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Humidifiersbut we are talking about electricity, static electricity.

Heating season has been delayed by some terrific weather but it sounds like that great is coming to an end this evening with our first winter storm to arrive this weekend.

Heating season means dry air and dry air means static electricity. Dry air is hard on a lot of things, especially your body but the most noticeable thing you will find in your home is those static electricity shocks you will be receiving if you don't fire up that humidifier soon.

Humidifiers come in three basic designs and all kinds of shapes and sizes. There are automatic humidifiers built into some furnaces, there are cool air humidifiers, and there are steam humidifiers. They all do the job and they all require some maintenance so it's important to read the directions when you purchase one.

Every furnace man that I know personally discourage the automatic humidifiers built into the furnace because they say a built in humidifier will shorten the life of the furnace.

Bob Timm, National Marketing Realtors, Minot ND



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Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad


Sorry to hear you have a storm coming but I suppose it's that time of year.

We don't have an issue with static electricity in our area but we sure did in New England! Good advice about the dehumidifier


Nov 16, 2016 03:10 AM #1
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good afternoon Bob,

We all need a jolt now and then to keep our attention span going!

At least we get to wait until Sunday or Moanday.

Make yourself an astonishing day.

Nov 16, 2016 03:13 AM #2
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Bob "RealMan" Timm - As low as the humidity is in our area, I don't recall much static electricity.  But you bring up a great point for those who get a lot of it during the drier winter months. Good post. 

Nov 16, 2016 04:32 AM #3
Michelle Carr-Crowe-Top 1% Diamond Certified Real Estate Team Sells Cupertino San Jose Homes-Just Call 408-252-8900
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This is news to me-we must not get a lot of static electricity in Silicon Valley.

Nov 16, 2016 04:56 AM #4
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I know from my childhod when we had a indoorwood stove we had  a lot of static.

Nov 16, 2016 09:28 AM #5
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

I got a good shock from my husband yesterday and it was a big surprise. I know more will come as we go into the winter months.

Nov 16, 2016 09:45 AM #6
Cody Carmen
Adhi Schools, LLC - Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Market Analysis--Educational Content, Adhi Schools

Great info and reminders. Better to start preparing now than wait until conditions are worse

Nov 17, 2016 09:50 AM #7
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