Electrolux Home Care Products Canada Inc.

Electrolux Home Care Products Canada Inc.

October 30, 2006 11:02 ET

COMBAT INDOOR AIR POLLUTION WITH FALL CLEANING TIPS FROM BEAM

The windows are closed and the vents are open: vacuum away summer dust

Attention: Home/Garden Editor, Lifestyle Editor TORONTO, ONTARIO, NEWS RELEASE--(CCNMatthews - Oct. 30, 2006) - As the mercury drops, Canadians seal up their homes to keep in the warmer air, a practice that can fill indoor air with pollutants. Weatherproofing the home for colder weather reduces airflow within the house, but with the use of proper home cleaning tools and practices, dust and allergens can be eliminated from indoor air.

Many people are not aware that indoor air pollution can be just as harmful as pollution found outdoors, an issue relevant to older and newer homes. Studies by Health Canada and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recognize that indoor air can be significantly more polluted than outdoor air. Basic house cleaning practices are often not enough to rid the home of air pollutants.

"Vacuuming your home is a great start to improving indoor air quality, especially if you have allergies or other lung ailments. A regular vacuuming routine with a central vacuum system is the ideal home cleaning regimen," says Lyndon Madden, Marketing Manager of Electrolux Home Care Products Canada. "Central vacuums take the dust and dirt right out of the room and into a sealed canister located elsewhere in the house, improving air quality. They can also increase the value of your home."

According to Health Canada, Canadians spend nearly 90 per cent of their day indoors. The transition to colder weather is an ideal time to make the home a healthier place for fall and winter. For ideas on how to improve the air quality in your home, The Lung Association offers an interactive and informative guide to improving indoor air at www.yourhealthyhome.ca.

Here are a few tips that will help improve indoor air quality:

1. Vacuum air vents and heat registers seasonally
2. Use a ventilating bathroom fan and kitchen fume hood to extract humid air
3. Vacuum drapes, blinds and furniture regularly
4. Minimize the use of pesticides indoors by eliminating pests' source of food
5. Consider purchasing an air purifier with a HEPA filter
6. Keep your home clutter-free to reduce the surface area on which dust can collect
7. Replace traditional dusters with your vacuum's brush attachment
8. Install a carbon monoxide detector
9. Vacuum your mattress monthly to help remove dust mites
10. Wash or vacuum stuffed animals regularly

About the Electrolux Group
The Electrolux Group is the world's largest producer of appliances for kitchen, cleaning and outdoor use combined, with products such as refrigerators, washing machines, ranges/ovens, vacuum cleaners, chain saws, lawn mowers and garden tractors. In 2003, Group sales were about $17 billion and the Group had 77,000 employees. Every year, customers in more than 150 countries buy more than 55 million Electrolux Group products for both consumer and professional use. Headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, The Electrolux Group includes famous appliance brands such as AEG, Electrolux, Frigidaire, Eureka and Husqvarna.

About Electrolux in North America
15,000 employees in the U.S., Canada and Mexico, and sales of about $6 billion representing about 40 per cent of global Electrolux Group revenues.

About Electrolux Home Care Products North America
Electrolux Home Care Products North America, formerly The Eureka Company, is headquartered in Bloomington, Ill. The company produces and markets leading floor care brands including Eureka, Electrolux and Sanitaire. Beam Industries, maker of central vacuums, is a division of Electrolux Home Care Products North America.

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  • Tamara Stefek
    Primary Phone: 416-462-0199 ext. 23
    Secondary Phone: 416-553-7664