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Saturday, July 12 2014

How To Buy A Quality Steam Mop

Steam_Mop.jpgSteam mops are slowly but surely coming in vogue but most people are still ignorant about the facts and features they need to check for before buying a steam mop. Here are a few salient points you should concentrate on while buying a steam mop.

  1. Versatility: A good steam mop should be versatile, meaning they should come with various attachments and mop options that should allow you to clean a variety of surfaces.
  2. Ease Of Use: The steam mop should be easy to use. With the best one you just need to fill water, switch the mop on, wait a couple of minutes and it will be ready to work.
  3. Easy To Dry: Usually steam mops allow the floor to dry almost instantaneously after cleaning. Still you need to check this part before taking out your wallet.
  4. Storage and Safety: Steam mops that let you store the mop after use easily and provides safeguards against heat injuries are preferred. Hoover has some good models in this regard.
  5. Maintenance: The better steam mops in the market are low maintenance ones. You just need to clean the mop heads regularly and that should do it.

Now armed with this information, you can go ahead and buy yourself a quality steam mop with confidence.

Friday, June 27 2014

Breathe Easy With HEPA Filters

Air filters are needed if you stay in a polluted area where breathing problems and other airborne diseases are prevalent. But if you live in an extremely polluted area such as nearby a manufacturing plant, you will need HEPA filters to do the job. HealthPro_Plus_Air_Purifier.jpg HEPA filters were initially designed to purify ionic matters generated from nuclear experiments. Hence you can easily understand the power of these filters. Modern HEPA filters are cheap enough to be used inside the household and they can effectively remove chemical, gas and other particles that cannot be handled by regular air purifiers.

Most HEPA purifiers usually have a pre-filter to remove larger dust, dirt and dander particles. These larger particles can damage the HEPA filter. Once the air reaches the HEPA filter, more harmful matters like ions, chemical and gasses are taken care of.

One point of caution though, due to the heavy duty they carry out, HEPA filters need to be replaced fairly regularly, once in every 3 to 12 months and the replacement filters are not very cheap. So you should always go for a model that provides more than 6 months of warranty on filter life.

HEPA filters are a boon to the people staying in extremely polluted and dangerous areas of the world. Get a HEPA purifier today and breathe easy.

Saturday, June 14 2014

Comfort And Savings With The Nest Learning Thermostat

Hoover_SteamVac.pngWhile there are many thermostat models in the market, the Nest 2nd Generation T200577 thermostat provides a perfect combo of comfort and savings. Comfort because it has intuitive technology to pre-cool or pre-heat your home so that you get the temperature you want and at the time you want.

The best part is of course its learning ability. After watching your temperature preferences for a few days, this thermostat can learn your schedule and automatically update the temperature settings without your interventions. In fact it can even update the duration after which the auto-away feature is launched based on your schedule.

The 2nd Generation T200577 displays a black backlight and a green leaf to let you know when the temperature settings are running in efficient power saver mode. This lets you understand the best temperatures ranges to save energy which in turn allows you to cut down on your utility bills.

Armed with a very cool look, several useful features mentioned above, intuitive applications to control it from a smartphone or tablet, locking features and support for almost 95% of the heating and cooling devices, this thermostat is a perfect piece of hardware that you should have in your home.

Friday, June 6 2014

Different Types Of Security Cameras

Home_Security_Cameras.pngWhen it comes to securing your home or office, nothing beats a good security camera. But there are many types of security cams in the market and if you are confused, here is a brief discussion about them (source: Home Security View.

Dome Cameras:

These cameras are usually hidden inside an opaque dome. These are useful as it is difficult to find out which way the camera is pointing at from inside the dome.

Bullet Type Cameras:

These are the most basic types of security camera that are often found in banks or department stores. These cameras point towards a set direction hence best used for guarding a door entrance or a hallway.

PTZ Cameras:

These are Pan, Tilt, Zoom cameras meaning they can pan, tilt and zoom in to get a clear view of any interesting happening. These are the most effective and secure of them all.

Spy Cameras:

These are very small cameras that can be easily hidden and used to record misdemeanours secretly. Using spy cameras is tricky though as their use can be deemed illegal in some areas.

There you have the most basic information about the different types of security cameras. You can choose one depending on your requirements and keep your home and your loved ones secure.