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Everything You MUST Know about HEPA Filters

Miele FilterThere’s a HEPA filter, and then there are variations on the HEPA filter, as well as ULPA and HEGA and a few things in between. There’s a lot of information available about the underlying technologies and how they relate to vacuum cleaners and air purifiers, including articles in our own library, but there are only a few things you absolutely must know about filters before you start shopping: Continue reading

Introducing Best Assured: Best Vacuum’s Worry Free Satisfaction Guarantee

Buy Worry Free at Best VacuumAt Best Vacuum, we think our level of devotion to ensuring your satisfaction sets us far apart from other vacuum and home care and comfort retailers. Now we’re taking another giant step away from them with our Best Assured Satisfaction Guarantee.

Best Assured is our promise of worry-free buying, plain and simple. And as part of the program rollout, we’re giving you an extra 10% off of your next order.  Just use Coupon Code BEST313 at checkout. This offer is good until March 12, 2013. (Sorry, Miele products are not included.)

Here’s what Best Assured means… Continue reading

Home Energy Saver Helps Save Money and the Environment

Home Energy SaverA typical U.S. family spends about $1,900 a year on home utility bills, and a large part of that energy is wasted. Beyond your pocketbook to the environment, electricity generated by fossil fuels for a single home puts more carbon dioxide into the air than two average cars.

Whether you want to save some cash or do you bit for Planet Earth – or both – Department of Energy’s Home Energy Saver that can help. Continue reading

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