Static shock is a common problem during winter in Kilgore, Texas. Dry chilly weather creates the perfect conditions for static electricity to occur. If you’re struggling with the hassle and discomfort of high static levels and the resulting static shock, we have the fixes you need to stay comfortable this season.
On Your Clothing
Static affects clothing, causing to gather and seem as if it is clinging to your body. If you’re dealing with sweaters that won’t hang properly or clothing that give you a shock when you put them on, you have a serious static problem in your laundry. Use dryer balls or fabric softener sheets in the dryer to cut back on static. You can also use dryer sheets on already laundered clothing to help to get rid of the effects of static electricity.
In the Home
Do you get uncomfortable little shocks from touching the carpet, walls, or other parts of your home? This is due to an overall buildup of static electricity in your living space. The most common cause for this is low humidity. Increase humidity in your home with a whole-house humidifier. Built right into your HVAC system, this will help you maintain comfortable humidity levels and reduce static in every part of the house.
In Your Hair
Static electricity can cause some wild looks when it impacts your hair. This is another area where static is linked to low moisture levels. If you’re fighting a daily battle with static in your hair, your tresses need some extra conditioning. Switch to a moisturizing shampoo and make sure you’re using a daily conditioner. An occasional leave-in conditioning treatment can also help if your hair is excessively dry. Use a leave-in conditioner and boar bristle brush when styling to minimize static as you perfect your look.
Don’t let static overtake your home. Contact JD’s A/C at 903-374-4012 for whole-house solutions that will bump up your humidity, improve indoor air quality and increase your comfort levels this season.
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