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Use Air Filters and Common Sense for Allergy Relief
Do you suffer from allergies or asthma? If you are one of the millions of people that do, air filters and air purifiers provide much needed relief. Do you have smokers in the house? Air filters or air purifiers get rid of smoke and odor in your home. Different filters will accomplish different goals so you wouldn't purchase the same filter for both problems mentioned above. Before you buy, consider what kind of allergens or particles you are trying to remove. There are a variety of technologies used in room air cleaners including ionization, ozonation, electrostatic precipitation, ultraviolet light, mechanical filtration and odor absorption.
An air cleaning system with a paper air filter works somewhat like coffee grounds, collecting in the coffee filter. Your air purifiers will generally have a filter that collects the particulates and gases in the air. As they get more and more clogged they actually can remove more particles and become more efficient, however, less air is passing through them also. If your unit has electrostatic plates, they get clogged with dust and need to be cleaned often or they won't be efficient at all. The Ionic Breeze works somewhat this way giving the particles an electrostatic charge. Both systems work well; it is what you prefer for your home. If the air is too humid, a dehumidifier will lower the chances of mold and mildew growth.
If you are allergic to dust mites, do some research and find exactly what kind of unit you need you're your particular allergy problem. Controlling the air quality and climate of your home may sound daunting, but it is actually not that difficult to achieve and can lead to substantial health benefits. Take the time to consider the quality of air that you are breathing. Is it the best it can be for you and your family, or could it be improved with air filters or air purifiers?
Air filters are great, but you might also want to consider changing your surroundings if you really have allergy problems. Dust mites, molds, animal dander, and insect debris are difficult to thoroughly clear from the environment. However, it really is easier and quicker to clean a hard surface such as wood, tile, vinyl, or leather than it is to clean all those nooks and crannies found in carpet, fabric, or other soft surfaces. Your bedding also needs to be as clean as possible. You might want to only use fabrics that can be repeatedly washed in hot water. Avoid down blankets or pillows and enclose your mattress in plastic.
Have the air ducts of your air conditioning system cleaned every year. Think twice before getting a dog or cat and indoor plants may promote mold growth. You might want to sleep with a brick under the head of the bed allowing sinus drainage. Use a HEPA vacuum frequently if you still have carpets in the house. Definitely stay away from smoke and keep the windows closed at high pollen times of the year. These are only a few tips to keep the quality of your air as clean and clear as possible for you and your family. You are the one in control of your health.
Mae Marshall is a successful freelance writer offering guidance and suggestions for consumers buying portable air conditioners, ceiling fans air filters and more. Her many articles can be seen at http://www.portable-air-conditioner-4u.com. She gives information and tips at http://www.portable-air-conditioner-4u.com/air_filters.htm to help you save money and make informed buying decisions.
What To Look For In USPS Mailboxes
High quality residential and commercial mailboxes are available in styles that meet the new standards set by the Unites States Postal Service. Postal certified mailboxes are becoming a necessary addition to your home or business.
Swim Spas Make a Big Splash with Baby Boomers
If you are an aging baby boomer like I am, you may be looking for a fun form of water recreation where you can get some relief from aching muscles and joints, be able to exercise or just relax, have a place for the grand kids to play and better yet, all of this occurs in one place from the comfort and convenience of your own home.Many of the potential swimming pool buyers are looking into swim spas as an alternative to installing a fiberglass swimming pool or above ground pool.
Country Home Accessories
Country home décor is the most sought after home interior and it's no wonder since country décor invites a casual friendly lifestyle.Make sure you carefully study the specific style, and color scheme then carefully coordinate the colors of each element of your country décor.
From Toss Out to Sensational Keeper - Lamp Re-Make
When the old lamp from my children's room was turning decidedly "trash-worthy", a grand idea formed and kept me from tossing it out. Originally, it had been such a darling lamp - it had magically transformed the room into spinning stars and moons at bedtime.
Replacing Steel Casement Windows (Part 2)
Last week, I explained how to remove your old steel casement windows as you prepare each opening for the new Vinyl windows. In most of the country, you are limited to a replacement style frame, which is a new construction frame with the nail fin removed.
Mexican Artisans Promote the Use of Recycled Copper in the Fabrication of Their World Famous Copper
For many years copper has been the main raw material used by the Mexican artisans of Santa Clara del Cobre for the fabrication of their beautiful artisan items. Originally artisans relied on the natural supply of copper of their lands for the fabrication of their items.
Get New Floors And Save A Bundle When You Do It Yourself
After years of use, your floor will need to be refinished and that can cost over $1000 for just one room! But if you want to put in a little time and elbow grease, you can refinish the floor yourself and have the beautiful look of warm wood in your home for a fraction of the cost.Contrary to what you may have heard, the finish doesn't take weeks to dry.
Can You Buy Luxury Home Brands Online and Save - Worry Free?
Are you frustrated with the high prices you've been quoted for luxury home decor?What if you could safely take advantage of the great selection and value of online shopping for home decor items that are normally $1,000, $5,000, even $10,000?Here's some great news for people who need to bring their new dream home or home renovation costs under control.Multitudes are making the most of their dollars by shopping for bathtubs, bath fixtures, fireplaces, and kitchen fixtures online with "customer first" outlet sites.
A Beautiful Carpet Sets The Mood Of Any Room
The first discovered carpet dates back to 1480 BC in the form of an Egyptian Fresco of handloom. Ever since, carpets have made their mark in most tastefully decorated hearths and homes.
To Picket Fences
Of the 359 homeowners in my area, 112 are running afoul of the law in a deviously blatant way by committing the heinous "fence offence;" in other words, breaching Los Angeles municipal code sections 12.21 and 12.
The Benefits Of Wooden Flooring
They're affordable and come in a wide variety of styles and colors. They're easy to install and maintain.
Lighting up Your Life
You are visiting a friend that has just had a beautiful kitchen remodel done. It is a lovely kitchen with stunning granite countertops and a sharp looking tile backsplash.
How to Build a Home Sauna - Three Important Questions to Answer Before Building
Considering that home saunas are believed to produce numerous health benefits and provide a relaxing spa experience, it's no wonder than more and more people want to know how to build a home sauna. The answer to this question depends on several factors, including your budget, the space available, and how handy you are.
Why Are There So Many Different Light Bulbs?
There are many different types of light bulbs. Each has its own uses and requirements.
If You Have Any Antique Clocks...Keep Them. They May Be Valuable Keepsakes
Been shopping for antique clocks lately?It's strange that when something is new they are fascinating and cutting edge. Then they become a common place.
Luxurious Whirlpool Baths Aren't Just for the Rich and Famous
A Jacuzzi has been popular since the 40's. We stopped taking the evening bath and are now taking more morning showers, but these wonderful whirlpool baths revolutionized the ways we relaxed and used our tubs.
5 Reasons to Make Early Spring Firewood Time at Your Home
As the weather hints of warmth and the spring buds appear on trees, firewood may not be the first thing that comes to mind. But early spring is the ideal time to buy or gather your firewood for your fireplace or woodstove.
New Trends in Design & Comfortable Living
For the past several years I have seen the emergence of a new trend called 'Lifestyling'. Lifestyling encompasses many elements on gracious living, extravagant and memorable entertaining, architecture, home design, and tips on where to live comfortably in spaces large and small, with less effort or clutter than you can imagine.
Marketing For The Home Builder
When one is looking into marketing for the home builder, one should find a number of tools to promote newly built homes and home-building offers:Advertising: the marketing for the home builder package should offer an advertising agency.Your primary goal, to draw leads, should be catered to with such services and offerings as a marketing plan, an established venue (or venues), listings and listings links, link-backs, artistic renderings (drawings and/or photos), all to create web presence by name branding, the latest in internet sales generating techniques.
Avoid Problems Painting Aluminum and Vinyl Siding
Anyone with older aluminum siding is well aware of the paint chalking problem. Just rub your hand along the old siding and the chalky old paint will be all over your palm.
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