7 Benefits of Stick Vacuums

7 Benefits of Stick Vacuums

Vacuum cleaners are a convenience of modern times and as all technologies, vacuum cleaners have gotten better over time. Today, vacuums come with more attachments then you’ll probably ever need. You can get them with the advertised power of a hurricane and some can be changed into so many different … [Read more...]

7 Ways A Vacuum Cleaner Can Help Prevent & Relieve Allergies

7 Ways A Vacuum Cleaner Can Help Prevent & Relieve Allergies

If you suffer from allergies, and many of us do, you’ve probably tried a wide range of ways to help prevent and relieve your symptoms. There's a number of ways to do this, assuming that you know what are causing your allergies to begin with. If you're like most people, you probably rely on … [Read more...]

Steam Mops vs. Steam Vacuums: The Pros & Cons

Steam Mops vs. Steam Vacuums

A decade ago, having a steam cleaning vacuum or a mop that was fancier than a stick with dreadlocks was pretty much a dream for your average homeowner. Over the last few years, however, an influx of technological advances and new features have created a wide variety of steam cleaning devices that … [Read more...]

Top 8 Hidden Places You Might Find Mold


Information about how hidden mold in our homes can make us sick has been well documented by the media and contractors who make a living removing mold from buildings. We all expect that mold might be lurking in the moist and dark places in our homes, such as in basements or crawl spaces. But there … [Read more...]

Why You Should Clean Your Air Ducts


If you’re a homeowner, it might be easy to forget to take care of your air ducts. However, you should make an effort to make it a part of your regular home maintenance. Keep in mind that air duct cleaning is still in its early stages, so it is difficult to pinpoint when exactly to clean your ducts. … [Read more...]

7 Tips for Treating Your Child’s Allergies


Allergies can cause a lot of symptoms, such as sneezing, itching, wheezing and coughing. Most adults are used to the symptoms, but for a child, it can be miserable. While a child's reaction triggers might change over time and with age, it is important for all parents and guardians to learn their … [Read more...]

How Carbon Monoxide Detectors Can Protect Your Family


Although constantly present within the air in your home, carbon monoxide (abbreviated as CO) is a toxic gas which can pose serious risks when it accumulates beyond a certain level. To complicate matters, it is colorless, odorless, and otherwise imperceptible to human senses, making identification of … [Read more...]

The Hygiene Hypothesis and Your Health


If you are normally obsessed with housekeeping, the Hygiene Hypothesis is like a free pass to give up your obsession—guilt-free! On the other hand, if dusting and vacuuming don’t float your boat, so to speak, then the Hygiene Hypothesis may give you carte blanche to continue life among the dust … [Read more...]

Allergy Symptoms and Impaired Driving: Is There a Connection?


The sneezing, coughing and wheezing you do when allergy season starts are more than a hassle and a headache, according to a recent study. Researchers have likened the symptoms of allergies to being under the influence of alcohol. If you are behind the wheel, that can pose a significant threat to you … [Read more...]

Best Pets for Allergy Sufferers


You may love dogs, cats, and other furry critters, but their dander may not love you back. In fact, approximately 15% of the U.S. population experiences dog or cat related allergies. Pet allergies can cause a variety of reactions: from congestion and facial pressure to eczema and hives. If you are … [Read more...]

What Capacity Dehumidifier Do I Need?


Deciding on a dehumidifier can certainly be a difficult task. Many people are put off by the many options available to them. Not only are there many different brands and types to choose from, but dehumidifiers also tend to throw people off by use of a pint rating, in reference to models. Most know … [Read more...]

Maintaining Your Window Air Conditioner


Proper maintenance of your through-the-wall or window air conditioner should be performed regularly and particularly at the beginning and conclusion of the season in which it is used. This also applies to heat and cool units that may be used year-round. Keeping up with maintenance of your unit will … [Read more...]

Portable Air Conditioner Accessories

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When buying a portable air conditioner, you will notice that there are many “accessories” that are either additional or come standard with your unit. Here is a brief break down of the most common accessories and whether or not you should expect them to come with your portable air conditioner … [Read more...]

Central Air Conditioner Alternatives

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Before the heat sets in, there are various things to take into consideration before paying to update, fix or replace your central air conditioning system. There are alternatives to think about before making this huge expense. There are essentially three substitutions to central air conditioning, … [Read more...]

Tips on How to Survive a Heatwave


When a heatwave strikes, the soaring temperatures can be very uncomfortable, especially for those without conventional air conditioning. In some cases, it can also pose severe health risks. Below are some tips for beating the heat. 1. Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate Your body needs water to keep cool … [Read more...]