|Posted by sarah1.day2 on June 22, 2016 at 6:00 AM|
I'm interested to get a humidifier for my own use. The air conditioning is working well but I found my skins are dry. My cousin who was an interior decorator mentioned that I might need a humidifier as few of his clients had faced the same problems before.
While going through some humidifier reviews I was wondering how a humidifier works anyway. After a few searches on the internet I found some really interesting stuff.
A humidifier have two main types of processes; evaporative and ultrasonic. The one that function as evaporator are relative the cheapest model. Basically, what you can see is that the machine intercepts water and either vaporize it into warm mist or impel it as cool mist.
There are several factors that need to be considered while choosing a humidifier. (Information: Street directory)
1) Size of the unit: The size of the humidifier will be determined by the size of the area that you wish to humidify. If you want to add humidity to specific areas in your home, you should go in for portable humidifiers or room humidifiers.
However, if you want the comforts of properly humidified air in your entire home, you should choose a whole house humidifier. In addition to the area of your home, you will also need to consider how well insulated the area is. Rooms that have complete insulation can do with a smaller sized humidifier, whereas areas that do not have very good insulation may need a larger unit.
2) Cool Mist v/s Warm Mist Humidifier: Before you settle on a specific humidifier, you need to choose between cool mist and warm mist humidifiers. As the names suggest, a cool mist humidifier adds humidity to your indoor air by spraying a cool mist. Such a unit is great for those who live in areas with a warm climate.
On the other hand, a warm mist humidifier is one which moistens air by spraying a warm mist. This type of humidifier is ideal if you live in cooler climes. People who live where it is naturally hot sure do not want to go in for a warm mist humidifier! Also, if you need a humidifier for a child's room, a warm mist unit is better than a cool mist one.
|Posted by sarah1.day2 on April 11, 2016 at 4:10 AM|
Just like you and numerous other people who have doubted the cleaning benefits of a steamer, I always doubted. However, everything has changed since I invested in my Haan steam cleaner, thanks to the reviews in this website. Steam cleaning is actually one of the best things that have happened to me in recent days. Below are some of my reasons why steaming has changed my house cleaning habits.
When using my steam cleaner, I normally use water straight from my tap. I am happy that I no longer have to spend money on harmful chemicals. The best part is that I do not have to worry about my kids and pets being exposed to these harmful cleaning chemicals. Additionally, since I live in hard water areas, I no longer have to worry about the damage caused by distilled water; steaming caters for this.
My Haan steam cleaner generates steam at 212 degree Fahrenheit. This is the heat required to kill 99.9 percent of germs as well as bacteria like staph and salmonella. I am now happy knowing that germs are eliminated without much of an effort. The steam generated is also capable of killing dust mites, mildew, mold and bed bugs. It makes it a lot easier to clean soft surfaces such as bedding, couches and chairs.
Initially, I had problems removing stains and dirt that had stuck or dried on a number of items in my house. I was always forced to scrub and scrub until I couldn’t do it anymore and would leave the task for another day. With my new Haan steam cleaner, I managed to say goodbye to scrubbing. This came as a great surprise and news for me particularly because I have a bad back and thus hate putting a ton of work in my house cleaning.
Lastly, I have successfully managed to continuously eliminate pet as well as smoke odor. This is an extremely amazing feature for me because I have two dogs and a cat that stays indoors most of the time. I managed to clean a lot of areas without the fear of leaving them wet. This way, I do not have to worry about blocking my dining area or kitchen from dirty feet or paws that had always ruined my freshly cleaned spaces. These are only a few reasons why I love my steam cleaner and cannot imagine handling my cleaning tasks without it.
|Posted by sarah1.day2 on April 12, 2013 at 4:05 AM|
We plan to get the best dehumidifier soon to replace our current one, which is more than 13 years old and has been giving us some problems lately. It refused to work properly and at times, even totally breaks down.
And after a few hours of "rest", it would work really fine, as if it was giving us a false alarm earlier. We even had the technician come over to have a look but he could not determine what was wrong and so advised us to get a new one instead.
So I guess it is time to have a walk at the electrical stores. I am not good at deciding which model or brand is better than others and so had roped in my husband who is much better. In helping us to decide which dehumidifier is the best, we have also make some research and read reviews online.
"When dealing with whole home systems, you will almost certainly have to deal with a licensed contractor. Still, the old adage that knowledge is power applies. The more you know the more informed will be your purchase decision. If you are considering a whole home dehumidifier, consider the following:
Measure the size of your home and your existing humidity level.
Consider whether systems you are looking at are compatible with your existing systems, including aspects like voltage, amperage, venting and furnace placement.
Consider the water capacity removal.
Consider an Energy Star rated model, for your pocketbook and the environment.
Warranty. Make sure it is at least one-year “bumper to bumper” and at least 5 years on the evaporator, compressor and condenser.
Make sure it can work in 55 degrees Fahrenheit or less and has a built-in defrost system and anti-frost sensor so that coils don’t freeze up in low temperatures.
Consider noise. Some models come in under 50 decibels.
Filters: know ahead of time which kind you want, washable or replaceable.
A gravity flow water drain is very handy for whole home dehumidifiers.
Some whole home dehumidifiers have built-in automatic switching to go from the whole home to basement only. This is a great feature for seasonal changes..."
Well, at least my husband knows how they work and understand all those jargon that they often use in describing electrical appliances. I have no clue as to what they mean. As long as I have a low maintenance and high quality unit, I am happy.
|Posted by sarah1.day2 on April 12, 2013 at 4:00 AM|
My children were always complaining about the maid cleaning up the house when they were watching their favorite television show. I could not help but to agree that the noise from our old vacuum cleaner was really a killjoy.
Thanks for the year-end sale in a neighboring mall, we finally had a chance to change our old machine. We really did not realize how technology has improved until we surveyed the market. Though it is not the best vacuum cleaner in the town, the one we bought is way more advanced than our old one.
With so many buttons, we could easily get confused, same goes to the maid, though, she gets even more confused than me. Luckily, the salesperson had made it clear for us, so that we knew the functions of every button featured on the vacuum cleaner. The one we bought even had a mini headlight on it, so that we could use it in the dark. Most importantly, with its noise control function, we now can enjoy our favorite programs without distraction.
Helpful site: http://lavues.com/vacuum-cleaner
"Since I don’t necessarily trust teenage boys 100% when it comes to vacuuming, I googled “how to vacuum.” You know what I found? The consensus is he was right! So, here are the steps I was taught when it comes to vacuuming. Maybe you can use them to teach your kids how to vacuum too!
Step 1: Use the vacuum cleaner crevice tool to clean around the edges of your room.
Step 2: Use the vacuum crevice tool or flat universal piece to clean under furniture.
Step 3: Starting at the corner farthest from the door, vacuum left to right and then front to back.
Step 4: Vacuum your way out the door..."
|Posted by sarah1.day2 on March 14, 2013 at 12:45 AM|
Looking through many humidifier reviews online, I've never seen one like the Vicks V745A humidifier. It is the best humidifier for any home and any weather.
The Vicks V745A is a warm mist humidifier. So basically, instead of letting out cold mist like most humidifiers do, it lets out a warm one. It is great for the winter and also for the summer because the Vicks V745A has cool mist feature as well.
You can say that it's a versatile mist humidifier! The Vicks V745A is light and compact in size and it doesn't take up much space as well. It is affordable and cheaper than any other humidifiers with only one temperature setting.
The Vicks V745A has two moisture settings which are high and low. Also, there aren't any filters to be replaced so it makes cleaning much more easily. Simply throw the water out, wipe it with a cloth and add water. Unlike any other humidifiers, the Vicks V745A has an auto shut off feature which is great when it runs out of water.
"Warm mist humidifiers tend to make the surrounding room air feel a bit warmer due to the warm steam they release into the air. In contrast, cool mist humidifiers generally have the opposite effect, causing the air to feel cooler due to the fan blowing air over an evaporative wick filter. Therefore, if you live in a warm climate, you may prefer a cool mist humidifier, while those who live in colder climates may prefer a warm mist humidifier.
Warm mist humidifiers operate with very little noise (you will hear some boiling sounds as the water is heating, and the occasional gurgling sound as new water empties into the heating element and is boiled). Therefore, these may be preferable when used in a bedroom at night. Ultrasonic humidifiers are even quieter than warm mist humidifiers, as you will not even hear any boiling sounds. On the other hand, cool mist evaporative humidifiers use fans which do make noise. The noise level varies depending on which fan speed you set the humidifier on (most have 2-3 fan speeds - the more fan speeds the better). Generally, at night when you are sleeping, the lowest fan speed is recommended. Some people prefer cool mist evaporative humidifiers because they like having a "white background noise", which helps them while they are sleeping.
Finally, while this is not always the case, most warm mist humidifiers and ultrasonic humidifiers are best suited for smaller rooms, as they often cannot produce enough moisture output to cover a large area. Look for a cool mist evaporative humidifier with a large output when looking to humidify large areas..."
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