Static electricity is a wintertime nuisance caused by too-dry air. But you can alleviate the static electricity in your home by adding moisture to indoor air with a whole-house humidification system.

Do you have a problem with static electricity? It can lead to unfavorable conditions in the home, including:

  • Hair that stands on end.
  • Clothes that sticks to your skin.
  • Electric charges that is felt when you touch metallic objects.
  • Possible damage to electronic equipment due to electric charges.

The reason static electricity is so prevalent in the winter is because cold air is unable to hold as much moisture as warm air can. Thus, cold air is dry air. Humans feel more comfortable with indoor air that holds some moisture rather than air that is too dry. The amount of moisture in the air is measured as relative humidity. Low levels of relative humidity leads to static electricity, damage to wooden furnishings, dry nasal passages, spread of viruses, and other undesirable results.

A whole-house humidification system will add moisture to the indoor air. You’ll be able to determine the levels of relative humidity you prefer by controlling your whole-house humidifier. The humidifier is installed within your heating system and uses your system’s  blower to spread moisture into the air.

You can also expect to experience the many benefits of a whole-house humidifier, including:

  • Increased oxygen in your indoor air, helping you to breathe easier.
  • More moisture in your windpipe, which will help reduce your likelihood to get a cold.
  • Reduced symptoms of dryness on the skin, lips and eyes.
  • Less dust in the home, since moisture binds dust.
  • More comfort at lower temperatures, saving you money on energy bills.

Contact us at Stack Heating & Cooling for more information about whole-house humidifiers and how they can make your winter more comfortable. We’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have. We proudly serve northeast Ohio and have done so for more than 30 years.

Our goal is to help educate our customers about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).  For more information about static electricity and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.

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