Controlling Static Electricity in Your Home

Cota's Comfort Heating & Cooling understands the stresses that can be caused by static electricity in your home. Under normal circumstances, the free electric charges that might migrate onto your clothes or body are removed by moisture in the air. If the air is dry, this transfer can’t take place, and the charges build up. This will eventually cause you to get zapped. Low humidity is especially a problem in the winter when the air is drier. There are a variety of steps that you can take to reduce static buildup in your home.

Increase the Humidity in Your Home

Installing a whole-house humidifier in your home is the best way to keep the humidity at an even level. This will ensure that there’s enough moisture in the air to keep charges from building up. Smaller humidifiers in various rooms in your home can also add moisture to the air.

Wear Natural Fibers

Natural fibers, such as cotton, are less likely to build up charges. Wearing a pair of shoes with leather soles around your home can keep the charges from transferring from the carpet onto your body.

Add Potted Plants

Potted plants are a great way to add moisture to the air in your home. The water from their leaves will evaporate into the air and increase the overall humidity.

Carry Dryer Anti-Static Sheets

Wiping surfaces down with dryer sheets is a great way to get rid of stray charges. You can carry a few sheets in a pocket and use them on chairs before you sit down. They work well for car seats as well as indoor couches.

Helping You Control Static

Cota's Comfort Heating & Cooling is proud to be a locally owned and operated company serving the needs of our customers in Seymour, TN. We’re accredited by the BBB and very proud to employ a team of NATE-certified technicians. Our qualified experts are highly experienced in installing and maintaining humidifiers and air filters. We also provide heating and cooling services as well as automatic standby generators. To find out more about how we could serve your unique needs, give Cota's Comfort Heating & Cooling a call today.

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