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Preparing for Extreme Cold Means Being Ready Indoors, Too

Extreme cold isn’t limited to the outdoors. If there’s a power outage or an overworked heating system breaks down, or the home isn’t sufficiently insulated, families not adequately prepared can be in real danger. Even if everything seems to be working, dangers can lurk.

The Center for Disease Control recommends that before the temperature starts to drop, make sure you have an easy to read thermometer. Especially if there are young children or elderly people in your home whose bodies may be more susceptible to lower temperatures, depending on the often hard-to-ready thermostat thermometer can let it get dangerously cold. Also, having thermometers around the house makes it easy to see where it’s getting too cold before the thermostat, usually kept in a warmer interior room, gets the message. Continue reading

Protect Your Pets from Common Medication Errors

Did you know that the U. S. Food and Drug Administration oversees the safety of pet medications, as well as those for humans? In fact, a number of the medication errors that occur with people are similar to show up in the treatment of animals, and since 2008, the FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) has been examining error reports on medications for animals and working to increase their safe use. What they’ve learned can help you help keep your pet safer. Continue reading

Humidifier as Decor Statement

Stadler Form Oskar Humidifier

Stadler Form Oskar Humidifier

Humidifier design has come a long way since the sick room vaporizer and box with water wheel/evaporator configurations. Humidifier engineering has advance considerably, with airwashers and ultrasonic technologies added to the mix. And while the units themselves no longer are eyesores (mostly, at least), neither are they something you want to actually want to have in a room.

Until now, that is. Continue reading

Top 10 Smells People Want Out of Their Homes

The smell of cookies baking is thought to be so universally loved that real estate agents often bake some in a home before an open house to add some warm fuzzies to the event. But that may just be a myth, according to recent survey by the makers of the Blueair air purifier.

Make no mistake, cookies, brownies, bread…most anything baking…are my personal favorite aromas. But according to research conducted by Blueair in late December, those smells rank at the top of list of “bad” odors people most wanted out of their homes.

Here’s the entire list: Continue reading