The Evolution of Air Cleaners and CADR

For decades, allergy sufferers, pet owners and others have relied on room air cleaners for better indoor air quality and to help reduce symptoms. Air cleaners have a well-earned reputation as a must-have appliance for households that want to cut down on particulate pollutants like tobacco smoke, dust and pollen. Over the past two years, … Continue reading "The Evolution of Air Cleaners and CADR"

Weather the Heat Dome With This Air Conditioning Advice

A well-maintained, properly functioning air conditioner can be your home’s most important appliance during the summer heat, particularly in areas like the Southwest United States, where a “heat dome” is forecast to bring extreme heat this weekend. Many residents of areas that will be affected by the latest “heat dome” are being advised to stay … Continue reading "Weather the Heat Dome With This Air Conditioning Advice"

Your Appliance Spring Cleaning Checklist

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"

Indoor Air Quality is an Essential Part of a Healthy Home

Pollen. Dust. Animal dander. Viruses and bacteria. The pollutants that affect indoor air quality are often too small to see, but the effects they can have on your health and wellness can quickly become too big to ignore. Spring and the pollen it brings is enough to make allergy sufferers think more about the air … Continue reading "Indoor Air Quality is an Essential Part of a Healthy Home"

Using an Air Cleaner to Manage Wildfire Smoke

During wildfire season, many people in areas affected by smoke use air cleaners (sometimes called air purifiers) to improve the air quality in their homes. How an air cleaner is maintained and operated can affect its performance. If you are using an air cleaner to manage wildfire smoke, take these steps to ensure that your … Continue reading "Using an Air Cleaner to Manage Wildfire Smoke"

Frequently Asked Questions About Central Vacuums

If you’re reading this, you are probably considering adding a central vacuum to your home. While central vacuums aren’t as well known as the more common upright, canister, stick or robotic vacuums, they offer serious convenience, cleaning power and a host of features. We have compiled some of the most common questions about central vacuums … Continue reading "Frequently Asked Questions About Central Vacuums"

How to Choose the Best Air Cleaner for Your Home

How clean is the indoor air you breathe, and how can you make it cleaner?  Between the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, seasonal wildfires and spring allergy season, those are questions many are asking. Several home appliances can help reduce indoor pollutants, but an air cleaner is your go-to product if you are focused on improving the … Continue reading "How to Choose the Best Air Cleaner for Your Home"

Dorm Room Checklist: How to Buy an Air Cleaner for College Students

Millions of college students are headed back to campus and to smaller living quarters that might feel even tighter after more than a year of distancing. In a normal year, any thought given to the air in the dorm might be limited to where to set the air conditioning or heat. Now, as COVID-19’s resurgence … Continue reading "Dorm Room Checklist: How to Buy an Air Cleaner for College Students"

Be Prepared for Wildfire Season with an Air Cleaner

Now is the time to plan how you will maintain your indoor air quality during wildfire season. A room air cleaner is one of your best defenses when wildfire smoke and ash wreak havoc on indoor air.  In recent years, people in California, Arizona, the Pacific Northwest, parts of Canada and other areas relied heavily … Continue reading "Be Prepared for Wildfire Season with an Air Cleaner"

COVID in Canada: How has the pandemic impacted life at home?

More time spent at home has been one of the most widespread changes to daily life since the COVID-19 pandemic began. Many Canada residents took advantage of that extra time to tackle household projects and add conveniences to their homes. AHAM surveyed more than 1,900 Canada residents in late 2020 to find out how the … Continue reading "COVID in Canada: How has the pandemic impacted life at home?"