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Counterfeit and offbrand replacement bags may fit a Miele but they do not perform like a Miele. In fact, Miele original filter bags and filters are 99% more effective than counterfeit bags and filters.
The Difference between cleaning and purifying
Air Particles of Bagless vs Bagged Miele, Dyson, Shark vacuum cleaners
The “Moving Dust Cloud” test performed by IBR Laboratories embodies an everyday habit adopted by most vacuum cleaner owners – emptying the contents of your vacuum cleaner into a trash bin within your home.
This test depicts how after one empties the debris from their vacuum cleaner into the trash, a harmful dust cloud travels back into the home. The cloud is made up of all the dust, dirt and allergens in the air that we cannot see. In less than fifteen minutes, the harmful cloud reaches even far away bedrooms.
1 All IBR Tests were commissioned at Miele’s request. See complete results here.
Can lavender help you get a good night’s sleep?
2 March 2016
Air Quality News from IQAir
The ingredients of a good night’s sleep include sticking to a regular sleep schedule, choosing a comfortable mattress and pillow, engaging in regular exercise, and avoiding frequent naps during the day.
The right environment is also important. Generally, the sleep environment should be cool (between 60 and 67 degrees, according to the National Sleep Foundation), dark, and free from distracting noises. The room should also be free of allergens such as dust mites or airborne pollutants.
A handful of recent studies also suggest that the scent of lavender may improve sleep quality for some people.
Lavender oil and slow wave sleep
One recent study reported in the British journal Nursing in Critical Care examined the effects of lavender oil aromatherapy on critical-care patients who typically cannot sleep well. The study focused on 60 intensive care unit (ICU) patients with coronary artery disease, and found that patients who were administered aromatherapy of lavender essential oil for 15 consecutive days slept better and experienced reduced levels of anxiety. The study recommended lavender oil aromatherapy as a non-invasive clinical practice for other cardiac patients in ICUs.
Other studies have shown that exposure to lavender essential oil just before bedtime results in an increase the percentage of sleep time spent in slow wave sleep (SWS), a sleep stage considered essential to deep, nourishing sleep. In comparison to rapid-eye-movement (REM) sleep – which is when dreams occur – SWS sleep is a recuperative stage during which the body release hormones and proteins that heal tissue and boost the immune system.
Not all lavender oils are equal
It’s important to understand the difference between lavender essential oils and lavender fragrance oils. While the studies mentioned above tested the efficacy of lavender essential oil, many lavender fragrances are “fragrance” oils, not “essential” oils.
Essential oils: These are naturally occurring substances extracted from the plant itself.
Fragrance oils: These are manufactured scents made with artificial ingredients to simulate the scent of natural oil such as lavender essential oil.
While lavender essential oil has been shown to have a beneficial effect on sleep quality, lavender fragrance oil may present a very different picture. That’s because when fragrance oils are heated up and released into the air, they release the volatile organic compounds (VOCs) of which they are made up. These can include formaldehyde, ethanol, benzene and other toxic substances. A fragrance oil that is meant to smell like essential lavender oil may smell similar to the natural product, but it may be putting your health at risk.
How to use lavender oil at home
Scientific studies on the effects of lavender oil are typically conducted under carefully controlled circumstances. For example, in one recent study of the effects of lavender oil on anxiety, patients inhaled two drops of 2% lavender essential oil through a patch inside an oxygen mask for a period of 20 minutes a day.
Obviously, these controlled conditions would be impractical at home. However, there are steps you can take to ensure that the lavender oil you use is free of added chemicals and is properly and safely administered. Here are a few guidelines:
Choose lavender essential oil, not fragrance oil. As noted previously, lavender essential oil is a natural compound extracted from the actual lavender plant. Avoid manufactured fragrances that mimic the scent of lavender but fill the air with toxic volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
Use a vaporizer or low-heat diffuser to disperse lavender essential oil. Or use a noheat fan diffuser. A few drops may be all you need. Avoid high-heat diffusers that can alter the chemical makeup of the lavender oil.
Avoid burning candles that add lavender fragrance to your home. Some aromatherapy candles have metal-core wicks that contain lead. Slow-burning candles may also emit VOCs and soot particles.
By taking these few simple precautions to ensure that you are using lavender oil correctly and safely, you may sleep better and feel better as a result of the effects of this natural substance. And, you will enjoy the many benefits of lavender without compromising the air quality in your home.
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Using the included accessories
The following accessories are included:
For cleaning in folds, crevices and corners.
Dust brush with natural bristles
For cleaning moldings, ornate, carved or especially sensitive items. The brush head can be swiveled to the optimal cleaning position.
For cleaning upholstery, mattresses, cushions, curtains, covers, etc.
Certain models come with one of the following accessories:
Removing the accessories
- Press the release button. The accessory compartment opens.
- Take out the accessory needed.
- Close the accessory compartment by pressing on the lid.
Standard floor brush
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U, FJM, and GN AirClean 3D Dustbag – The Miele Complete C3 Canisters, the Miele Compact C2 and the Miele Classic C1 Canister as well as the Upright Vacuum Dynamic U1 use the Miele 3D AirClean bags featuring the highest level of dust filtration on the market.
Each bag has 9-ply construction and features a self sealing spring loaded top to trap dust upon bag removal. The rugged random spun material ensures this bag is almost un-tearable. These bags are pleated on the sides allowing for more even air flow and filling of the bag which improves the bag capacity by 20%.
KitchenAid Mixer Stopped Spinning?
As an authorized KitchenAid stand mixer repair center we see many of the common problems people face with their Kitchen Aid mixers. A very common problem is when the KitchenAid Mixer suddenly stopped spinning also known as the planetary (the part where your tools attach) stops spinning. Most of the time this is repairable and worthwhile to do so too.
To add to the good news, many KitchenAid mixer repairs can also be done for inexpensive and they are always guaranteed by our factory trained technicians and staff.
KitchenAid stand mixers are designed with inexpensive fail-safe parts that wear out in order to maintain the life of the more expensive parts such as the motor. Some parts, like one of the gears that spins the mixer, are even designed to wear over time and/or fail under stress.
The motorized electric power head and parquet hard floor brush perform well in any home flooring scenario. A specialty hand turbo tool is provided to help on small surfaces and with the removal of pet hair from stairs, furniture or upholstered surfaces. A specialized carbon charcoal filter helps reduce pet odors from your home while the machine is running.
Most upright vacuum customers are not familiar with the usage of a canister vacuum cleaner and will find it takes some getting used to.
The SEB 228 ElectroPlus- The Miele Complete C3 Cat and Dog canister vacuum cleaner comes with the 228 electric powerhead. A 14″ brush roll with natural bristles easily lifts dirt and debris from carpeting. 5 different height adjustments make this power head extremely adjustable on a all carpeting types from low pile berber to deep pile plush carpets or thick pile shag rugs.
After spending a lot of time picking out, moving out, and paying out for all your new carpeting now comes the time to maintain it. Proper maintenance requires regular vacuuming that extends your carpet’s life, the type of vacuum cleaner you use is important. A vacuum’s ability to clean is based on the carpet’s fiber type and construction. A good quality vacuum should have standard features that allow you to adjust the height of the roller/agitator, turn on and off beater bar or agitator rotation and the vacuums motor fan speed.
Features to consider that are necessary for proper vacuuming of your new carpet. Adjustable height of the roller and beater bar is one of the most important features because this enables the vacuum cleaning machine to be used on a wide variety of carpet fibers and constructions. If your vacuum’s height adjustment is set too high on the carpet surface, the vacuum will not agitate the fibers enough separating them allowing the suction of the vacuum to lift up the debris and dust. If the vacuums roller is set too low, the vacuum’s beater bar or brushes can “fray” the carpet’s fibers on the surface, causing it to look worn and matted down.
- When vacuuming high pile, wool, wool-blend, and premium soft carpets, look for the following features that will allow you to easily maintain your carpet: Adjustable Height Use the highest setting where appropriate Efficient Airflow Avoid vacuums with very concentrated suction. Bear in mind that larger wheels on your vacuum allow it to glide easily across the carpet.
- When vacuuming thick loop, casual frieze or long pile carpet such as “shag,” you may need to completely disengage/ turn off the beater bar and vacuum with suction only.
- For all other carpet constructions not mentioned above, use a vacuum with a rotating brush or beater bar. Change the bags when the indicator notifies you to and check the beater bars for hair/string, burs or gouges to prevent damage to the surface of the carpet.
If you’re unsure about the proper height setting, use an inconspicuous place like a closet to test your vacuum. Its beater bar or brush should just lightly touch your carpet surface. Make sure it doesn’t dig into or gouge the carpet pile.
You can also set your vacuum to the proper height and vacuum multiple times against the nap, always keeping the vacuum in the same area each time. After about 100 back-and-forth passes, get down at eye level with the carpet and look first at the vacuumed area, then at the adjoining area that wasn’t vacuumed. After comparing, if you see any fraying or damage to the vacuumed area, you should change the setting or use a different vacuum on your carpet.