls the humidity levels. If you need a humidifier for your home in Denver, call Cooper Heating & Cooling today.
Plants are another way to add moisture to your home. They can absorb water and then release it as water vapor in the air. You can add natural plants to stop static shock from occurring.
Try an “Anti-static” Spray
There are many anti-static sprays on the market. You can even make your own spray. Fabric softener and water in a spray bottle is a great anti-static mix. Once you have mixed the ingredients, you can spray it over the soft surfaces such as carpets and couches. You should use this spray once a day.
If you are looking for a permanent solution to stopping static electricity, you should contact our team of professionals. In addition to heating and cooling, we also offer plumbing and electrical services as well. Contact Cooper Heating & Cooling in Denver to schedule your next appointment.
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.