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A Healthy Home Moment with Nicole Bijlsma: ‘Household Dust & Allergens’

Ausclimate are proud to present the third of our ‘Healthy Home Moments’ video series with healthy home expert, Nicole Bijlsma! This one is about household dust, allergens & assorted common household nasties (such as pollens & dust mites) Nicole gives us several great tips on how you can keep them at bay. Thanks Nicole!

Ausclimate Healthy Home Moment Cleaning Pack Competition

Healthy Home Month Abode Cleaning Pack Giveaway Competition

In conjunction with this Healthy Home video series, we are giving you the chance to WIN an Abode Healthy Home Natural Cleaning Pack of your very own!

Simply “like” our Ausclimate Facebook page, “Share” the Facebook video post & make sure to tell us in the Facebook video post comments “Why you would like an Abode Healthy Home Cleaning Pack” for your chance to WIN. (Comment approximately 50 words or less) We will be giving away 1 cleaning pack with every Healthy Home Moment video!

Competition Period: Commences at time of each Ausclimate Healthy Home Moments Facebook post, to be drawn 1 week after the original post in question.
Prize: 1 x Abode Healthy Home Natural Cleaning Pack valued at $40.75 RRP (inc GST).

  • 1 x Abode Surface Spray (500ml)

  • 1 x Abode Dishwashing Liquid (615ml)

  • 1 x Abode Window & Glass Cleaner (500ml)

  • 1 x Fibreteq Glass & Window Cloth

  • 1 x Fibreteq Kitchen Microfibre Cloth

For all of the details, please check out our competition post

We look forward to seeing what you come up with for your entries & hope that everyone really gets the most out of Ausclimate’s Healthy Home Month!

If you found our video useful, there are many more like it in the recently released the 3rd edition of her best-selling book; ‘Healthy Home Healthy Family’. In addition to some fantastic Healthy Home tips, it covers all the latest on allergen, mould & chemical research; just a fantastic resource for environmental health-related issues!

Ausclimate Healthy Home Month Special:

For the month of February, we are also proud to be offering a complimentary hard-cover edition of this great book (valued at $39.95) with every Ausclimate dehumidifier or air-purifier purchase when you mention Healthy Home Month! There are also some great value specials going right now, so if you’ve been thinking about a dehumidifier or air purifier purchase, now is a great time.

book cover

For all of the details, please check out our Healthy Home Month Special post

Stay tuned to this space for our next Healthy Home Moment with Nicole! And as always, for any home air-quality or moisture problems, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. Always here to help!

Cheers

Russell Bryan 
Ausclimate Co-founder

visit the website:
http://www.ausclimate.com.au

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A Healthy Home Moment with Nicole: Water Filtration

 

Ausclimate are very proud to present the second of our ‘Healthy Home Moments’ video series with healthy home expert, Nicole Bijlsma! This one is all about the tap water that we drink, just what might be in it and what we should be doing about it. Thanks Nicole!

Ausclimate Healthy Home Moment Cleaning Pack Competition

Healthy Home Month Abode Cleaning Pack Giveaway Competition

In conjunction with this Healthy Home video series, we are giving you the chance to WIN an Abode Healthy Home Natural Cleaning Pack of your very own!

Simply “like” our Ausclimate Facebook page, “Share” the Facebook video post & make sure to tell us in the Facebook video post comments “Why you would like an Abode Healthy Home Cleaning Pack” for your chance to WIN. (Comment approximately 50 words or less) We will be giving away 1 cleaning pack with every Healthy Home Moment video!

Competition Period: Commences at time of each Ausclimate Healthy Home Moments Facebook post, to be drawn 1 week after the original post in question.
Prize: 1 x Abode Healthy Home Natural Cleaning Pack valued at $40.75 RRP (inc GST).

  • 1 x Abode Surface Spray (500ml)

  • 1 x Abode Dishwashing Liquid (615ml)

  • 1 x Abode Window & Glass Cleaner (500ml)

  • 1 x Fibreteq Glass & Window Cloth

  • 1 x Fibreteq Kitchen Microfibre Cloth

For all of the details, please check out our competition post

We look forward to seeing what you come up with for your entries & hope that everyone really gets the most out of Ausclimate’s Healthy Home Month!

If you found our video useful, there are many more like it in the recently released the 3rd edition of her best-selling book; ‘Healthy Home Healthy Family’. In addition to some fantastic Healthy Home tips, it covers all the latest on allergen, mould & chemical research; just a fantastic resource for environmental health-related issues!

Ausclimate Healthy Home Month Special:

For the month of February, we are also proud to be offering a complimentary hard-cover edition of this great book (valued at $39.95) with every Ausclimate dehumidifier or air-purifier purchase when you mention Healthy Home Month! There are also some great value specials going right now, so if you’ve been thinking about a dehumidifier or air purifier purchase, now is a great time.

book cover

For all of the details, please check out our Healthy Home Month Special post

Stay tuned to this space for our next Healthy Home Moment with Nicole! And as always, for any home air-quality or moisture problems, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. Always here to help!

Cheers

Russell Bryan 
Ausclimate Co-founder

visit the website:
http://www.ausclimate.com.au


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Ausclimate’s Healthy Home Month

Healthy Home Special

Hi there folks, we have an exciting announcement for you. Ausclimate’s ‘Healthy Home Month’ has officially arrived this February. This Healthy Home Month is all about GIVING BACK to our loyal Ausclimate-friends, with handy content for you & easy steps that you can take to make your own home a healthier place!

Partnering with us for this month is friend of Ausclimate & healthy home industry-expert, Nicole Bijlsma! Nicole is a Building Biologist, CEO of the Australian College of Environmental Studies & also a published author. To put it simply, she really knows her stuff!

Nicole recently released the 3rd edition of her book – ‘Healthy Home Healthy Family’. With over 890 references covering all the latest on allergen, mould & chemical research; just a fantastic resource for environmental health-related issues.

book cover

Healthy Home Month Special:

For the month of February, we are proud to officially announce that we will be offering a complimentary hard-cover ‘Healthy Home Healthy Family’ book with every Ausclimate unit purchase when you mention Healthy Home Month! This best-selling book is valued at $39.95 & is a compilation of fifteen years of research. Within its pages you will find out how your home can affect your family’s health & most importantly, what you can do about it. We really hope that Nicole’s useful guide will help to make your home a healthier environment.

To take advantage of this offer, please visit the Ausclimate website to view our full range of dehumidifiers & air purifiers, then call us on 1800 122 100 (freecall), making sure to mention our “Healthy Home Month” offer when placing your order. There are also some great value specials going right now, so if you’ve been thinking about a dehumidifier or air purifier purchase, now is a great time.

Official terms & conditions of ‘Healthy Home Month’ book offer below.

Stay tuned to this space throughout ‘Healthy Home Month’ as we’ll be sharing some great information and excellent resources throughout the month to help YOU enjoy a healthier home.

P.S. If you like videos, this is the month for you!

Cheers,

Russell Bryan
Ausclimate Co-founder

visit the website:
ausclimate.com.au

Offer Fine Print:

*Offer eligible when mentioned during over-the-phone orders only for the remainder of the month of February 2018. Offer available for Ausclimate over-the-phone orders only (on mention of offer), while stock lasts. Offer not eligible on previous orders. Climate gauges and replacement air purifier filters are not included in complimentary book offer. Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in ‘Healthy Home Healthy Family’ are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Ausclimate PTY LTD.


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Seven simple tips for a healthier, happier home in 2018

Hello folks!

A great article here for you from the Daily Telegraph with some handy, simple little steps that you can take to make your home a happier & healthier place this year. It also just happens to include some wonderful words of wisdom from none other than friend-of-Ausclimate & healthy home industry-expertNicole Bijlsma! Thanks guys!

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Resolve to follow these seven simple tips for a healthier, happier home in 2018
(Article originally published January 5, 2018 1:00pm

Simple things like increased air-flow, indoor house plants & paying a little more attention to keeping things clean & tidy can go such a long way! Another excellent point brought up in this article is ‘eliminating allergens’. This is where your dehumidifiers & air purifiers can really do an excellent job of both removing the environmental factors (that are conducive to many of these allergens) & actively removing them straight out of the air!

Please take a look at our website to find out all about our full Ausclimate WINIX air-purifier & NWT dehumidifier range & feel free to get in touch with any questions that you may have. Always happy to help!

Cheers,

Russell Bryan
Ausclimate Co-founder
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Keeping indoor plants can help purify the air we breathe. Picture: Satara Australia,satara.com.au


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Happy New Year from Ausclimate

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A slightly belated Happy New Year from all of us here at Ausclimate! (pictured left-to-right: Allan, Chris, Russell & Joanne)
We hope that everyone out there has had a wonderful Christmas & New Year break. We’d like to give out a big old ‘thank-you’ to all of you for 2018. It’s been a huge year for us here in Ausclimate-land. It has just been so wonderful meeting & talking to the many hundreds of customers out there over the past year, helping you with your individual air quality & moisture issues & coming up with the right remedy for you. As a family-owned Australian business we are truly grateful for your business. We look forward to continuing to provide this personalised service & meeting many new friends in 2018!
It’s also been delightful to welcome all of our new friends online & in the world of Facebook. It’s just great to see how things are growing, bit-by-bit. We’re very excited for what we have in store for our online friends in 2018. This year will be all about useful content to help you maintain a healthier indoor climate for yourself, your family & your loved ones:
• More useful guides & tips to help you get the most out of your products
• Handy fact sheets
• More helpful videos (covering a range of healthy home subjects & from a variety of industry experts)
• Keeping you posted on what we’re up to here at Ausclimate
• Some interesting uses of your products that you may not have even thought of
• Special offers & giveaways just for our Ausclimate friends!
As always, we’re here for you for any day-to-day air quality & moisture questions that you may have & to make sure that you are still getting the most out of your Ausclimate product. We’re always keen to do what we can to help not only yourself, but also any other family members or friends who may be in need. So please get in touch, we’re always only a call away!
ph: 1800 122 100 (free call)
Here’s to a great 2018!
THANK-YOU,
Russell & Allan Bryan
Ausclimate Co-Founders
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Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) – Sensitive Choice

Hello folks & a Happy New Year from Ausclimate!

We’ve found a wonderful little fact sheet here for you from the great team at Sensitive Choice all about VOCs. As we know, these everyday-home airborne chemical nasties can be just terrible for a wide range of people; from young children & older people, to those with asthma & respiratory issues, to allergy sufferers & of course people with chemical sensitivities. This fact sheet does a great job of explaining just what VOCs are, listing some key chemicals to watch out for & gives some handy tips to reduce your exposure. Thanks Sensitive Choice!

 


 

VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUNDS (VOCS)

Pretty much every one has heard about VOCs, but what and where are they?

There is no single definition for what constitutes a volatile organic compound (VOC), but it is safe to say that a VOC is a carbon-based organic compound that evaporates (or off-gases) at room temperature.

VOCs are very common and may be man-made, or naturally occurring.

VOCs are a broad group and while some should be avoided, others are not known to cause any issues for most people. Then there are some people who may be allergic or sensitized to some VOCs.

People with respiratory problems such as asthma, young children, older people, and persons with heightened sensitivity to chemicals may be more susceptible to irritation and symptoms from some VOCs.

Longer term exposure to VOCs may be more likely to trigger and other respiratory symptoms in some people.

VOCs exist outside (particularly in air pollution) and inside.

There are VOCs in aerosols, cleaning products, paints, cosmetics, adhesives, pressed wood products, foam, tobacco smoke, upholstery, carpets, textiles, plastics, detergents (and more).

VOCs can emanate from:

Chemical Uses Comment
Formaldehyde Used in the manufacture of resins and plastics, mostly in the wood-products industry and adhesives. Also tobacco smoke. Exposure to low levels irritates the eyes, nose and throat, and can cause allergies affecting the skin and lungs. Higher exposure can cause significant damage, even death. Possibly also carcinogenic.
Ethylbenzene Primarily used in the production of styrene and synthetic polymers as well as a number of other uses. Respiratory sensitivity.
Benzene Used in manufacturing. Also tobacco smoke. Health concerns, particularly when inhaled
Fragrances Fragrances may consist of a complex range of chemicals and are added to a range of products including cosmetics, cleaning products, air fresheners, detergents etc. Fragrances are VOCs and may trigger symptoms in some people with asthma or allergies.
Toluene Toluene is a common solvent, used in such things as paints, paint thinners, sealants and adhesives. Also tobacco smoke. Inhaling low levels can cause tiredness, confusion and a range of other symptoms.
Xylene A solvent used to manufacture petrol, chemicals, polyester fibre, and to make dyes, paints and insecticides. Also tobacco smoke. When inhaled or absorbed through the skin symptoms can include headache, dizziness, nausea and vomiting.

You can influence the level of VOCs in your home.

Buy no or low-VOC products and reduce the number of products in your home that give off VOCs.

If you do buy new products that may off-gas, consider allowing them to do so before you take delivery, in a spare room or outside.

Increase ventilation by opening doors and windows or use air purifiers with activated carbon filters or other means to filter VOCs.

Air fresheners are most likely emitters of VOCs (fragrances) that mask unpleasant odours with other odours. It’s probably best to deal with the unpleasant odours using the techniques above if odours trigger your symptoms.

Keep both the temperature and relative humidity lower. Chemicals will off-gas more under warmer conditions with high humidity.

If you can, paint and renovate your home when it is unoccupied or during seasons that will allow for additional ventilation.

Fact sheet originally published 

 


 

In addition to these steps, the regular use of a high-quality air purifier will also do an excellent job of reducing those VOC levels in your home or workspace. We’re extremely proud of our recent independent VOC Testing Results for our Asthma Council Australia Sensitive Choice approved WINIX Ultimate 5-Stage Air Purifier. This official independent test, performed by the Australian College of Environmental Studies concluded an almost 80% reduction of total VOCs within one hour of the air purifier being in use. What a result!

For more details, please take a look at our full WINIX Air Purifier VOC efficacy testing results blog post right here.

Thanks guys, as always please get in touch with any questions that you may have & you can visit the Ausclimate website for our full range of Air Purifiers & Dehumidifiers.

Always here to help!

Cheers,

Russell Bryan
Ausclimate Co-founder
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Ausclimate’s Christmas Air-Purifier Competition Last Call

Ausclimate Christmas Pet Photos

We’ve had just an amazing response to our Ausclimate Christmas Air-Purifier Competition so far & have been blown away with the amount of great entries! We’ve also been surprised & delighted by the amount of snaps of your adorable furry friends that have been sent in! It sure is going to be a tough choice in picking the winner, that’s for sure!

We just wanted to send out a final reminder that competition entries close at 11.59pm AEDT tonight (20/12/2017). So if you haven’t got your entry in yet, time to get to it! Jump on over to our Facebook competition post for your chance to WIN a WINIX Ultimate 5-stage air-purifier. We’ll be making our official ‘video’ Winner Announcement on Friday (22/12/2017). So stay tuned folks!

Please take a look at our website  to find out all about our full Ausclimate WINIX air-purifier range & feel free to get in touch with any questions that you may have. Always here to help!

We hope that all of our Ausclimate furry friends get spoiled rotten this Christmas. (We know that our Ziggy & Jelly will be!)

Cheers,
Russell Bryan
Ausclimate Co-founder
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