It’s fair to say our home has been a bit of a germ zone lately!
Between myself, husband and 2 kids we’ve had a succession of sniffles, coughs, colds, sore throats…
Undoubtedly there’s always lots of bugs going round at this time of year, and with young children it’s inevitable that they’ll pick things up from their school friends and then ‘kindly’ share them with mum and dad!Continue reading
A strange thing happened to me a few years ago when I was selling my apartment. My very first viewer was a lady who took literally one step over threshold before exclaiming loudly ‘have you got one of those AWFUL plug-in air fresheners on? Can you turn it off STRAIGHT AWAY or I’m going to be SICK!”.
You’d be forgiven for wondering why an article on homemade natural cleaning products would feature on a site devoted to air conditioning and air purifiers! At first glance there doesn’t seem to be much of a connection, does there?
But in actual fact some of those everyday cleaning products that you pick up at the supermarket or grocery store may actually be having an unseen, detrimental effect on the quality of the air that you breathe inside your home.Continue reading
Lately I’ve become aware of a real build-up of mold around the windows in the upstairs rooms of my home and a bit of an unpleasant, musty smell.
I used to think I was a little bit of a Luddite when it came to technology and preferred to do things the old-fashioned way. Until I read about home automation systems, that is. And now I really, REALLY want one!
As we become more aware of the precarious and fragile state of our planet, more and more of us are looking at ways to lead a greener and more sustainable lifestyle.
This can at times be difficult if you live in an especially hot climate, where reliance on artificial air conditioning has become the norm.
Nevertheless, there are some small steps you can take towards reducing your dependency on air conditioning, bringing with them benefits to the environment as well as your health and even your bank balance.Continue reading
If you’ve been searching for ways to cool down outdoors, chances are you may have come across the term ‘Outdoor Misting System’.
In this article we’ll take a look at what these actually are, how they work, their pros and cons, and advice on how to look after them.Continue reading
The sun is shining, it’s a glorious day, there’s not a cloud in the sky…just perfect for a day lounging by the pool or relaxing on the beach…
Unfortunately, as we all know only too well, glorious weather doesn’t always coincide with our days off work! And the reality of working in a stifling hot office is a far cry from lazing outside under a parasol, enjoying an ice cold drink!Continue reading
Almost as soon as you start to research buying a new air conditioner you start to come across TLAs or “three letter acronyms”. This can all get a little confusing so in this article I’m going to explain the meaning of one of these common terms you’ll have definitely come across and how you can use it to help you make the choice of air conditioning unit that is perfect for you. This term is the BTU.