Posted by Ashley on May 27th, 2011
Many of us at Sylvane have been abuzz for the past few weeks, prepping to roll out the newest vacuum brand to join our product catalog. This new addition couldn’t have come at a better time since we are deep in the throes of spring cleaning season, not to mention a pretty trying allergy season. (Have you seen those pollen counts?) So, what better to tackle all that dirt and debris in your home and help remove symptom-triggering allergens than a powerful Miele vacuum?
That’s right. Miele, the family-owned and operated German manufacturer of state-of-the-art home appliances—including an award-winning line of vacuum cleaners—has arrived at Sylvane!
Posted by Ivey on May 20th, 2011
While portable air conditioners are a great way to cool areas of your home without the need for expensive installation jobs, let’s face it, many of them are clunky and difficult to place discreetly in your home. However, the unique design of the Whynter Sno 13,000 BTU Portable Air Conditioner will change your perception of portable ACs.
Standing barely over a foot tall, the Whynter Sno features a sleek, modern design with rounded edges on the body. Available in two colors, the Whynter ARC-13S features a platinum finish and the Whynter ARC-13W is a versatile Frost White. The Sno’s diminutive height allows users to place the air conditioner in inconspicuous areas, such as a corner or behind a sofa. Of course, the chic design of this Whynter portable air conditioner lends itself to even the most modern, minimalist decor—with no need to hide it. If you need a blast of cool air in a different area, built-in front casters, two large back wheels, a retractable pull cord, and a convenient handle make moves a breeze.
Posted by Ivey on May 17th, 2011
Like hundreds of others, this year, Sylvane took part in the 2011 Fight for Air Climb. Sponsored by the American Lung Association, the event was designed to raise awareness about the need for healthy lungs and clean air as well as to raise much needed funds for lung disease research, treatment, and prevention.
Posted by Ivey on May 13th, 2011
Since adding Oransi to the Sylvane product catalog, this eco-aware company has consistently provided innovative, budget-friendly air purifiers that customers love. This week’s product spotlight is on the new Oransi v-hepa Max Air Purifier.
The Oransi v-hepa Max is a high-efficiency air purifier designed to keep your air fresh and allergen-free in spaces up to 600 square feet. Thanks to a robust three-stage filtration system, the compact v-hepa Max is well-equipped to handle a variety of air quality issues—from pollen, dust, and bacteria removal to odor control.
Posted by Ivey on May 11th, 2011
Like many women, one of my favorite things to do with girlfriends is get a mani/pedi. However, a recent study conducted by researchers at the Cancer Prevention Institute of California and Asian Health Services is making me think twice about getting my nails pampered.
According to a recent WebMD article, researchers monitored the health of 80 female nail salon employees at 20 different nail salons. The participants wore monitors attached to their shirt or coat collar that would measure concentrations of toluene, ethyl acetate, and isopropyl acetate over the course of a shift. Through this monitoring, the research team found that the salon workers were exposed to toluene levels that were twice the amount recommended by the California Environmental Protection Agency for indoor air.
Posted by Ivey on May 4th, 2011
Restful sleep is one of the most important elements in your baby’s healthy development. Two simple ways to ensure that your baby gets the best sleep possible are by testing your nursery air for irritants using a test kit from IndoorAirTest and using naturally hypoallergenic Kumi Kookoon nursery bedding.
Posted by Ivey on May 3rd, 2011
Today, May 3, 2011, is World Asthma Day. Organized by the Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA), World Asthma Day was created to raise awareness about asthma, asthma-related issues, and asthma care around the world. The theme for 2011 is “You Can Control Your Asthma”.
Eliminating airborne pollutants in your indoor environment is a great way to gain control over your asthma symptoms.
One of the best places to start is by cleaning the surfaces in your home with a HEPA vacuum cleaner, such as the Nilfisk GM80 Residential Vacuum. Great for allergy- and asthma-sufferers, the Nilfisk GM80 was designed specifically for use in homes and effectively removes 99.97% of particles from the environment that are 0.3 microns and larger thanks to HEPA filtration. This includes the elimination of asthma-inducing particles such as pollen, pet dander, dust, dust mites, and more. Plus, the Nilfisk GM80 vacuum cleaner features a bagged design, which means that once airborne contaminants are captured, they are permanently locked away from the air that you breathe. This Nilfisk vacuum also comes with 6.5-foot tapered plastic hose, a curved steel tube, a six-inch cone attachment, a 3-inch dust brush, a 5-inch upholstery nozzle, two straight steel wands, and a 3-in-1 floor nozzle to make sure that all of your surfaces are sparkling clean.