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Increase Your Knowledge of Air Purifiers

Posted by Ivey on February 25th, 2010

Germ Guardian AC6000 Hygia Air Purifier Most people, especially those of us allergy- and asthma-sufferers out there, know that air purifiers can filter and cleanse the air in your home to provide much-needed relief from pollen, dust, ragweed, pet dander, chemical odors, and other airborne particles. But did you know that new air purifier models like the Germ Guardian AC6000 Hygia 6.0 offer even more benefits than traditional air purifiers? Furthermore, with all of the air purifier models available today, do you know how to choose the right one for you?
Find out more about germicidal air purifiers and get answers to your air purifier questions

Consumer Reports’ Best Vacuum Buys

Posted by Ivey on February 19th, 2010

Best Vacuum BuysWith a home occupied by two dogs, carpet, and loads of potential allergy triggers, I am always on the lookout for a great vacuum. For their March issue, Consumer Reports tested and rated 67 different vacuum cleaners. Two upright vacuum cleaners offered by Sylvane were chosen as CR Best Buys and an Electrolux canister vacuum ranked among the top five for canister vacuum cleaners.

Vacuums were compared and ranked among similar models based on price, weight, replacement bag costs, and overall score. The ratings also figured in test results based on carpet cleaning, bare floor cleaning, total airflow, noise, emissions, handling, and pet hair removal.
Learn more about top-rated vacuums from Sylvane

Sylvane Helps You Do Your Part

Posted by Ivey on February 11th, 2010

Pick 5 for the EnvironmentFinding ways to protect and preserve our environment seems to be on everyone’s minds these days. So, if you’re searching for new ideas to add to your green routine or just feel like you aren’t doing enough, check out the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Pick 5 for the Environment program.

Pick 5 encourages people to commit to five actions that promote conservation of the environment. The EPA provides a list of ten actions to help you choose your five. These actions range from using less water to eCycling. If after scanning the list, you’re still feeling stumped, Sylvane can help. Here are a few suggestions that help conserve the outdoor environment by treating problems in your indoor environment.
Read more about ways that Sylvane can help you do your part for the environment

Cockroaches Trigger Allergies and Asthma

Posted by Ivey on February 5th, 2010

Eliminate Food Sources to Avoid CockroachesCockroaches. They’re creepy, crawly — and a leading cause of allergies and asthma!

Cockroach allergens are found in the feces, saliva, and body parts of the insects. They cause allergy symptoms, such as irritated skin, itchy eyes and nose, scratchy throat, and can exacerbate asthma conditions. According to the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, there is a correlation between exposure to cockroach allergens and the development of asthma in children.
Read more about controlling cockroach allergy symptoms and asthma