ELIMINATING STATIC ELECTRICITY by Vickie Kline

With cool, dry weather fast approaching, I thought it may be good to re-post this blog from February 2012…

Are you getting shocked every time you touch something in your home… or scaring a pet when you reach to pet them and they get hit with a bolt of electricity… or is your hair out of control because you can’t rid it of static electricity… or are your clothes clinging in all the wrong places? Well, the answer is simple to de-electrify your home or office… simply put moisture in the air, better known as humidity.

During the cold winter months when the air in your home or office is too dry, in addition to static electricity you may experience a dry throat and nose, respiratory problems, nagging cough, dry skin, and have uncomfortable pets because of itchy skin. Adding moisture to the air will solve all these problems and make everyone more comfortable.

The process of adding moisture to the air is simple, a small humidifier is all you need. There are many models available at Walgreens, Walmart, Target, or any general department store. The unit doesn’t have to be big or intrusive, but can be small enough to be out of the way on the floor or set on a small table.

Most problems begin to occur in October or November when the weather turns cold and will continue until things warm up again around March. I run my humidifier in my bedroom during the night for these winter months to help me sleep better and wake up feeling hydrated and ready for the day. Humidity in your home should be 30% to 50% and you can measure this if desired. But, you’ll be able to tell when the humidity is right because the problems will disappear and you’ll be comfortable. (If you reach the point where you have moisture collecting on your windows, the humidity is probably too high and you can cut back on running the humidifier).

So, if you’re experiencing some of the symptoms of dry air this winter, use a humidifier to make yourself, your pets, and everyone in your home more comfortable.

Strive to be healthy!

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Monica
    Feb 07, 2012 @ 07:54:47

    We are sooo happy with our whole-house humidifier. It has made an amazing difference in dry scratchy throats, static electricity, and the number of colds we (don’t) get around here. It’s amazing. You can either get them installed when you’re getting a new heating and air system, or you can buy them at Lowe’s or Home Depot for under $200 and install/have them installed. Definitely worth the $$!

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  2. Carpet Cleaning Camden
    Mar 03, 2012 @ 21:47:52

    I’m not positive where you are getting your information, however good topic. I must spend some time finding out more or figuring out more. Thanks for excellent information I used to be in search of this info for my mission.

    Reply

    • vjkline
      Mar 05, 2012 @ 11:31:23

      Most of my information is from personal experience and things I have discovered through researching different products. Hope you have time to check out other related topics… and more to come. Thanks.

      Reply

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