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The Secret to Choosing the Right Miele Vacuum

Miele Urpright and Canister Vacuum CleanersMiele only makes one upright and four canister vacuum cleaners. There, I’ve said it. The secret is out. Oops.

Yes, there are 29 Miele canister and upright vacuum cleaner models, and each has clear differences from the others. But there are only five basic vacuum cleaners used to build them.  There are four basic canisters, the S2, the S5, the S6 and the S8, and one basic upright, the S7.

Different sets of features or accessories, unique to each model within the basic type, are used to create the vacuums that make up the series. Keep this in mind and it’s much easier to choose the best Miele vacuum for your home or office. Continue reading

Sistine Chapel System Will “Dust, Clean and Chill” Visitors

The Vatican Museums will construct a special vacuum cleaner and ventilation system to tidy up visitors before they can see the Sistine Chapel. Each visitor will be “dusted, cleaned and chilled” before they can enter.

As reported by The Guardian, the system, to be operational by the end of the year, is intended to help preserve the 500-year-old Michelangelo frescoes that are the Chapel’s primary attraction. Continue reading

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

Get Ready for Winter’s Dry Air. Check Your Humidifiers Now.

Venta Airwasher room  humidifierWinter is getting closer, and with space heaters, radiators and fireplaces are coming out of hibernation, it’s time for something else to re-emerge: your humidifier.

The winter air combined with heating appliances can dry out the air in your home, leaving you with dying house plants, dry skin and frequent sore throats – making you more susceptible to the cold and flu viruses.

Our choice of humidifier is the Venta Airwasher. The Venta Airwasher humidifier not only adds moisture to the air through its unique “cold water humidification” process, it also purifies the air at the same time and does both without leaving any of that white “dust” that makes a lot of people stop using their humidifiers. Continue reading

Visit Our Re-designed Web Site

We’ve unveiled a completely re-designed Web site for Best Vacuum that combines the latest Web technologies without sacrificing any of the ease of use that made our Web site a customer favorite.

The new Web site makes it easy for you to navigate through brands and product categories to find just the item you’re looking for, including our selection of Miele vacuum cleaners and Miele accessories, air purifiers, humidifiers and other products. We’ve enhanced and added features to the product pages, including new images with close-up zoom, expanded descriptions and customer reviews.  And we created new, easily accessible sections for accessories and maintenance items, from cleaning tools to replacement bags and filters, for quick ordering or re-ordering. Continue reading