If you want to extend the lifespan and durability of your portable evaporative cooler don’t just switch it off at the end of the season. Take some time to clean it your portable evaporative cooler and winterize it so it will be ready to go again in the spring. Continue reading
Has there ever been a better summer drink than a Slurpee? When I was 14, I bought one almost every single day. If only I knew then what I know now, I’d have saved myself quite a bit of cash. Here are five delicious home Slurpee recipes that’ll satisfy your sweet tooth whenever it gets too hot. Continue reading
Most households experience a drop in humidity during wintertime. Lower temperatures means less evaporation and prevents the air from holding moisture. Furnaces and forced air heating systems exacerbate the problem because they burn out any lingering water vapor as they circulate warm air. Dry skin, itchy eyes, and nasal and throat irritation are all symptoms of low humidity. It also increases risk of colds, causes paint and wallpaper to peel, and damages wood furniture and electronics.
Humidifiers and vaporizers alleviate these problems by adding moisture back into the air. Most people don’t understand the differences between humidifiers and vaporizers. They both dispense moisture, but in different ways. Continue reading
Hard water is a major headache for homeowners. It builds up in your pipes, leaves scaly residue on your fixtures, and clogs your plumbing. Hard water can also damage your portable ice maker. Once it gets in, it restricts water flow, hampers ice production, and, in worst case scenarios, it can even disable your water pump. If you have hard water in your home, or suspect you might, here’s how to keep it from ruining your portable ice maker. Continue reading
As winter approaches, it’s common for pets to spend more time indoors, which can be a problem if you suffer from pet allergies. Contrary to popular belief, pet allergies are not caused by pet hair, but by a proteins contained in their skin and saliva. These proteins get mixed into their fur, but also into carpets, clothes, and furniture around your home. If you love your pets, but can’t stand the way they irritate your nose, throat, and eyes, here are five techniques proven to reduce pet dander. Continue reading