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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-28-2011, 11:33 AM Thread Starter
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Static Electricity..

Hi all,

What are some ways you get rid of static electricity in your home/apartment? It is EVERYWHERE. Came to work today and took off my jacket and my hair just went nuts. My poor cats get off a blanket and you can hear the static and their fur is all messed up. I try to pet them and I shock us both.

I've heard that running the shower and leaving the door open so the steam gets everywhere works. Just wondering what everyone else does, if you need to at all.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-28-2011, 11:48 AM
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Yes a lot of static means your home is too dry and you need to add humidity. Running the shower will help (if you have a really small place) but that's a really wasteful way to do it. If you live in an apartment, get yourself a small humidifier.

I have a good sized house with a humidifier on my forced hot air furnace, but even that's not enough in the dead of winter. I wake up with a really dry mouth and get a bloody nose quite often. So I bought a small humidifier that I run in my bedroom at night. I love it, it works great. This is the one I have:





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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-28-2011, 12:12 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you The one you use is very inexpensive (and cute). I'll look around on Amazon to see my options!
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We have a humidifier for our bedroom, but the rest of the house is dry dry dry... The humidifier on the furnace doesn't work. I now try to remember to touch something before the cats. I have to admit though, it's kinda neat to pet them at night when the lights are off and watch the static on their fur lol
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-28-2011, 02:46 PM Thread Starter
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Touch something before the cats. Check.

I'll have to try petting them with the lights off! Never even thought about it.
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