Posted by Ashley on February 24th, 2012
Are you battling a runny nose, itchy eyes, and a seemingly endless bout of sneezing? Don’t be so sure it’s just a cold. It could be spring allergies—in February. Strange, right?
Doctors think so too. For the past month, allergists across the country have been treating a new wave of patients suffering from spring allergy symptoms early, more than a month before the season typically begins. The reason, reports a recent WebMD article, is an uncharacteristically mild winter in many cities in the U.S.
Experts say that warmer-than-average winter temperatures around the country have triggered early tree pollination and led to higher pollen counts than normal for this time of year. As a result, we’re experiencing an early start to allergy season. And if you suffer from tree pollen allergies, you’re likely among the first to feel the effects.
Scientists have a hunch that an early allergy season could mean we’re in for a longer-than-average season. But because rainfall amounts have a bearing on how long trees and flowers pollinate; it’s too early to predict for sure. Whatever the outcome, if you are prone to seasonal allergies, now is a great time to get prepared.
Posted by Allison on February 17th, 2012
One of the best and easiest things you can do for your air quality is invest in an air purifier. Once you start shopping around, however, the choices can seem endless and overwhelming.
Posted by Ashley on December 21st, 2011
The holidays are here! It’s the season for rockin’ holiday parties, savory meals, decadent sweets, finding (or receiving!) that perfect gift, and most importantly, cherishing the time we spend with family and friends. While many of us look forward to the holidays with sparks in our eyes, others—namely the estimated 50 million Americans who suffer from allergies—aren’t always so keen.
Too often, the family Christmas tree, a beacon of holiday light and memories, quickly becomes your sneeze-inducing enemy. Your Aunt’s traditional walnut-sprinkled fruitcake has you racing in the other direction. And while all those scented candles add a wonderful fireside ambiance to any space, for you, they’re a stifling headache and a case of the sniffles waiting to happen.
With so many potential allergy triggers stacking up around you, it can be tough to share in the excitement of the season. To help you avoid the wrath of this season’s allergy traps, start with these helpful tips:
Posted by Ashley on December 9th, 2011
Do any amount of air purifier shopping these days and you’ll quickly learn it’s no secret that not all air purifiers are created equal.
You’ll see air purifiers designed to relieve allergies and asthma, combat odors, reduce chemical sensitivities, filter out smoke, fight pet dander, kill germs, and even help restore your air quality after a flood. In most cases, each type of air purifier features varying attributes and differing levels of filtration that make them effective in solving a specific problem. It’s not often you find an air cleaner that can address a wide range of indoor air quality issues sufficiently. Add to that a user-friendly but feature-rich control panel as well as the product’s ability to provide a great lifetime value—and you’ve got a winner on your hands.
With that, let me introduce (or re-introduce) you to the IQAir HealthPro Plus Air Purifier, our newly chosen Sylvane Air Purifier Category Winner.
Posted by Ashley on November 28th, 2011
Are you still in Black Friday shopping mode? Maybe you couldn’t find exactly what you were looking for or the deals you did find just didn’t scream “Great Value!” If you’re in the market for an air treatment product such as an allergy-relieving air purifier or a comfort-boosting space heater (and more), the Sylvane Cyber Monday 2011 Sale is just what you need to get your shopping karma back on track.
Create your own sale when you save 10% site-wide on all orders over $150.* Choose from hundreds of products all designed to help you create healthier indoor air—and a healthier home—at an affordable price. We’ve also extended all of our sought-after Black Friday 2011 Deals to give you one final chance to save BIG and kickoff the holiday shopping season right.
Be sure to visit the Sylvane Cyber Monday 2011 Deals page for all the sale details. Hurry, this sale ends at midnight!
*10% off site-wide discount excludes Miele and Dyson vacuums. Only valid on orders over $150.
Posted by Ashley on November 25th, 2011
Black Friday 2011 is here! Today is the day savvy shoppers wait for all year long; the “Superbowl of Shopping” as it’s been called. It’s a day of eye-popping deals and a day that marks the official kickoff to the 2011 holiday shopping season. And yet, Black Friday is also notorious for its heavy traffic backups and congestion. When you couple that with weaving through crowds of eager shoppers—sometimes a little too-eager— it can quickly turn into a day of frustration.
This year, save yourself from the potential stress of a typical Black Friday and spend your day shopping from the comfort of your own home. Shop the Sylvane.com Black Friday 72-Hour Sale and save BIG on our bestselling products!
Posted by Ashley on November 23rd, 2011
I know many of you (like me) will spend the bulk of today and part of tomorrow hard at work peeling, stuffing, roasting, slicing, dicing, baking, and otherwise prepping the ingredients of the perfect Thanksgiving dinner. You probably haven’t even started thinking about your Black Friday plans. And let’s face it, after all that cooking and hectic planning, do you really want to venture out into the tiresome crowds of eager shoppers vying for the best deals?
If that doesn’t sound like an enjoyable way to spend your Friday, we’ve got a secret shopping tip that will give you the best of both worlds. All you have to do is wake up, get your coffee and maybe a slice of that yummy leftover pie, and head to Sylvane.com. Starting Friday, November 25th, shop the Sylvane Black Friday 72-Hour Sale and get great deals on many of our bestselling products from the comfort of your own home—yep, even in your pajamas.
Posted by Diamond on November 1st, 2011
The Sylvane break room has been decorated and decked out. Balloons and streamers are set to go up and a colossal sheet cake has been ordered. So what’s the big occasion you ask?
It’s our birthday! Next Friday, known around Sylvane office as 11-11-11, marks our eleventh anniversary celebration and you’re all invited. We’ve been in business for eleven years and would like to thank you with an anniversary sale that’s for the books: 11 Days of Deals starting today and extending until Nov. 11th.
Posted by Diamond on October 21st, 2011
We’re only one month into the beautiful Fall season and half of the U.S. is already seeing chilly, windy weather that feels more like winter. Yesterday, with the low here in the mid-30s, I had to pull out my old faithful space heater for the first time since January and boy was it a lifesaver! Portable heaters are great for days when it’s not cold enough to run your central heating unit. They also serve as an efficient source of supplemental heat to your central system, leading to significant savings on rising energy costs.
There are so many benefits of using a personal space heater; I could go on and on. So if you don’t already have one, there’s no time like the present. Just in time for cool Fall nights, our most popular space heaters from top brands are on sale for up to 25% off the original price now through October 31st.
Posted by Ashley on October 14th, 2011
Take one look around your favorite store this month and you’ll be dazzled by scores of pretty pink products that incorporate the iconic pink ribbon symbol. That’s because October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month—a time when individuals and organizations come together to promote awareness and education about the disease and raise funds for research, prevention, and finding a cure. This month, while you’re perusing these products and raising awareness in other ways, remember you can also shop pink and show your support with Rabbit air purifiers.
California-based Rabbit Air will donate 5% of each sale of the Rabbit Air BioGS Special Edition Air Purifier to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. The money raised will go toward funding genetic and clinical research at medical centers worldwide as well as to increasing public awareness and educating individuals about prevention and early detection. To date, The Breast Cancer Research Foundation has raised more than $330 million for breast cancer research, awareness, and the search for a cure, with more than 90 cents of every dollar donated going directly to awareness programs and research grants.
Posted by Ashley on September 16th, 2011
Now that the dreaded fall allergy season is upon us and you’ve likely heard the not-so-good news that allergy experts are predicting one of the worst allergy seasons yet, there’s a new air purifier on the block.
Meet the new Oransi v-hepa Finn Air Purifier.
On first glance, you’ll see the Oransi Finn as a sleek tower air cleaner with a remarkable ability to blend in with any almost any décor. With a modern design and neutral colors, you can immediately picture it anywhere in your home – next to your favorite reading chair, for instance. Yet, like most things, there is definitely more to it than meets the eye.
Posted by Ashley on September 2nd, 2011
For many Americans, Labor Day isn’t just a time to reflect on our achievements as a dedicated workforce and celebrate the end of summer with one last blowout barbecue. Labor Day is also your first chance flex those savvy deal-grabbing skills and find the biggest and best sales to kick off your fall/winter shopping season right. Sylvane is certainly no exception to this tradition.
Starting today September 2nd and continuing through Labor Day, Monday September 5th, shop our amazing Labor Day Weekend Sale and save big on many of our most popular air treatment products! Our selection of deals and offers spans many product categories, including our bestselling air purifiers and replacement filters, air conditioners, fans, dehumidifiers, electric fireplaces, and vacuums.
Posted by Cierra on July 29th, 2011
If you’ve been looking for an air purifier lately, you may have noticed several that include ionizers. Though they’re beginning to appear practically everywhere, ionizers are common features found in air purifiers, fans and air circulators, heaters, and swamp coolers. But what, exactly, is an ionizer—and why should you invest in a product with one?
In short, ionizers emit ions—charged particles—to help an air purifier’s filters trap contaminants in your indoor environment. Many of our air purifiers, such as the Honeywell HFD-120-Q Tower air purifier, now feature ionizers to capture particles that otherwise would be too small to filter out. This is extremely helpful if you have allergies, asthma, or chemical sensitivities, as ionic air purifiers more effectively remove pollutants ranging from pollen, mold, dust, and pet dander to viruses, smoke, odors, and chemical toxins.
But in addition to boosting air quality, ionic air purifiers also reduce static electricity, improve your mood, and help ward off fatigue. So how can such a simple mechanism have so many positive effects?
Posted by Cierra on July 22nd, 2011
For those of you in the market for a new air purifier, have I got great news! We have unveiled a month-long sale on Blueair air purifiers, renowned for their effectiveness, eco-friendliness, and attractive designs. Through August 15th, every Blueair air purifier we offer now ranges from $50 to $200 off the original price.
One of the first qualities you’ll notice about Blueair purifiers is their sturdy, modern designs. That sleek appearance is the result of an award-winning Swedish aesthetic and resilient steel housing that is both environmentally-safe and smooth to the touch. Plus, every Blueair air purifier is 100% recyclable and never releases ozone or off-gasses harmful chemicals. (That means you can breathe easier knowing that these air cleaners won’t be sitting in a landfill for the next 1,000 years refusing to decompose.) This is definitely not a product I’d be ashamed to have sitting right in my living room for everyone to see.
Posted by Cierra on July 15th, 2011
While long known to be a harmful substance, formaldehyde was officially declared by the U.S. National Toxicology Program (NTP) to be a known carcinogen on June 10th, 2011. Included in the 12th edition of the Report on Carcinogens, formaldehyde was noted to cause otherwise rare nasal, sinus, and throat cancers as well as myeloid leukemia. Formaldehyde had already been listed as “reasonably anticipated to be a human carcinogen” in prior editions of the report since the 1980s; its updated status to “known carcinogen” was prompted by recent examinations of occupational and animal studies on the effects of prolonged exposure to the gas.
Formaldehyde, a colorless gas with many industrial applications, can be found in furniture glues, car exhaust, plywood and particle wood, building materials, cleaning products, cosmetic chemicals, and biological preservatives, among other places. It is also released during combustion and is therefore generally present in fireplaces, stoves and ovens, smog, and tobacco smoke. Traces of the chemical have been measured in food and drinking water, and our bodies naturally produce formaldehyde in small quantities.