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3 Tips to Manage Static Electricity from Your Heater

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To cut down on the static electricity in your home, your heating and air conditioning system is a good place to begin. That is unless you enjoy getting shocked every time you try to open a door!

Wintertime comes along with much drier indoor air as your furnace works harder to maintain comfortable temperatures. The dryness of the air, aside from shocks, can also produce dry skin and breathing issues. Luckily, the following three tips can help you improve conditions — and make those shocks a thing of the past.

Tip #1: Not an HVAC Tip, but Change Your Soles!

One of the quickest ways to reduce the static shocks that afflict you is changing your shoes. Rubber soles don’t allow as much electricity to discharge from your body as you walk — swapping these out for leather can make a considerable difference.

Tip #2: Combat HVAC Dryness with Humidifiers

Static charges appear more often in dry air, as moisture keeps electricity from building up. Using a humidifier to keep humidity levels in the ideal range will ensure the air doesn't get too dry. Optimal humidity will also help reduce airborne bacteria and allergens.

Tip #3: Get Your HVAC System Assessed

Static shocks might seem like an unavoidable part of the winter season, but they don't need to be. There's always going to be more you can do, and the best way to figure it out is with a professional's expertise in your corner.

Our friendly experts at Morelli Heating & Air Conditioning understand what it takes for a home to stay comfortable, regardless of the weather outside. To learn how we can help with your heating and air conditioning needs, reach out today.

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