How Do You Control Static Electricity in Your Home?

Static electricity may be fun for kids playing with balloons, but it can be very annoying when your home has too much. It can cause your clothes to cling together and your pet’s hairs to cling to surfaces in your house. And, don’t forget about those painful finger shocks. There are a few simple steps you can take that will help reduce the amount of static electricity in your home.

Use a Humidifier

Static electricity is worse in dry spaces. If the air in your home is very dry, it could make static electricity worse. Putting some water back into your air by using a humidifier can help decrease your static electricity problem.

You can purchase humidifiers for the different rooms in your house where you notice more of a problem, or you can have a whole-home humidifier installed by Hoff Heating & AC. When you install a whole-home unit, not only will the static electricity be decreased, but you will notice a decrease in skin and throat irritations, and your furniture will be less likely to crack or get warped.

Purchase Indoor Plants for Your Home

Greenery can help add some moisture back into your air also, so consider purchasing a few more decorative houseplants. When you water a plant, it sucks the water up through its roots. Then, some of that water is released back into the air. Spider plants, rubber plants, bamboo palm, and peace lilies are all options that can help decrease your static electricity problem.

Rub Your Furniture With Dryer Sheets

Rubbing a dryer sheet across upholstered furniture can help decrease the buildup of static electricity. The material of the dryer sheet will neutralize the charge on your furniture, reducing the risk that you’ll get shocked or items will cling to your furniture.

Reduce Your Static Electricity With Help From the Air Quality Experts

Hoff Heating & AC can help you reduce the buildup of static electricity in your house and improve the overall air quality by installing a whole-home humidifier. The experts at Hoff Heating & AC are also available if you need any heating or cooling services. Contact us today in the greater St. Louis area and learn how we can help you.