Posted by Vivian on August 1st, 2012
Traveling can be fun and relaxing, but if you have allergies or chemical sensitivities, it can also be stressful. Luckily, hotels are increasingly offering “allergy-friendly” room options, and some hotels are entirely allergy-friendly.
According to a 2010 survey by the American Hotel & Lodging Association, in fact, 38 percent of hotels offer allergy-friendly rooms.
What do these promises mean, however? Can you count on hotels that claim to be allergy-friendly to really be so?
Allergy-friendly offerings can vary greatly from hotel to hotel, so as a traveler, it’s up to you to find out exactly what a hotel will offer before you book a room and stay there. Doing your research upfront will help save you headaches down the road.
Read on for more tips for finding an allergy-friendly hotel.
Posted by Tony on May 11th, 2012
When you think about vacuum cleaning, you probably imagine your mom pushing around a heavy upright vacuum. But vacuums have come a long way since then. Lightweight designs and updated technology have changed the way we clean our homes.
If you still settle for traditional uprights with limited features, check out Dyson’s canister vacuums. They may (finally) change the way you look at vacuum cleaning. Here are a few features that many Dyson models offer:
Keep reading to learn more about Dyson's updated features!
Posted by Allison on March 19th, 2012
The beginning of spring is the one time of year that I get super jazzed about cleaning, so I always make sure to take it seriously. I leave no blind un-dusted and no pillow cover un-washed. Dust, dirt and allergens don’t stand a chance in my home.
This spring, you owe it to yourself to enjoy a clean that’s more than dirt-deep. I’m talking allergen-deep. Dust mite-deep. Get down to the nitty gritty and really tackle what’s lurking in your home’s air. With the help of these 10 spring cleaning tips, you can do it without making yourself crazy.
1. Make a schedule. If you have a basement, start there – this room usually has the worst air quality. The next day, tackle germs and bacteria in the bathroom. Move onto the living room on day three, and so on. Even if you live in a 600 square foot apartment like mine, this method helps you stay focused on the task at hand and avoid becoming overwhelmed with the amount of work ahead of you.
2. Ditch the store-bought cleaners for a vapor steam cleaner. Typical household cleaners often contain harsh toxic chemicals that can aggravate allergies and ultimately cause health complications. Steam cleaners use pure vapor steam to naturally disinfect and deodorize counter tops, windows, appliances, and upholstery.
Keep reading for more spring cleaning tips.
Posted by Diamond on December 16th, 2011
Just in time for a last minute gift idea or wish list item, a new line of Miele vacuums is available at Sylvane. Rated highly by leading consumer reporting agencies, Miele vacuum cleaners are known for their easy steering and exceptional filtration.
I had the chance to see each S6 model up close and I must say they totally live up to the German manufacturer’s superior standard. Designed to replace the S4 line, Miele S6 vacuums are equipped with the same powerful suction and quiet performance with the added touch of swanky finishing and ultra-compact packaging.
Learn more about the newly released S6 Miele vacuum cleaners
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 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.
Read more about Sylvane's Black Friday 2011 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 September 23rd, 2011
Some people prefer primp and pretty household appliances and are more concerned with style than function. Then there are the folks who can appreciate an attractive design but are more focused on the bottom line: does this product really work?
When you want a vacuum that excels in deep cleaning and filtration without all the exterior bells and whistles, Nilfisk vacuum cleaners provide industrial strength and are a quietly kept solution for residential environments. Translation: they may not have the frilly finishing of a traditional household vacuum, but they really, really do work.
Find out more about Nilfisk vacuums
Posted by Diamond on September 9th, 2011
The only thing more disgusting than walking on a grimy floor is “cleaning” it with the same old dirty mop and filthy pail of water. Sure the bucket of water starts out smelling fresh and looking soapy, but by the time you reach the middle of the floor, what was once a bucket of fresh suds has become a cold, gray bacteria fest. And to think we actually dip a spongy mop into that “water” and smear it all over our tile or hardwood floors. Yuck!
It’s ok, we’re all guilty. But there is a better way. A chemical-free, eco-conscious, allergy- and asthma-friendly way. More hygienic than a traditional floor mop and more cost-effective and durable than disposable Swiffer sweepers, a steam cleaner is a healthy way to truly clean your floors of dirt and grime without releasing pollutants from chemical detergents into your indoor environment.
Learn more about cleaning your home with a steam cleaner
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.
Get all the details about Sylvane's Labor Day Weekend Sale
Posted by Diamond on August 26th, 2011
Imagine a bagless vacuum that is as big on function as it is on style. Picture a vacuum cleaner that is lightweight and appealing to the eye but also durable and tough on dirt. Now meet the Electrolux Nimble.
The name says it all: nimble. Meaning swift, quick, light, agile – all of the things any modern upright vacuum cleaner should be.
Standing nearly 4 feet tall, the Nimble excels in dirt pickup while offering extreme maneuverability. Loaded with convenience features such as fingertip suction control and a 3-in-1 combination tool, the Electrolux Nimble Vacuum Cleaner offers five-star quality at a budget-friendly price.
Find out more about the Electrolux EL8602A Nimble Upright Vacuum
Posted by Cierra on August 5th, 2011
While the world is currently in awe over the revolutionary design of the Dyson bladeless fan, the company’s signature product has always been the Dyson ball vacuum. Known for exceptional design and innovative technology, Dyson’s DC25 Vacuum Series is no exception. The Dyson DC25 Series includes the DC25 All Floors Vacuum Cleaner and the DC25 Animal Vacuum Cleaner, both of which are sleek, lightweight vacuums featuring HEPA filtration and bagless dirt collection for your convenience.
I had the privilege of testing out the Dyson DC25 Animal Vacuum Cleaner and I must say it is quite an engineering feat. Designed to clean homes with pets, the Dyson DC25 Animal Vacuum comes with a mini-turbine tool to remove pet hair from furniture, fabrics, and tight spaces. The vacuum also includes two onboard accessories—a debris nozzle and a stair tool—that can be attached to the vacuum hose or the extension wand for greater functionality.
After quickly assembling the main components, I was ready to plug the pet vacuum in and go for a test drive.
Read more about how Dyson vacuums differ from traditional vacuum cleaners
Posted by Ashley on June 3rd, 2011
This past month of May was truly one of excitement in the halls of Sylvane as we prepared for not one, but two major brands to join our online catalog. I told you about our first major addition, Miele vacuums, last week. (Be sure to check out my blog Introducing Miele Vacuums if you missed it!) This week, feast your eyes on the latest brand to join our vacuum and fan categories—UK-based Dyson!
You’ve probably seen Dyson products at your local big-box store. The high-tech, ball-bearing upright Dyson vacuums never fail to catch my eye on my shopping trips and get me dreaming of an easier way to clean. More recently, you’ve likely also encountered the swanky bladeless Dyson air multipliers on the shelves just in time for summer. While big-box stores are known for their sometimes unbeatable deals and upper hand in convenience, one thing they often lack is variety.
Read more about Dyson vacuums and fans
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!
Read more about Miele vacuum cleaners