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Will an air purifier help with dog hair ?

There’s a never ending domestic battle running in our house. I call it MAN vs DOG. Don’t get me wrong, I love our dog. She’s a working cocker spaniel and although she’s very busy all the time, she’s a lovely, timid little thing. However, her hair grows and falls at an incredible rate and it’s a constant battle to try and keep the floor and anything she sits on, free of dog hair. We vacuum a lot on the carpeted areas and use a microfibre mop on the kitchen tiles and wooden floors. It helps a lot just by ‘not

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Air Humidity,

Side Effects of Dehumidifiers

Are there any side effects of dehumidifiers? If you’re asking that question then you most probably know what a dehumidifier is. But just so we’re all on the same page, let’s look at the dehumidifier definition. Dehumidifier Definition A dehumidifier removes excess moisture from the air and collects it in a tank. When the tank is full you’ll need to empty it. Removing moisture from the air brings down the relative humidity level, which makes the air easier to breathe and much more comfortable to live in. By keeping humidity at a comfortable level, dehumidifiers also prevent mold and mildew

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Air Humidity,

Is water wet or dry ?

It’s a question that’s been around for years and years, but recently it’s become a hot topic – Is water wet or dry ? Well, let’s jump in at the deep end and look at the arguments for and against this interesting subject… Water IS wet argument If water isn’t wet, then surely water must be dry We never say water is dry. However there is actually a thing called dry water. Dry water was actually created and patented in 1968. It’s not pure water though, it’s a combination of liquid water (95%) and silica (5%). The silica surrounds the

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Air Humidity,

Humidifier Benefits

Dry air can wreak havoc on you and your home so let’s see how a humidifier benefits you. When there’s too much dry air in your house, your furniture and your wooden floors will all gradually start to change shape and become unsightly. But more alarmingly, dry air will have a negative effect on your body. Getting enough moisture back into the air is where you’ll start to see how a humidifier benefits you. Think about your body for a moment. More than 50% of your skin, the largest organ in your body, is comprised of water. When your skin

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Air Temperature, Reviews,

The smallest air conditioner in the world

When space is tight or you’re travelling light then you’ll want to find the smallest air conditioner in the world. Some parts of the world can often suffer from sudden heatwaves, but then maybe relatively cool for the rest of the year. In places like this it’s probably not required to run a full size air conditioning unit all of the time. Maybe you just need to cool down quickly and maybe you’re struggling for space. Is it still feasible to install some kind of air con system? We live in a shrinking world where devices get smaller day by

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Air Temperature, Reviews,

Best portable air conditioner 2018

Today we try and find the best portable air conditioner 2018. If you need to keep cool in the hot heights of summer, but you don’t want to install a full split-unit air conditioner in your house, you may consider a single unit portable air conditioner. These appliances can be carried around your house to cool whichever room you need to. Instead of having a split unit where half the system in on the inside of your house and half the system is on the outside of your house, a portable air conditioner will have more compact ways of removeing

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Air Humidity,

Can a humidifier make you sick ?

We ask can a humidifier make you sick? We normally talk about humidifiers in a positive manner, helping people breathe more easily when the air is too dry, enabling people with asthma to lubricate their bronchial tubes and putting a stop to skin irritations caused by dry air. But there are situations in which humidifiers can have the opposite effect. Any appliance or device, if not used correctly, can be hazardous to your health. In our fast busy lives, we very often order a piece of technology over the internet, receive it the next day and then in the excitement of

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Air Humidity, Reviews,

Best small dehumidifier for bathroom

What would be the best small dehumidifier for bathroom use ? The bathroom is naturally a very humid room, especially if you have a large family – if you’ve ever been at back of the daily queue for the bathroom, then you’ll know how difficult it is to try and make yourself presentable when the  bathroom mirror is all steamed up. As well as the excess moisture that’s in the air from showering, there may be leaks in the pipes and wet towels draped over the towel rail, just releasing a constant stream of water vapour into the air. If,

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Air Humidity,

Will a dehumidifier help a cough ?

Will a dehumidifier help a cough? It’s a question I asked myself recently as I found myself spluttering and trying to soothe my throat. I just came back from a short holiday in Spain and on the plane home, the guy sat immediately behind me was sneezing, coughing, blowing his nose. I instantly knew what was going to happen next. I’d be strapped into my seat and forced to breathe in his cold, adopting it for myself. And so the next day I woke up feeling like I had razor blades in my throat. I tried the cough sweets but

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Will a dehumidifier dry a wet carpet ?

Will a dehumidifier dry a wet carpet – can you remove moisture quickly from rugs and carpets, following flood damage? Is a dehumidifier going to help? A friend of mine recently moved into a new house, proudly spent the year decorating and then a few weeks later had the worst luck – the nearby river burst its banks and the floodwater started to rise. It could have been a lot worse, but the water did momentarily wash over the floor. Her carpet got extremely wet and her first question was “will a dehumidifyer dry a wet carpet?” Will a dehumidifier