Most people, when they move into an apartment or new house, are perfectly happy when they flip that switch in the bathroom and the ventilation fan comes on. “Whew! It works. One less thing we need to worry about.”
Not so fast, though. Your bathroom ventilation fan might turn on when you flip the switch, but that doesn’t mean it’s working. Continue reading
Warm mist humidifiers, cool mist humidifiers, vaporizers. Which one’s right for the baby’s room?
Or maybe a better question might be: Should you even use a humidifier in the baby’s room? Given the fact that they’re on every new baby gift registry, just how essential are humidifiers in the nursery? Continue reading
While we don’t typically think about installing a ceiling fan in a traditional bathroom, many of today’s modern home designs include deluxe, luxurious bathrooms that almost beg for this elegant, decorative addition. But are they practical as well as ornamental? Or, do you still need to install a ventilation fan?
Note – Don’t forget to check out this page with info on the best brands and ceiling fan manufacturers for the home. Continue reading
Whether you’re using ceiling fans to save money on your energy bills or to help save the planet, you’ll make an even bigger impact both ways if you combine your ceiling fans with a programmable thermostat. Continue reading
Every time you cook something vapors and gases are released, sometimes it’s in the form of steam, sometimes it’s smoke, and sometimes it’s invisible. Because you’re cooking, these warm, moist vapors often contain oils, which turn into grease as the vapor makes contact with your cupboards and furniture, resulting in a sticky, unsightly residue and unpleasant odors.
Over time, without a range hood or exhaust fan, excess moisture from the steam can cause extensive structural damage in your kitchen. If you do a lot of cooking it won’t take long for mold and mildew to set in, and once that happens it can be very difficult to eliminate. Continue reading