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20% Off Fans and Air Conditioners Sale Kicks Off Summer Fun!

Posted by Tony on June 20th, 2012

It may feel like it’s been summer for a while now (it certainly has here in Atlanta), but summer didn’t officially start until today. To celebrate the season, we’re offering a 20% off Cooling Sale! Several popular brands of air conditioners, fans, and evaporative coolers are on sale, so you can enjoy summer instead of sweating through it.

Here are a few products you’ll find 20% off at Sylvane.com through Sunday, July 8, 2012:

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Friedrich Window ACs Garner High Ratings for Performance, Efficiency

Posted by Cierra on July 8th, 2011

Friedrich window air conditionerTired of having to reset the downstairs thermostat every time you want to change the temperature upstairs? (I know I am.) Well, two Friedrich air conditioners have recently been ranked by a reputable consumer agency as the best you can buy—literally. The Friedrich SS08M10 is part of Friedrich’s elite Kühl series of window air conditioners and was rated highly in temperature and noise control, user-friendliness, and brownout resistance. The Friedrich CP06F10 is a compact residential window AC designed to get the job done without sacrificing convenience; it received high marks in quiet performance, efficiency, and brownout resistance.

From the get-go, I have to say the Friedrich SS08M10 is a beautiful product—so much so that it won a Dealer Design Award last year. If you hate that off-white but not-quite-gray tone nearly standard for window ACs, the Kühl series comes in seven different colors with a sleek profile to spice up a room as well as cool it. The LCD display, noted for its ease of use in the ratings, not only dims when the AC is off but can be optimized to show various temperatures, the time, and even function in “nightlight” mode for those of us who never really got over being alone in the dark. The included remote has matching LCD controls, and an optional thermostat can be wired to the AC if you want to change the temperature from afar, cooling down a room before even setting foot in it.
Learn more about Friedrich's award-winning window ACs

Protect Your Family from Formaldehyde Exposure

Posted by Ivey on June 17th, 2010

Formaldehyde can stem from wood products in your homeA recent article in the CNN series, Toxic America, discussed five hazardous substances that most people unknowingly encounter on a daily basis. Among those substances was formaldehyde, which is particularly harmful to your indoor air quality. A colorless gas with a pungent smell, formaldehyde is a known carcinogen that can cause cancers of the respiratory and gastrointestinal tracts as well as nausea, skin irritation, watery eyes, and burning sensations in the eyes, nose, and throat.

We are often exposed to formaldehyde as a result of breathing the volatile compounds that are released from products that contain it. Unfortunately, formaldehyde exposure is an ever-present threat in most homes. The toxic substance is commonly found in resins that are used as glue during the manufacturing of pressed wood products, such as particle board, plywood, paneling, and fiberboard. It can also be found in glues and other adhesives, durable-press fabrics like drapes, car exhaust, and cigarette smoke.
Find out ways to reduce your risk of formaldehyde exposure

New Window Air Conditioners From Sylvane

Posted by Ashley on June 29th, 2009

Sunpentown WA-8291S Window Air Conditioner The summer of 2009 has officially begun. To help increase your comfort level this season, we have introduced another option for weathering those toasty – and often unforgiving – temperatures. Along with our wide variety of freestanding portable air conditioners, we offer a great selection of highly efficient and economical window air conditioners.

Window AC units are room air conditioners designed to cool areas in your home, office, or business evenly and comfortably. These self-contained appliances are most often installed inside standard double-hung windows, but some units can be configured to install through a wall if you don’t have a window available.
Read more about Sylvane's new line-up of window air conditioners