Posted by Ivey on February 27th, 2013
Getting a restful night’s sleep is essential to your child’s health. Cold season and dry winter weather can make this difficult for your infant or toddler because of coughing, runny noses, dry skin, nasal congestion, and other uncomfortable symptoms often seen this time of year.
To help children rest easier both day and night, many parents often add a humidifier to their child’s room. Humidifiers blanket rooms with a soothing, delicate mist to help children breathe easier and get relief from flu-like symptoms. With so many people touting the effectiveness of humidifiers, including pediatricians and allergists, it’s no wonder that there are so many models available.
Here are a few tips about how to choose the best humidifier for your infant or toddler.
- Warm versus Cool Mist Humidifiers. Although some parents choose warm mist humidifiers for perceived protection against bacteria growth, cool mist humidifiers are frequently recommended for infants and toddlers. Unlike their warm mist counterparts that can cause burn risks for children due to heated water in the tank, cool mist humidifiers offer the same benefits and no possibility of hot water coming into contact with curious hands and fingers. Cool mist is also preferred for children with asthma. Read more tips for choosing a child's humidifier
Posted by Tony on February 13th, 2013
The end of February is a mixed bag of weather across the US—some people see record-breaking snow or horrible thunderstorms, while others (including myself) are preparing for an early spring allergy season. Presidents Day happens to fall around this time every year, and at Sylvane we’ll be celebrating with a major sale on products you can use in any weather.
Until February 19, we’re offering discounts on everything from heaters and humidifiers to vacuums and steam cleaners. Read on to learn more about our deals and who should consider taking advantage of them. See Our Presidents Day Sale Information!
Posted by Tony on December 18th, 2012
Still doing last-minute Christmas shopping? Home products are often overlooked as gifts but can make great ideas for friends and family members. From space heaters to humidifiers, customers have written us about various products they’ve given or received as gifts. These products are useful and make life easier at home. Let’s look at what customers have to say about Sylvane products they’ve received as gifts:
Crane Adorable Humidifiers: In addition to their cute animal designs, these humidifiers also provide cold mist to dry air and can help soothe stuffy noses, itchy throats, and other cold symptoms. These features make them popular in children’s rooms. Designs include a pig, tiger, cow, frog, and more!
- As a Gift: “We received Penelope the Pig as a baby gift. We use it to help my daughter breathe easier at night now that temperatures are dropping. It’s really easy to use and a breeze to keep clean. Looks super cute in her nursery too!” -Ashley, Sylvane team member See what other Sylvane customers say about their product gifts!
Posted by Allison on March 5th, 2012
I’m a huge fan of wine. Up until I started dating a certified wine specialist, I pretty much solely enjoyed the drinking process. However, after two years of swirling and sipping, undertones and tannins – I have an entirely new appreciation for the art of wine-making.
Have you ever bought a really nice bottle of wine, brought it home and saved it for a special occasion – only to find yourself greeted by a disappointing bitter taste when you popped the cork? It’s an all-too-familiar story for many wine lovers. Sometimes, the culprit is a faulty cork. More often, however, it’s the air conditions.
Most homes maintain a temperature of about 70° F, with humidity levels around 20-30%. The proper conditions for storing wine are very different, however – and not exactly ideal for daily living. That’s why many wine enthusiasts store their wine in a cellar that is separate from their homes.
Keep reading about ideal air conditions in wine cellars.
Posted by Allison on February 3rd, 2012
Let’s face it – no matter which team you’re cheering for, we’re all interested in one thing this Sunday: commercials!
Vicks is an official sponsor of the NFL. Their NyQuil/DayQuil ads depicting professional football coaches, players, and fans make an obvious statement about the power of their medication to put even the most restless people to sleep in an instant.
We all know how important it is to get proper amounts of rest. But with changes in the weather and post-holiday stress, it can be hard to get enough sleep this time of year. Our sinuses can have a hard time keeping up, and taking medication every night can be exhausting.
Did you know that Vicks makes another product that can help you sleep better?
Keep reading about this commercial.
Posted by Ashley on January 13th, 2012
Humidifiers are invaluable tools that can help boost your indoor comfort, soothe your baby’s delicate respiratory system, and even reduce heating costs during the cold winter months. But did you know that humidifiers also have another important purpose? They can help you—and your little ones—stay healthy during flu season. With the 2011-2012 flu season peaking this month, read on to learn 4 reasons you should be using a humidifier right now.
- Humidifiers may stop the spread of flu germs.
A 2009 study conducted by the National Academy of Sciences found that flu germs survive and spread more easily in dry air conditions. These results suggest that boosting your indoor humidity level makes it less likely for flu germs to survive and transmit to those around you. Aim to maintain a humidity level of between 45 and 50% to curb the spread of germs. An inexpensive hygrometer can help you stay on top of humidity measurement.
Read more about how humidifiers help you stay healthy
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!
Read more about the Sylvane 2011 Black Friday Sale
Posted by Ashley on November 11th, 2011
It’s been a week of celebration and reflection in the halls of Sylvane as we commemorate 11 great years of being your trusted resource for air treatment solutions and education about indoor air quality issues. Over the past 10 days, we have offered you—our loyal customers—10 amazing deals on many of our most popular and bestselling products. Today, on our 11th birthday, we’re bringing back those deals for one final birthday blow-out sale!
Now through midnight, be sure to take advantage of these great offers:
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.
Read more about the Sylvane story and get details on our big anniversary sale
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.
See full details of Sylvane's Portable Heater Sale
Posted by Ivey on February 22nd, 2011
To relieve respiratory problems, sinus irritation, and other uncomfortable symptoms associated with dry air, humidifiers are often a first line of defense. However, did you know that humidifier water tanks can be a breeding ground for mold and bacteria? Furthermore, without proper care, your trusty humidifier can actually damage your air quality by circulating these irritants throughout your environment.
That’s why this week’s featured product is the Pure Guardian H4600 Ultrasonic Digital Humidifier. This innovative humidifier makes it easy to keep your room’s air moisturized and free of harmful mold and bacteria using Silver Clean Technology.
Find out more about the Pure Guardian H4600 and Silver Clean Technology
Posted by Ivey on February 15th, 2011
It’s no secret that Sylvane has one of the most comprehensive product catalogs in the industry. That’s why each week I am going to spotlight a different product to help you get better acquainted with our air treatment solutions. What better way to start than with one of our most unique products—the Oskar Humidifier by Stadler Form?
When you think of humidifiers, what comes to mind? Probably a bulky-shaped device filled with water or maybe you are picturing your niece’s humidifier with the frog face. Either way it probably isn’t very chic or something that you would proudly display. The stylish design of the Stadler Form Oskar will definitely change your perception of humidifiers.
Find out more about the Oskar
Posted by Ivey on January 20th, 2011
Whether it comes from a roaring, rustic fire or your dependable central heating system, nothing is quite as comforting during the chilly winter months as walking into your home and being enveloped in warmth. For all of the comfort that a warm home provides, it removes a crucial element of your healthy indoor environment—moisture. Adding a humidifier to your area can restore proper moisture levels to your home as well as re-ignite your comfort.
Along with creating a generally uncomfortable environment, parched indoor air can lead to chapped lips, dry and itchy skin, irritated sinuses, upper respiratory problems, and more. It can also cause structural damage to your home and furnishings by causing wood to crack. To protect yourself and your home, take advantage of one of these top-rated Sylvane humidifiers, recently recognized by a leading consumer reporting agency. Find out which Sylvane humidifiers received top rankings
Posted by Ivey on November 19th, 2010
Humidifiers are a great way to restore moisture to uncomfortably dry, cold indoor environments. However, not all humidifiers are created alike. In fact, a dirty humidifier can add more to your home than just moisture—like mold spores, bacteria, and other airborne irritants. These unwelcome additions to your air can cause an onslaught of allergy symptoms, asthma flare-ups, respiratory problems, and more.
To help you keep your air perfectly moisturized and healthy, we have added the top-rated Air-O-Swiss humidifier line to our extensive online catalog of air treatment products. Known for their quiet operation, reliability, ease of use, bacteria-free design measures, and of course their effective performance, Air-O-Swiss humidifiers are truly exceptional products.
Read more about Air-O-Swiss Humidifiers
Posted by Ivey on October 15th, 2010
With the threat of a colder than normal winter looming over the Northwest due to La Niña and increasing crude oil prices impacting people using oil to heat their homes, many Americans are searching for ways stay warm this winter without breaking the bank. One solution that often goes overlooked is the addition of a humidifier.
Most people think of a humidifier as simply a way to treat uncomfortable conditions caused by dry air, such as nosebleeds, dry and scratchy throats, allergy symptoms, itchy skin, and respiratory issues. However, these versatile appliances can also be used to help your home feel warmer at a lower temperature.
Find out more about humidifiers and their benefits