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Anyone who has ever been out and about to the grocery store has experienced the same obnoxious little occurrence. Static charge. Getting “shocked” every time you reach down to grab a cart can be frustrating, but do you know what’s worse? When static electricity invades your home! Do your wrestle with frequent static shocks and charges in your Greater Lehigh Valley home? Well, the experts at Jack Lehr Heating, Cooling & Electric have some solutions that just might leave you “shocked” (or rather “unshocked”, hopefully)!
Don’t worry, we won’t go too deep into the science lesson, but a little understanding can go a long way! Put simply, static charge is the result of electrons (a negative charge) gathering and collecting on a surface, such as your leather shoes, or a particularly dry surface. This charge will stick around until grounded and negated by something such as metal. This is that “shock” you experience every now and again.
There are a few reasons for static. For instance we mentioned leather, which carries a natural negative charge. These easily generate static on surfaces such as nylon, found in carpets. But the real dominating factor, and why you seem to encounter more static in winter is this: dry things generate and attract electrons. This is why you get so much static when drying clothes! So how do you get rid of static? Easy:
At Jack Lehr, we always strive to bring our consumers the very best we can provide, whether it be a quick tip, or a home heating and cooling overhaul. We are dedicated to your complete satisfaction, and we never give up until our work is done! Contact us today to learn more about our heating, cooling and electrical services, and for more tips, tricks and ideas, keep up with our blog!