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Monday, 19 September 2011 11:28

Could Better Air Save Lives?

We all know the comfort benefits of a cooling air circulator, though it's unlikely you ever realised this simple appliance could be saving lives. A recent study by Californian organisation Kaiser Permanente Division of Research has revealed infants who sleep in a bedroom with a fan could be at a reduced risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) by a staggering 72%.


The study examined the association between better air ventilation in bedrooms and reduced SIDS risk. The study looked at 185 infants who died from SIDS from 1997 to 2000. They were compared to 312 healthy infants that were a similar age and from similar socio economic and ethnic backgrounds.


It was shown that placing a fan in bedrooms created a mechanism against rebreathing; where carbon dioxide exhaled by the infant was trapped by bedding near the airway. Using a fan in the infant's room encouraged air movement near the sleeping baby and was shown to help reduce the accumulation of carbon dioxide around the infant's nose and mouth, thereby reducing this risk.


Other important practices to reduce the risk of SIDS include always placing infants on their back to sleep, placing them on a firm mattress with no soft bedding or pillows, providing them with a separate sleep environment, preventing them from overheating and providing them with a pacifier.


The Vornado Air Circulator is perfect for families with new babies who are concerned by the risk of SIDS.


Unobtrusive and attractive in any room it occupies, the Vornado turns the entire room into a comfort zone where the air is livelier and the temperature even throughout. The airflow created by a Vornado.


Air Circulator can be fully directed. This means that air can be moved at any angle throughout a room, up or down stairs, down a hallway or between rooms making it perfect for use either in a bedroom during an evening or in the lounge room if an infant is having an afternoon nap.


Vornado Air Circulators can be used either alone or in conjunction with your home's air conditioning system to create brisk, comforting air movement.


Every Vornado Air Circulator has a unique signature grill and provides whisper quiet operation, ensuring that little ones are never disturbed and always have a safe and comfortable night's sleep.

Wednesday, 12 October 2011 13:01

The Cost of Cool

If the latest predictions are accurate, the long hot summer which so many Australians enjoy is expected to become longer and hotter than ever.


Scientists from the CSIRO have warned of soaring temperatures as global warming continues to heat the continent. In the midst of escalating electricity prices, this comes as unfavourable news to homeowners who will once again battle to keep costs down and keep cool.


Last year twenty two million Australians sweltered through the nation's hottest summer on record, with capital cities across the country experiencing above average temperatures and an increased number of extremely hot days. When the heat peaked, most sought relief by turning on their air conditioner. Once a luxury, air conditioners have become fundamental to the modern Australian home with usage increasing substantially over the last decade – rising from 33 per cent of homes in 1994 to 92 per cent in 2008.


Not surprisingly, air conditioner usage is the biggest contributor to household energy costs during the summer months, accounting for roughly 41 per cent of the average Australian family's electricity bill. Peak periods of air conditioner use often occur at the end of the day, between 4pm and 9pm, when residents arrive home and set their thermostat very low in an attempt to cool a hot house quickly.


In addition to being costly to operate, air conditioner use on particularly hot days places augmented strain on local electricity grids. Fossil fuel burning generators are forced to work overtime adding to already considerable greenhouse gas emissions. Ironically, the energy used to make life cooler today will ultimately contribute to a warmer world tomorrow.


Since launching onto the Australian market in 2007, Vornado's dynamic range of affordable and energy efficient air circulators present Australian consumers with choice to not only conserve energy and the environment but also keep cool on those sweltering summer days. For over half a century Vornado has been the leader in air comfort products in the US, engineering air circulators powerful enough to penetrate even large rooms, distributing an even, comfortable temperature.


Energy efficient and cost effective to run, a Vornado air circulator typically consumes as little as 29 watts and up to 65 watts per hour – the equivalent of a hundredth of the energy required to operate an air conditioner, or less than half that needed to power a standard light globe. Vornado air circulators can be used either alone or in conjunction with an air conditioner to stir 'stuffy' stagnant air and create comforting air movement.


In addition to investing in an air circulator, there are a number of simple ways to keep costs down and keep cool this summer. Households can reduce energy use by turning small appliances off at the wall and avoiding using major appliances such as washing machines, dryers and pool pumps between 4pm and 9pm. The most cost effective temperature setting for air conditioners is a comfortable 24 degrees, with savings of 10% on cooling costs to be made for every single degree higher the air conditioner is set.

Wednesday, 28 September 2011 12:09

Vornado

The original Vornado fans were built in Wichita, Kansas, in the 1940s. In the mid 1980s, they saw an unserved market in environmental comfort. In 1989, a new Vornado company launched its first whole-room air circulator. Vornado Air Circulation Systems quickly became the leading designer,

manufacturer, and supplier of air comfort products.

Unlike traditional fans, Vornado is able to circulate all of the air in the room using its unique "Vortex Action", allowing everyone in the room to be comfortable and minimising hot spots. Vortex Action allows Vornado to affect not just the air around the unit like traditional fans, but to evenly

distribute all of the air throughout an entire room.

In fact, Vornado Air Circulators are so uniquely effective, that they can be used to facilitate existing air conditioning systems. The whole room circulation provided by the Vornado allows homeowners to set the air conditioner several degrees warmer without compromising comfort. Thus resulting in considerable savings over the course of the season due to reduced electricity consumption.

Thursday, 29 September 2011 12:55

Online Stockists - Vorando

ONLINE

Vornado

www.kitchenwaredirect.com.au

ONLINE

Vornado

www.everten.com.au

Thursday, 29 September 2011 12:57

National Stockists - Vorando

National

Vornado

David Jones (special order)

National

Vornado

Harvey Norman*

National

Vornado

Good Guys*


Thursday, 29 September 2011 12:58

New South Wales Stockists - Vorando

NSW

Vornado

Chef King

NSW

Vornado

King of Knives

NSW

Vornado

Essential Ingredient

NSW

Vornado

Le Domaine

NSW

Vornado

Joyce Mayne

NSW

Vornado

Domayne

NSW

Vornado

Exagym Cremorne

NSW

Vornado

The Wedding List Company - NSW

Thursday, 29 September 2011 12:58

Victoria Stockists - Vorando

VIC

Vornado

Chef King

VIC

Vornado

King of Knives

VIC

Vornado

E & S Trading

VIC

Vornado

Home at Seven

VIC

Vornado

Kitchenique

VIC

Vornado

Robert Bosch

VIC

Vornado

The Peppermill Now You’re 

Cooking

VIC

Vornado

Harvey Norman*

VIC

Vornado

Air-Iononics Purifiers


Thursday, 29 September 2011 12:59

Queensland Stockists - Vorando

QLD

Vornado

Chef King

QLD

Vornado

King of Knives

QLD

Vornado

Chefs Hat

QLD

Vornado

Harvey Norman*

QLD

Vornado

Retravision*


Thursday, 29 September 2011 12:59

South Australia Stockists - Vorando

SA

Vornado

Harvey Norman*

Thursday, 29 September 2011 13:00

Western Australia Stockists - Vorando

WA

Vornado

Chef King & King of Knives

WA

Vornado

Epicurious WA

WA

Vornado

Retravision

WA

Vornado

Harvey Norman*

WA

Vornado

Retravision*

WA

Vornado

Good Guys*

WA

Vornado

Online

WA

Vornado

www.oo.com.au

WA

Vornado

GreenPan

WA

Vornado

State tate

WA

Vornado

Store tore

WA

Vornado

National

WA

Vornado

David Jones


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