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Published: Friday, 4/24/2009

Everyday Home Products Getting a High-Tech Upgrade

(ARA) - You may not have noticed it, because of larger technological breakthroughs such as hybrid cars and solar energy, but a new class of home conveniences is emerging to make day-to-day activities easier and more time efficient. Every day new products are developed and old ones are given high-tech makeovers.

High-tech has hit cleaning appliances. Consider these new home cleaning products that are faster, easier and more cost effective than the old mop, vacuum and washboard they replace.

Luxe Laundries

Clothes washing used to be a time-taking task involving hand washing and leaving clothes out for hours to air-dry. In the 1930s, the clothes washer and dryer emerged to save time and effort. Now, in the new millennium, clothes cleaning is becoming even easier.

Sophisticated new washers allow users to select their settings with digital displays that can be programmed for specific washing needs -- individual stain removal, fabric choice, dry cleaning, wrinkle removal, and even to run at a certain time of day. Some of these digital devices can even add the detergent and fabric softener for you, eliminating another step in your laundry routine and allowing you to make the most of your time.

Cutting the Cord

The way we clean our homes is another part of daily life that has seen significant changes over the years. Portable vacuum cleaners have been around since 1868 and have taken many forms to provide the most efficient cleaning power around, but they are no match for the convenience and power of today's central vacuum system.

The central vacuum system concept is simple; in-wall tubing leads to inlet valves strategically placed throughout your home. When it's time to clean, you just plug in a lightweight hose and attachments to get started. You don't have to carry a heavy standard vacuum unit with a tangle-prone cord up the stairs, down the hall or around the rooms.

Not only are these systems convenient, they also provide a healthy space for you and your family. Central vacuums, often installed in basements or garages, use powerful filtration methods to operate suction and provide thorough whole-house cleaning without recirculating dirt and pollutants throughout a home. Because of this, central vacuum systems provide proven improved indoor air quality and allergy relief by removing all vacuumed dust mites, pollen dander and other allergens. Courtesy of ARAcontent



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