Posted by Shelbie in Water Quality
on Jul 9th, 2012 | 0 comments
I made the decision to install a water filtration system in my home for several reasons. First and foremost I did not like the smell and taste of my current water supply. This problem also appeared in the taste of my food and coffee. Even my dogs would not drink the water!
So I recently purchased the PUR Advanced Vertical Mount Faucet Water Filtration System in Silver from Filters-Now.com. When I made the purchase I decided to also buy the PUR Faucet Mount Replacement Water Filter 2 pack. Always best to plan ahead, right?
Some of the reasons why I choose the PUR brand are that it removes 99% of...
Posted by Agitha in Air Quality
on Jul 6th, 2012 | 0 comments
To cool a room or to cool a whole house? That is the question…
Okay, so on to the answer or to just making more questions. There is no right or wrong answer in this situation. It really depends on what you want or need. For example, window units are great for apartment living or if your budget just does not allow for a central unit. They are also a good solution for cooler climates where air conditioning is not a necessity during the summer. On the other hand, central air units are perfect for hot climates where temperatures soar during the summer months, and they also provide a better solution for...
Posted by Ava in Air Quality
on Jul 5th, 2012 | 0 comments
Itchy eyes, scratchy throat, runny nose… Wait—aren’t those symptoms supposed to go away with the coming of summer? Just because spring is gone does not mean that the allergies are gone with it. In fact, summer allergies can make your summer fun and relaxation anything but fun and relaxing.
What causes allergies? Allergies are triggered when you breathe certain particles and the immune system fights back. When allergens find their way into the nasal passage, the immune system treats them as foreign invaders and begins to release antibodies, which are generally made to fight off...
Posted by Jess in Weather
on Jul 4th, 2012 | 0 comments
Here in the South, when it’s hot – it’s hot. There may be an occasional breeze that will rustle your hair and give you a moment’s relief from the heat, but besides that – it’s hot. Recently, it hasn’t just been the South that has been suffering from these high temperatures. If you’ve set foot outside practically anywhere in the US, then you have noticed the unusually hot weather we’ve been experiencing lately.
Normally the heat likes to “hang out,” if you will, in certain places within the US; lately, however, the heat hasn’t had any prejudices about where it likes to “hang...
Posted by Garden Girl in Gardening
on Jul 3rd, 2012 | 0 comments
Well, unfortunately, sometimes there is just no helping some dying plants. As I have learned from experience, the one most important chore to remember is to water—but not overwater—your plants. Most people will forget about their plants after a week or so, only to return to find droopy leaves and dry soil. If you catch it in time, there may be help for your plant if it is not dead already.
When trying to revive a dying plant, the first step is to try and discover why the plant is dying so that you can heal it properly. The problem may be attributed to several different causes. Some common causes...
Posted by Ava in Recycling
on Jun 29th, 2012 | 0 comments
What really goes into the process of recycling?
As the world is constantly seeking ways to sustain the environment, recycling is a word that is mentioned repeatedly. Most people know the basics of recycling, but not everybody knows how the process of recycling actually works. You may have neatly marked boxes designated for your particular items to be recycled—paper, cans, bottles, etc.—and you may drop them off regularly at the local recycling facility and never think of those items again. But what happens once they leave your house?
The journey for recycled products is a long and complex one. The...