The changing seasons are often welcome. The allergies that come with them? Not so much. But don’t let the threat of seasonal sneezes cool your enthusiasm about fall or spring. Here are six ways you can use your appliances to reduce and remove allergens from the air, floor and furniture in your home: Wash it … Continue reading "6 Ways to Reduce and Remove Allergens in Your Home"
The benefits of keeping a clean home are well-documented, from reduced stress to fewer potentially illness-causing germs and even improved allergy symptoms. Like a lot of household activities, cleaning saw its profile increased during the COVID-19 pandemic. A survey of consumers conducted by the American Cleaning Institute (ACI) in 2021 found that the use of … Continue reading "Cleaning Your Appliances, Inside and Out"
It’s tough to imagine tackling the various spring cleaning projects around your home without essential cleaning appliances like vacuums, washers and dryers. In fact, some appliances are such a part of the cleaning routine that it’s easy to forget that they need to be cleaned, too. Regular cleaning is also essential to keep your appliances … Continue reading "Your Appliance Spring Cleaning Checklist"
When you are crouched down, sweeping the crumbs off the floor after dinner, have you ever wished that the wall would magically open up and just swallow the mess? If so, it might be time to think about installing a central vacuum. As the name suggests, the vacuums use a unit placed in a centralized … Continue reading "Thinking of Installing a Central Vacuum? Here’s what to expect."
Staying indoors during cold or hot weather is great for your comfort, but it also means you are breathing air that, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, contains two to five times the concentration of some pollutants that you would likely encounter outdoors. Common sources of indoor air pollutants, the EPA says, include building … Continue reading "3 Essential Appliances for Better Indoor Air Quality"
There was a time when choosing carpet for your home meant picking out an unassuming, neutral tone like white, beige or gray and laying it throughout the house. Today, consumers often venture beyond the safe choices of the past and look to their carpet as an opportunity to make a statement. “Regardless of the fiber, … Continue reading "On the Carpet: Style, Personalization and Care"
Vacuums are like the magician of home appliances. You pass them over the top of some dirt and—presto—it disappears! There’s nothing magic about it, though. Whether you use a canister, stick, upright, central or robotic vacuum, the cleaning power it provides is the result of precision engineering and many parts working together to help you … Continue reading "Essential vacuum maintenance tips for high-level floor care"
New puppies are adorable, but they also come with a guaranteed supply of new messes. If you are a proud new puppy owner, you probably already have a good vacuum on hand. That’s good—you’ll need it, regardless of whether your dog sheds seasonally or all year. Since you have added a new pet to your … Continue reading "A deeper dive into floor care"
Before we jump into 2018, let’s take a moment to revisit our most-read posts from 2017. We covered a wide range of topics, from chef-approved ways to grill indoors, to keeping your home safe after a hurricane. That variety is evident in our top posts of the year. We are grateful to our readers – … Continue reading "AHAM’s Top 5 Posts of 2017"
When you think of vacuuming, you may think of the traditional: A stick, upright or canister vacuum, or perhaps a robot. All of those are effective options for floor care. There is also lesser-known option, though: the central vacuum. Central vacuums are used by millions in the U.S. and Canada and offer a different kind … Continue reading "Central Vacuums: Built-in floor care"