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Mini But Mighty: Compact Personal Humidifiers are a Winter Travel Must

Posted by Ivey on February 7th, 2014

Portable Humidifier on TableI love spending time at my father-in-law’s mountain cabin, especially during the winter. Spectacular views, family card games, and a cozy roaring fire have made many incredible memories. That being said, there is one major drawback to the mountain getaway—dry indoor air. The uncomfortable air is especially apparent in the cabin bedrooms, resulting in some sleepless nights compliments of itchy skin, chapped lips, and asthma flare-ups. And unfortunately, humidifiers (an easy fix for dry cabin air) are hard to find in the mountains.

For years, I regularly packed a full-size humidifier when we would visit. However, when traveling with luggage and dogs, a clunky humidifier wasn’t necessarily the most convenient addition to our load. Plus, we really only needed something that would maintain comfortable humidity levels in the bedroom. Personal humidifiers to the rescue!

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Indoor Air Quality Featured on the TODAY Show!

Posted by Tony on November 29th, 2012

Since Americans across the country are spending most of their time indoors this winter, healthy indoor air is more important than ever. This morning the TODAY show mentioned 7 easy tips to improve the air quality in your home.

There are several easy, inexpensive ways to improve your indoor air quality—it can be anything from adding more fresh air to using air purifiers for multiple chemicals or large room humidifiers. Check out the video to hear their tips, and click the links below to see a few of our product offerings that may assist you this winter.

As they mention in the video, adding an air purifier with HEPA filtration is one of the easiest ways to remove unwanted particles and allergens from your home. We offer a number of HEPA air purifiers, so see if one is right for you. Get More Tips!

4 Reasons To Use A Humidifier During Flu Season

Posted by Ashley on January 13th, 2012

humidifiers and the fluHumidifiers 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.

  1. Humidifiers may stop the spread of flu germs.
  2. 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.

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Pure Guardian Humidifiers Add Moisture, Not Mold, to Your Room

Posted by Ivey on February 22nd, 2011

Germ Guardian H4600 120-Hour Ultrasonic Digital HumidifierTo 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.
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Say Hello to Oskar the Humidifier and Goodbye to Stale, Dry Air

Posted by Ivey on February 15th, 2011

Stadler Form Oskar Humidifier by Swizz StyleIt’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.
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Tackle Dry Winter Air with These Top-Rated Sylvane Humidifiers

Posted by Ivey on January 20th, 2011

Sunpentown SU-4010 Ultrasonic Dual Mist HumidifierWhether 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

Sylvane Now Offering Air-O-Swiss Humidifiers

Posted by Ivey on November 19th, 2010

Air-O-Swiss 7145 Cool Mist Ultrasonic HumidifierHumidifiers 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.
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Maintain Your Humidifier, Maintain Your Health

Posted by Ashley on January 30th, 2009

Using a humidifier in the wintertime can be a great fix for the health, comfort, and interior problems caused by dry air. By dispersing an invisible mist of moisture throughout a space, these appliances help relieve dry and itchy skin, moisturize parched respiratory passages, and reduce the amount of static electricity in your indoor environment. However, when not properly cared for and maintained, a humidifier can quickly become a health hazard. Here’s how.

All humidifiers, regardless of their type, carry a risk of bacteria and mold growth. This may be the result of two things: (a.) Failing to clean the humidifier’s components and change the water regularly; and (b.) Filling the humidifier with mineral-rich tap water. When bacteria and mold grow and multiply inside a humidifier, traces of them can be released into the air you breathe. Read more about the importance of maintaining your humidifier