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Author: Jennifer Frye

What Happens When You Don’t Vacuum?

What Happens When You Don’t Vacuum?

How often you vacuum usually depends on several dictating factors: how many people live in your home, if you have pets, if you have children, if you or anyone in your home has allergies or asthma, and how important a clean home is to you. (We all know the person who couldn’t care less about the pile of dirty dishes in the sink; chances are, they’re not too concerned with the appearance of their carpet, either!) How Vacuuming Helps According…

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Aerus Brings NASA-Inspired Technology to Mitsubishi Vehicles in Brazil

Aerus Brings NASA-Inspired Technology to Mitsubishi Vehicles in Brazil

Aerus partners with auto giant to protect drivers from deadly pollution, airborne viruses and bacteria São Paolo, Brazil – Mitsubishi Motors of Brazil has announced plans to outfit its Montero Full 2017 SUV with AutoPure, a technology developed and owned by Aerus, LLC, formerly Electrolux USA. An early stage version of the technology was developed by NASA scientists to manage contaminants on the International Space Station. Aerus has advanced and improved the original technology and it is now used in numerous…

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Bummed Out by Dull Flooring?

Bummed Out by Dull Flooring?

Unless your home’s brand new, there’s a chance you could look down at your flooring right now and feel certain that it’s seen better days. Has your family has worn a clear-cut path through the middle of your living room carpet? Does the hardwood in your kitchen have the sheen of an 19th century saloon? Has the grout in your tiled bathroom floor gotten so dingy you’d rather just move than get on your hands and knees with one more scrub brush? Are you…

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You Don’t Need Scented Carpet Powders; You Need a Better Vacuum!

You Don’t Need Scented Carpet Powders; You Need a Better Vacuum!

For a lot of people, getting something truly clean means it not only looks clean, it smells clean, and nowhere is that more true than for the carpets and rugs in your home. Decades ago, scented carpet powders came onto the home-cleaning scene, promising ways to deodorize your carpet and leave it smelling fresh. In actuality, many carpet powders simply deposit fragrance, and don’t actually lend themselves to getting your carpets any cleaner.  In fact, the powder can create the same…

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Understanding Vacuum Terminology

Understanding Vacuum Terminology

Most people consider a vacuum is a must-have appliance. Although technology has changed over the past half-century, the basic function of a vacuum cleaner really hasn’t: it’s designed to remove dirt, dust and debris from the floors and surfaces of your home. While certain features like functionality, accessories and general aesthetics have evolved, the core feature – power – is as important as ever. Several factors are crucial when it comes to determining how well your machine will work. Some of…

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7 Hacks To Upgrade Your Cleaning Routine

7 Hacks To Upgrade Your Cleaning Routine

Oh, the quest for a perfectly clean home! If only achieving that cleanliness weren’t so…tedious. Or time-consuming. Or just generally horrible. A life filled with work, family, and a bit of R&R leaves little time for household chores. The good news is, a little creativity can go a long way in redefining how you clean, and, in doing so, how much actual time you spend getting the job done. We’ve come up with 7 clever ways you can get your…

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Feeling Sneezy? How Pets Affect Your Winter Allergies

Feeling Sneezy? How Pets Affect Your Winter Allergies

Ever wondered why your allergies pick up in winter months? Actually, a lot of things could be to blame…like your favorite furry friend! Pets that might spend endless hours romping around outside during warmer months can find themselves confined indoors when the temperatures drop. That’s the right call for pets, but you and your family might experience an uptick in your allergies. Fortunately, there are some tips and tricks that can keep your pets warm and your family feeling healthy. Consider this strange fact: most people aren’t allergic to animal fur, but…

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What’s Your Indoor Air Quality Like This Winter?

What’s Your Indoor Air Quality Like This Winter?

The winter months bring a lot of wonderful things: holidays, family get-togethers, sipping cocoa while it snows outside, falling asleep in front of a warm fire. So as the temperatures drop, people predictably spend more and more time indoors…which is great for staying cozy, but maybe not so great for your health. Of all the seasons, winter presents the greatest indoor air quality (IAQ) conundrum: you spend most of your time indoors to keep warm, but what kind of air…

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Supplement With a Portable Heater and Save Big This Winter!

Supplement With a Portable Heater and Save Big This Winter!

With the weather dipping below freezing in many states, homes across the country are staring to crank up their heating system. Of course, with that warm, cozy air comes something a little less comforting: rising energy costs. If you have a larger home, it can be expensive to heat the entire space, especially if your activity is confined to a few select areas. In those types of scenarios, using a portable heater can be a great way to keep your immediate surroundings…

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What’s Lurking in YOUR Carpet?

What’s Lurking in YOUR Carpet?

From the moment your brand new carpet is installed, it slowly morphs from a lush surface for your family…to a magnet for dander, dust, bacteria, mold, mildew, dust mites, fecal matter and other allergens. In fact, according to the research of Dr. Philip Tierno, a microbiologist and immunologist at NYU’s Langone Medical Center and author of The Secret Life of Germs,  told Men’s Health that your carpet “probably contains about 200,000 bacteria per square inch, making it 4,000 times dirtier…

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