Save Yourself From Allergens and Enjoy the ComfortWritten by Faith Williams
Discover newest – but oldest- way to make you and your home environment healthier – radiant floor warming systems. The ancient Roman Baths used hot air and hot water for health benefits in Romans’ bathing rituals. Today, using radiant heat, heat stored in floor is similar to heat provided by a radiator – with one big difference. No longer will allergens like dust mites, dust, pollen, mold or pet hair be blown around your home and aggravate your allergy symptoms.
Allergy proofing your home isn’t easy, but can have big payoffs for allergy sufferer. Airborne allergens are one of hardest types of allergens to avoid. Heating and air conditioning systems have been established as harbors for molds. With vents to every room in house, your heating and cooling system can be an effective distributor of airborne allergens such as pollen, mold, animal dander, feathers, house dust, and even dust mites.
Radiant floor warming works by heating a wire heating element under flooring surface. The heated floor radiates heat to people and objects in room. The flooring surface is maintained at a comfortable, yet higher, temperature than ambient temperature of floor before heat was turned on. Since radiant heat is conducted from floor level up, it helps provide a warm and comfortable environment for occupants of room. It provides even, uniform heat throughout room. There are no moving parts to blow allergens into air – so you are not breathing them in!
Tricks for Washing Perfect WindowsWritten by Valerie Garner
Washing Window Tricks
Have you ever wondered how those professional window washers move so fast with squeegee, and windows turn out perfect? Well, there really are some tricks to it that are simple to learn, and once you do, dare I say it, you may even enjoy washing windows? It is possible!
The first trick is to invest in a good squeegee. They aren't expensive and they are worth every cent! Those $1.99 ones just will not do. A professional squeegee has a very soft, rubber blade with no imperfections in it. You can also get extra rubber blades and simply replace that when it wears out. There are probably many sources to get one, but a source I like is The Clean Team. http://www.TheCleanTeam.com a basic, professional squeegee from them runs $9.95.
Secondly, do your windows on a cool, or cloudy day. If you HAVE to do it in sun, do it in morning. What you want to avoid here is heat. Heat works against you.
Get a bucket of lukewarm water (not hot), and add 2-3 tablespoons of plain ammonia. Use a sponge that has a white scrubber on other side (don't use green ones, they are too course). Wet your window with sponge side, then flip to white scrub pad side, and scrub window. You'll be able to "feel" when it's clean. You'll feel rough patches, etc when it's still not clean. This is a step most people fail at, if window simply isn't clean, it's going to look cloudy when done. Scrub well.