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Month: March 2017

The Amazing Benefits of HEPA Filters

The Amazing Benefits of HEPA Filters

Of all the technology-related buzzwords, “HEPA filter” seems to be at the top of the list when it comes to sticking power – and for good reason. They’re the go-to standard when it comes to filters because they’re incredibly effective at what they do — which is removing 99.97% of air particles that have a size of 0.3 microns or more (as defined by the Department of Energy [DOE] standards). But…what does HEPA mean, exactly? HEPA is an acronym for high-efficiency…

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The Solution for Stuffy, Stale Air

The Solution for Stuffy, Stale Air

If you’ve ever walked into your home, wrinkled your nose and thought, “What is that smell?” then you might be suffering from SHD: stale house disorder. Okay, so that’s not a real disorder, but it can happen to anyone. And bad odors – particularly stale ones – can be tricky to get rid of, especially if you’d rather not use chemical-laden solutions or blanket your home with artificial fragrances to cover up the smell. Since homes today are built to be…

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How to Manage Your Spring Allergies

How to Manage Your Spring Allergies

Although some parts of the country have recently been under siege from an early-spring snowstorm, for most parts of North America, this winter was a pretty warm one. This means that spring has sprung in many parts of the US, and people are beginning to feel the effects of the oncoming spring allergy season. Pollen levels are already wreaking havoc for many, and they’re only expected to get worse. You might know the symptoms well: that throbbing headache, itchy, watery eyes and runny…

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Allergies or Asthma? Why Regular Vacuuming Matters

Allergies or Asthma? Why Regular Vacuuming Matters

If you’ve gone to purchase a new core household technology product or appliance  — washing machine, TV, dishwasher – you’ve probably noticed that with each iteration comes a whole lot of fancy upgrades. It’s faster! It’s smaller! You can login to social media while operating it! And while the fancy bells and whistles can be appealing, one question really remains: do these features make it a better product, and does it make life easier for you? That brings us to one…

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3 Health Benefits of Deep Cleaning Your Carpet

3 Health Benefits of Deep Cleaning Your Carpet

Deep cleaning your carpet can make it look great: it’s noticeably brighter, it smells fresher, and those stubborn little stains are gone. But a proper cleaning goes beyond simple aesthetics: it can deliver a lot of health benefits as well. If you’ve got asthma or allergy sufferers in your household, regularly cleaning your carpet can help make a big difference in the lives of those you love. One, deep-cleaning your carpets can eliminate trapped allergens, contaminants and pollutants. EPA studies have shown that indoor air pollution…

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