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How Ionizers Keep Your Home Fresh

Posted by Cierra on July 29th, 2011

Waterfalls are good sources of negative ions.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?

Read more about how ionizers can keep your home fresh

Warm Up with 20% off Select Heaters from Sylvane

Posted by Ivey on January 24th, 2011

American Comfort RedCore R-4 Electric Infrared HeaterIs winter’s chill making your home uncomfortably cold? Restore your home’s comfort with warmth from a Sylvane space heater. Until February 7, all Delonghi heaters, Honeywell heaters, Vornado heaters, American Comfort heaters, and Soleus heaters are marked down 20%! Plus, you don’t have to waste your time searching for or remembering some super-secret coupon because we’ve already marked them down for you. Your only tough decision is picking the best heater for your needs (of course, we are always here to help with that, too.)
Check out some of the great heaters currently on sale

Vornado Heater Stands Up to Cold Winter Temperatures

Posted by Ivey on January 13th, 2011

Vornado PVH Panel Vortex HeaterWhen the weather forecast called for a wintry mix on January 9, like many Atlantans, I sat back and eagerly anticipated a snow day. I was definitely not prepared for multiple days of being stuck in my house. However, one positive outcome has resulted from what some are calling “Snowpocalypse”. Choosing a Vornado heater to keep my bedroom warm and toasty was a great decision. Find out more about the Vornado PVH Vortex Heater

Keep Your Office Space Warm and Toasty with the QMark Work Warmer

Posted by Ivey on December 3rd, 2010

QMark 202SLB Under Desk HeaterI’m pretty sure that my desk is located in some bitterly cold northern land. Although I see my co-workers using fans during the warm summer months and sitting comfortably jacketless during the cooler months, I’m not convinced that their desks are really in the same office building as mine. I am always cold. So when it’s time to test drive desk heaters, I am the first to volunteer. Recently, I tried out the QMark 202SLB Radiant Under Desk Heater.
Find out if the QMark Work Warmer warmed my frigid office space

Sylvane Heaters Receive Top Ratings from Leading Consumer Reporting Agency

Posted by Ivey on October 8th, 2010

Honeywell HZ-817 2 in 1 Whole Room Baseboard HeaterI must admit, fall is my favorite season—cool weather, warm colors, cozy sweaters, and pumpkin-flavored treats! However, the first chilly evening of this season was bittersweet. I realized that while my trusty Honeywell heater kept me cozy on the couch, it wasn’t powerful enough to heat my larger bedroom. Lucky for me (and you!), several of our heaters received top ratings from a leading consumer reporting agency.
Find out which Sylvane heaters topped the list

Electric Fireplaces Provide Warmth and Ambiance

Posted by Ivey on November 13th, 2009

Southern Enterprises Marquis Electric FireplaceFor many of us, the chill of winter makes us long for the snap, crackle, and pop of a cozy fire. However, installing a fireplace in our homes isn’t always an option due to financial reasons or property constraints (i.e., condos and apartments). Luckily, Sylvane has the next best thing (which, in some cases, may be even better). This week, we added a group of stylish and economical electric fireplaces to our extensive collection of portable heaters.

Electric fireplaces, like those manufactured by Southern Enterprises, are quickly becoming safer, low-hassle alternatives to built-in fireplaces. With traditional fireplaces, you have to consider what type of fireplace and features you want, where it will fit in your home, who will install it (Will you install it yourself or hire contractors?)—plus, you may need a building permit, which could take weeks to get!
Read more about electric fireplaces

Coming Soon: The World’s Smartest Heater

Posted by John on November 16th, 2008

Vornado TouchStone Vortex HeatersI’ve encountered a few semi-intelligent heaters – but none as smart as the Vornado TVH600 TouchStone Vortex Heater.

What makes it the world’s smartest heater?

While other smart heaters may be able to sense the room temperature, their sensors are located on the heating unit itself; of course, the space surrounding the heater will be warmer than the rest of the room. The Vornado TouchStone Vortex Heater takes this into account: its temperature sensor is located on the remote control for a truly intelligent reading! Read more about Vornado TouchStone Vortex Heaters

Top Five Space Heaters

Posted by John on November 11th, 2008

UPDATE: CLICK HERE TO VIEW OUR TOP 5 HEATERS FOR WINTER 2012!

A good space heater is the best way to keep warm and toasty all winter without sending your heating bills through the roof. Portable heaters give you extra heat right where you need it – safely and efficiently.

Here’s our list of the top five space heaters for Winter 2008: Read more about the best space heaters

DeLonghi Ceramic Heater Reviews

Posted by John on October 22nd, 2008

DeLonghi ceramic heaterIf you’re looking for a small, safe, reliable space heater that evenly heats a room, then you’ll love the ceramic space heaters from DeLonghi. These value-priced heaters oscillate from left to right and feature electronic control panels as well as tip-over and overheat protection.

How do ceramic heaters work?

Ceramic heaters contain ceramic plates and aluminum baffling. Electricity heats up the ceramic plates. The heat is then absorbed by the aluminum and blown into the room with a fan. Ceramic heaters are small and portable, and even though they heat up quickly, their plastic encasings remain cool to the touch. Read more about DeLonghi ceramic space heaters

Wood Heating Health Concerns

Posted by John on October 13th, 2008

This summer, with heating bills expected to rise 20% from last year, many people will turn to wood heating in an attempt to save money; however, wood burning poses serious health concerns.

The American Lung Association has expressed concern about wood heating, especially for people with asthma and other pulmonary diseases. Read more about wood burning and health

DeLonghi Vento TRV0715T Heater Review

Posted by John on October 11th, 2008

DeLonghi Vento HeatersThe DeLonghi TRV0715T Vento heater is, in my opinion, the best oil-filled radiator heater on the market. It’s also our best-selling heater so far this season because of its value price and its ability to heat a room 40% faster than traditional oil-filled radiator heaters. Read more about DeLonghi Vento heaters

Heating Prices to Soar This Winter – Learn How to Lower Heating Bills

Posted by John on October 8th, 2008

Forget about high prices at the gas pump. This winter, heating bills will be much more devastating to the already-struggling average American.

The U.S. Department of Energy estimates that the average American household will pay $1,182 for heat this winter – up 20 percent from last winter! Read more about lowering heating bills

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DeLonghi Heater Reviews

Posted by John on September 26th, 2008

DeLonghi Mica HeatersI don’t always agree with reviews from ConsumerSearch, but in this case, I agree that the DeLonghi Mica Panel Heater deserves the title of best space heater. This sleek, lightweight heater uses the mineral mica as a heating element, and it’s the best option for heating a room evenly, quickly, and safely. Read more about DeLonghi heaters