Controlling Static Electricity at Home

April 20, 2019

When static electricity builds up in a home, getting shocked can occur more frequently than you’d like. In addition, your hair might get frizzy, and your skin could suffer in a dry environment. Thankfully, there are simple solutions to address the problem.

Add Moisture to the Air

The basic idea behind fighting static electricity is to add moisture. When the air is more humid, the static electricity will naturally decrease. This is because water molecules can attach themselves to various surfaces, interfering with the process of electrical buildup.

Humidifiers can be used to combat dry air. There are a variety of styles of a humidifier, ranging from smaller units to large, whole-house models. In certain situations, a smaller component may be sufficient. However, it often makes sense to install a more capable product. At Reed Service Company in Beaumont, we can set you up with something that will work well given your home’s layout and existing HVAC system. For those with central air, we can seamlessly tie something into your system.

There’s no need to be worried about having too much moisture from a humidifier. In fact, these advanced systems can be set to keep humidity at certain levels.

Other ideas to reduce static are to add houseplants and use anti-static spray on carpets and upholstered pieces in your home. Houseplants are a natural solution, and they can add a lot to the overall air quality in your house.

Let Professionals Take Care of Your Needs

When your air quality is really faltering, it’s best to call in an expert. Anyone in the Greater Beaumont area can turn to Reed Service Company for assistance. We can answer your questions, provide you with recommendations, and address any concerns you may have. Our crew has been helping local residents for more than 40 years, and we’re dedicated to 100 percent customer satisfaction. We can also assist with heating and cooling repair, maintenance, and installation. Call us today to set up an appointment.