Static Electricity


          What is Static Electricity? Well Google tells us it is “a stationary electric charge, typically produced by friction, that causes sparks or crackling or the attraction of dust or hair.”

To the rest of us, it is the constant annoyance that plagues our winter season. It causes clothes in the dryer to stick together and zap you when you try to separate them. It makes you hesitate before you touch the light switch because you know it’s going to zap you, or zaps you unexpectedly when you try to hug or kiss a loved one. Scientifically, static electricity is an imbalance of electric charges within or on the surface of a material. The charge remains until it is able to move away by means of an electric current or electrical discharge.

The best, most effective, and easiest way to reduce static in your home is to get a Whole Home Humidifier.

To stop the transfer of charge you could walk around your house in leather sole shoes instead of rubber, but this obviously doesn’t work outside of your home. You could wear less conductive clothing. For example wool, polyester and silk clothes are a big no-no when trying to avoid static. You could even spray your clothes and furniture with antistatic sprays (again, and again and again). The most effective way to reduce static is to increase your home’s humidity. The best, most effective and easiest way to do that is to get a whole home Humidifier.