Think Smarter, Not Harder when it comes to Floorcare!

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The floors in your house are one of the most heavily used items in the home. The daily bustle of feet and shoes, pet paws and furniture movements mean they are under constant wear and tear and will be the first to build up with dirt and grime. Leaving your floors dirty for too long can cause scratches, discolouration and ground-in dirt will ruin your floors. To keep them clean, looking their best and lasting the distance it’s important to think smarter not harder about your floor care.

PICK UP THAT LEGO

LegoIt seems obvious but a quick scoot around the house to pick up larger objects like coins, bobby pins or even Lego can go a long way in a streamlined clean. This step is often skipped by many and done on the fly as the vacuum cleaner moves from room to room. This can result in a lot of wasted time picking up items while the vacuum is running. Or it will mean some unwanted items are sucked up the vacuum and may clog or damage the machine… or even worse it will result in you fossicking around the dust chamber to retrieve that pesky bit of Lego.

WHIRLWIND DUST REMOVAL

LG AeroscienceThe most important step with any floor care routine is effective dust removal. Dust and pet hair can be a major cause for allergens in the house. It is also important to remove all dirt before mopping to ensure you aren’t simply moving the bigger chunks of dust and debris around your home. AEROSCIENCE is the name given to LG’s air flow vacuum technology that utilises powerful mini whirlwinds of air to separate out dust particles. The LG Inverter Motor rotates at high speed, creating rapid air flow inside the vacuums cyclone chambers. Meaning you’ll get all that troublesome dust up quickly and efficiently.

DON’T BUMP THE FURNITURE

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To avoid bumping the vacuum cleaner into your furniture you can use a clean paintbrush to remove dirt and hair away from the legs of furniture to make vacuuming around difficult objects easier.

HASSLE-FREE MOPPING

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Mopping technology has come a long way to make our lives so much easier. No longer will you need a separate clunky mop and bucket to finish off after the vacuuming, with the LG CordZero® A9 Ultimate you’ll reduce your cleaning time by vacuuming and mopping at the same time. The mopping head can be filled with water and the machine automatically adds water to the two rotating mop pads every six to eight seconds, depending on the setting.

GET THE HEIGHT RIGHT

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Having a device which will allow for altering the length of the vacuum reach with ease is not only a massive time saver but an accessible option for anyone needing it. The LG CordZero range has a telescopic pipe adjustable to 4 different lengths for added versatility. This option means you can clean stairs and harder to reach places easier, and it is also great for people of all heights or those who may use a wheelchair. Plus, the Opti-balanced Handle has been ergonomically designed to provide comfort and reduce muscle effort while vacuuming.

Hassle-Free Spring Cleaning

Spring has well and truly made itself known. We can start to enjoy our gardens coming to life, the flourishing cherry blossoms and the warmer days tempting us to take a dip at our favourite swim spot.

Spring also serves as the perfect time to fling open your bedroom doors, cupboards and wardrobes and declutter and clean the house thoroughly. Go through all the boxes of odd and ends to be sorted, file all the piles of mixed paperwork, finally dust the often strategically ignored shelves and furniture items around the house and remove all the dust and pet hair hiding in carpet and corners of rooms.

To make your job even easier here’s the low down on Dyson’s best products to help with a spring clean.

GOOD-BYE CORDS

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Anyone who has ever vacuumed a house can tell you how inconvenient corded vacuums can be. The sheer limitations caused by the cord length, the need to continually unplug it and plug it back in from room to room. And then there’s the delicate dance you need to engage in as you swerve from side to side to avoid running over the cord as you tango your way around the vacuum cleaner. Dyson allows you to say goodbye to cord hassles and just get on with the job of spring cleaning. Being cordless makes them super portable as well. Some, like the Dyson V7 Cordfree vacuum can even be wall mounted with their charging unit for easy storage. There are a range of heads and accessories that can be used for cleaning carpet, hard floors and hard to reach nooks and crannies. It’s worth noting that being cordless, stick vacuum cleaners do have a limited run time, so make sure they are fully charged before big cleaning jobs and always return them to the charging unit after use.

DUST AWAY ALLERGIES

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Giving your house a really good vacuum can help control irritants that contribute to allergies and the nasty hay fever that comes along with spring.

Dust build up can cause a lot of allergy issues for those sensitive to it. The Dyson Soft Dusting Brush attachment is perfectly designed to lightly dust surfaces and makes quick work of hard to clean areas like window blinds. The soft dusting brush gently removes dust and allergens from flat surfaces, delicate areas and upholstery.

You can also try using the Dyson V11 Absolute Cordless vacuum to effectively clean carpeted areas where dust builds up more easily, while also transitioning seamlessly to harder surfaces like wood and tiles. If allergens are a real issue for you, try to vacuum once or twice a week to minimise dust, pollen, skin cells and dust mite droppings.

CATS, CARS AND KIDS

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While the bulk of the spring cleaning will involve decluttering, dusting, scrubbing and vacuuming, there are areas of your life that will need cleaning more regularly. Apart from the seemingly endless mess children like to leave behind after every meal or craft session, many cats and dogs will start to shed their winter coats at this time of year. That means a build-up of loose hair balls rolling down the halls mixed with cereal crumbs and left-over glitter.

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A portable handheld vacuum cleaner like the Dyson V7 Trigger Handheld is ideal for quick clean ups like these and you can even choose cordless vacuum cleaners designed specifically for pet hair . Handheld vacuums make cleaning easier and more convenient than ever and are also great for hard to reach places like in the car, where corded vacuums are just too big a hassle to use.

 

 

 

The Unmatchable Travel Companion

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Whether you’re heading off on a road trip around Australia, or a jaunt across the seas, you’re going to want to take a device that will not only capture your memories, but be your personal guide and travel consultant at the same time.

Gone are the days of packing multiple maps, guidebooks, and cameras for a holiday. The most convenient and best performing option these days is to a smart-device. And when it comes to the ultimate travel companion you need not look any further than the range of OPPO smartphones.

Here’s the top five ways an OPPO smartphone is all you’ll need to optimise and streamline your next travel experience.

Capture those memories

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The trusty selfie shot is the staple of every traveler. With the OPPO Reno 10x Zoom you’ll be capturing selfies, landscapes, wildlife and portraits all in stunning clarity with a super HD lens that delivers high resolution and greater colour accuracy for more vivid detail in your photos. A 48MP ultra-clear main camera, 13MP telephoto lens and 8MP wide-angle lens, all make up the Reno 10x Zoom tri-lens setup. By combining three lenses over different focal ranges, this achieves a full bandwidth of 16-160mm, an effective focal length 10 times that of an ultra-wide-angle lens. The tri-camera setup is complemented by dual OIS for ensuring stability, even when fully zoomed during hand-held operation. The technology behind Reno 10x Zoom truly elevates photography to all-new heights.

Explore the nightlife

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Most smartphone cameras let you down in lowlight and night photos. The Reno Z is equipped with a Sony IMX586 48MP ultra-clear camera. Its 1/2.0’’ ultra-large sensors and f/1.7 ultra-large aperture combine with MFNR and HDR software algorithms, protects users from over-exposure in order to create stunning detail in low-light conditions. The new addition of AI portrait optimisation for night photography can differentiate between the subject and background, ensuring that skin tone is accurate and delivers a professional photo every time. The Reno Z further minimises shutter speed for night photography without leaving the default camera mode, paving the way for fast and crisp photos.

Protection from drops

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There’s a reason the original 35mm travel cameras came with a strap attached. Taking pictures when on the move comes with a major risk of damage due to drops and falls. The OPPO Reno 10x Zoom comes with free-fall protection for free spirited adventurers. The drop protection mechanism for has been engineered to sense in real time when the phone is in free-fall and automatically retracts the camera to prevent damage.

A screen perfect for mapping out your adventure

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Navigating on holidays is made even easier with a huge panoramic screen to view your maps on. The OPPO Reno 10x Zoom offers you a completely uninterrupted screen experience. There’s no holes or other distractions and a chin of only 3.5mm height makes a huge screen-to-body ratio of 93.1%. You’ll be able to stay one step ahead when viewing your maps on your OPPO travel guide.

A long lasting battery for exploring

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Leave your battery packs and extra cords at home, the OPPO AX5s 4230mAh battery is designed to get you through your day. A long-lasting battery keeps you enjoying every moment with your phone. Whether you’re using GPS, playing games or listening to tunes on a long train trip, or making video calls, now you can do want you want for longer.

 

How to do your laundry in Winter!

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Winter brings with it cooler days, earlier nights and longer drying times for your clothes. Using the best washing products, alternative drying methods over the cooler months will help breathe life and longevity to your clothes.

Embrace Fabric Care Technology

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Modern washing machines have become advanced with their fabric care technology, a vast range of settings to cater for every type of load which not only saves you time but can clean clothes better than hand washing or soaking. Fabric care technology ranges from bio-care wash – great for young families cleaning baby clothes, to delicates, silks and hand wash options.

Consider the LG 11kg Front Load Washer, this machine has TrueSteam® technology which has the ability to fluff up fabric fibres to allow steam particles to clean on a microscopic level. Instead of saturating the stain with just one (1) drop of water, 1,600 individual steam particles attack the stain. As an added bonus you won’t forget about your load of washing in the machine again because it has SmartThinQ™ technology which lets you remotely start or monitor your wash progress.

Do Multiple Loads in One Go

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If you’re taking on that never ending pile of clothing in your laundry every week, why not do it all in one (1) day instead of struggling through load after load of washing?

Larger tub washing machines are fast becoming the preferred choice of busy Australians. Machines like the Fisher & Paykel 12kg Front Load Washer with ActiveIntelligence™ Technology can wash both small and large loads as well as bulky items like a king size feather duvet. The wide opening door makes it easy to load and unload. With the accurate water level sensor makes it highly efficient at washing different load sizes.

Furthermore, modern washing machines are fitting into our lifestyles now. Have you ever put a load of washing on only to immediately find a stray sock at the bottom of the clothes hamper? With the new Samsung AddWash™ you’ll be able to quickly drop in anything extra during the wash –  be it the stray sock or a hand-washed garment for final rinsing.

Exploit All Drying Methods

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Washer-Dryer combos have long been embraced in countries like the UK where winter weather reigns supreme. Not only are they great for maximising your space it gives you the option of having a dryer as well. The front load washer and dryer combos allow you to mount it on a wall or tucking away in a cupboard, meaning even small apartments can have a full laundry in one (1) machine. And what can be better than putting a load of clothes on in the morning before you leave for work and know you’ll have a load of clean and dry clothes waiting for you when you walk back in the door. If you’re worried about creased work clothes because you can’t pull them out of the machine immediately, machines like the Miele Washer/Dryer Combo have  an anti-crease action which ensures that the laundry is loosened at regular intervals and does not crease.

Head to your nearest store or online http://www.binglee.com.au for a great deal!

 

 

Celebrate Mum with our Top 10 Gift Ideas!

Every day should be Mother’s Day, so why not make this year’s Mother’s Day extra special and show her how much you truly care. Celebrate mum with a gift she’ll not only love but one you can actually use to spoil her with. While there’s no one-size-fits-all gift Bing Lee’s Top 10 Mother’s Day gift ideas are sure to make mum’s day.

Top 10 gifts to help celebrate your mum this Mother’s Day:

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Serve up some warm fresh bread to start her day right – The mum who loves to bake will adore the Panasonic Artisan Bread Maker machine. And she’ll adore it even more when you bake her a crusty loaf!

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You can’t have breakfast in bed without coffee – The ‘but first… coffee’ mum will love the smell of freshly brewed coffee wafting down the hallway thanks to her new Breville Barista Express coffee machine. The built-in grinder allows you to grind only what you need directly into the portafilter. The patented Razor™ dosing tool trims the puck for consistent extraction, while PID digital temperature control delivers accurate water temperature throughout the extraction.

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Give mum her very own at-home salon treatment – The mum who likes to look her best will appreciate you giving her a bespoke at-home salon experience using her new Philips – pro hair straightener.

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The best dinner is one cooked for you – The foodie mum won’t be able to resist the home-made pasta dish you whipped up thanks to the bonus 3-piece pasta attachment on her new KitchenAid… all included in Bing Lee’ special Mother’s Day deal.

Toothbrush

Make your mum’s smile beam in your family photos – The health conscious mum will appreciate the latest in electronic toothbrush technology with the Philips Sonicare Inter-Dental Cleaner. This teeth cleaning bundle includes both a brush, an airflosser which utilises unique technology to combines air and mouthwash and/or water to powerfully yet gently clean between teeth and along the gumline.

Foot massage

Let mum rest those tired legs – The mum always on the go is going to embrace a much needed foot massage thanks to her new Homedics Ultimate Foot and Calf Massager. Give your mum this ultimate gift for a deep relaxing foot & calf massage.

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Keep track of all those steps chasing the kids around – The sporty mum will appreciate a stylish new fitness tracker in the form of a Samsung Galaxy watch. Transition from gym gear to the office outfit, making it the perfect companion to your day.

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An assistant of her own – The techy mum will love her new JBL Link View voice activated speaker. The integrated display allows mum to ask questions, stay connected with loved ones, manage daily tasks and control the smart home with the help of Google Assistant.

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Sparkling water at her finger tips – The environmental mum will love a slick and elegant addition to her kitchen thanks to her new SodaStream. This allows her to create homemade sparkling water and flavoured carbonated beverages in seconds.

Headphones

Finally, the ULTIMATE gift – some peace and quiet! Gift your mum some time out to relax and unwind with her favourite music or podcast. Remove all distractions from the general hustle and bustle of the household with some Sony noise cancelling headphones.

 

Innovative products to change the way you live!

Not many companies can say they’ve been around for three (3) centuries and still be innovative. Philips not only claims this but have demonstrate this through its revolutionising and life changing products. Philips is at the forefront of many technological advances whether it’s consumer based or within the medical field. Bing Lee carries a wide range of Philips products such as cooking appliances, fitness and heath devices, audio and smart home technology.

If you needed yet another reason to sample something from the Philips range, Mother’s Day is fast approaching and there’s a plethora of innovative products your mum will love. Here’s our top picks for Philips products that will make life easier:

KITCHEN APPLIANCES

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Avance Collection Pasta and Noodle Maker is fully automatic and could not be any easier (add the ingredients, choose your settings and press start). The machine automatically mixes, kneads and extrudes in one go. You’ll be able to make mum freshly made pasta or noodles without any hassle. Experiment with healthy ingredients to suit your family needs or add colours to entice kids’ appetite.

Cook pulled pork and fresh yogurt in the one machine

MulticookerThe Philips All-In-One Multi Cooker has an intelligent cooking system, meaning you can slow cook, pressure cook and multi cook all in the one (1) machine with ease. The All-In-One Multi Cooker allows you to cook with various direct menu buttons (Soup, Risotto, Rice, Steam, Meat/Poultry, Manual). This is the perfect Philips product to keep your Mother’s Day winter stew warm for 12 hours using the reheat function.

The Perfect Coffee!

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The Philips L’OR Barista Capsule Coffee Machine allows you to double your coffee pleasure by brewing two (2) single espressos at once or a double espresso in one cup with the exclusive L’OR Barista double shot system. This coffee machine can brew your favourite coffee drinks (ristretto, espresso, lungo and more with L’OR Espresso single shot capsules, or double). You’ll be able to make your mum her favourite coffee in a matter of seconds.

PERSONAL CARE

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Save time and money and still look your best

 

Do away with those expensive salon visits and zap away hair in the comfort of your own home. The Philips Lumea Prestige IPL hair removal device uses an innovative light-based technology called IPL (Intense Pulsed Light), derived from the technology used in professional beauty salons. Philips has adapted this technology for safe and effective use in the home. The device applies gentle pulses of light to the hair root to gradually decrease the amount of hair your body grows. You can also use this clever device on all areas of the body, even the more sensitive areas.

Smooth skin for weeks

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Epilators have long been the go to hair removal device for women around the world. While they have been around for decades the technology has improved markedly. Philips Satinelle Advanced wet dry epilator has a unique patented system where the tweezers lift and gather the lying hair, guiding them to the pulling point and firmly grabs and pulls out the hair. The added bonus of it being a wet/dry device means you can get all those pesky hairs removed whilst showering.

Take the guess work out of brushing

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The Philips ProtectiveClean 4500 Electric Toothbrush will encourage you to not only brush thoroughly but let you know if you’re brushing too hard. The QuadPacer lets you know when you’ve spent just the right amount of time cleaning each part of your mouth, while the Smartimer tells you when you’ve brushed for the recommended two (2) minutes. If you’re a little overzealous with the pressure, the toothbrush will make a pulsing sound as a reminder to ease off on your gums. There’s also a Gum Care mode to help gently massage the gums.

FABRIC CARE

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The ULTIMATE iron

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PerfectCare Elite Silence is one (1) of Philips steam generator iron that is quiet yet ultra powerful using the silent steam technology. It has an impressive list of features including hug detachable water tank that can be filled at any stage of the process, an eco-mode, and OptimalTEMP technology. This allows you to change between settings for example going from ironing jeans straight to silk.

Not a fan of ironing

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Looking for a different way to remove those creases on your clothes? The Philips garment steamer may be the answer. This product is safe to use on fabrics that require ironing. You can use it vertically or horizontally on difficult-to-iron areas and to refresh clothing – no burns guaranteed. This lightweight and compact design makes it easy to use anytime, anywhere. Just steam and go!

 

 

 

 

 

GIFTS TO BUY FOR THOSE WHO HAVE EVERYTHING!

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INSPIRE SOMEONES BUCKET LIST: 

Supermarket windows are fast being graced with baubles and tinsel and carols will soon ring out through shopping centres around the nation – Christmas is here.

While this time of year marks a great time of festivities with friends and family, it also offers a chance to show them just how much they mean to us through the art of gift giving. However, we all have that one person who is difficult to buy for because they seem to have everything they need. Instead of taking the easy way out and giving them cash, why not get creative and consider gifting something that will inspire them to cross something off their bucket list.

Most of us will have a bucket list of things we want to do over our life time. They could range from learning an instrument to travelling to Scandinavia to see the northern lights. Either way helping a loved one tick off an item on their bucket list would be the ultimate gift.

THE ULTIMATE TRAVEL DESTINATION GIFT

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Whether it’s hot air ballooning over French wineries, snorkeling with whales, or backpacking around Europe, everyone has a travel destination on their bucket list. One thing they all have in common is the need to capture the amazing experience in photos. While everyone has a basic camera built in to their smartphones, you can’t go past a dedicated digital camera to capture stunning photos while on an adventure. You have a lot to choose from, be it a compact digital camera to a more feature heavy digital SLR. To browse the full range of digital cameras click HERE.

THE VOICE ACTIVATED SMART HOME GIFT

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Smart homes are no longer a thing of science-fiction – the homes of the future are available now. Smart lighting is the first step into adapting a home with user friendly technology. Imagine being able to program your home lights from the touch of a button or even a voice command. The benefits range from being able to make sure all the lights are turned off at home from the comfort of your desk at work, or being able to switch on the porch lights while in your car in the driveway, to even programming your lights to turn off or on at certain times – great for the early risers in the family. Once you have them in a home you won’t want to do without them again. Consider the Philips Hue lighting system as a great foray into smart homes. For more smart home ideas click HERE.

THE INSPIRING CHEF GIFT

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When you consider the amount of cookbooks available in stores it would be safe to assume Australians love to cook. While this may be the case, many recipes call for items we just don’t own. Why not gift something that will help inspire someone to become the next Nigella Lawson. They can make their own mince and pasta from scratch, so they know exactly what goes into their next tantalising dish of spaghetti bolognaise. Or what about helping with the new year health kick so they can make their own healthy and organic dehydrated food and snacks? Then there’s the bench-worthy KitchenAid mixer – the ultimate chef must-have. For more budding chef inspirations click HERE.

THE FAMILY ORIENTATED GIFT

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We take a lot of photos in our modern digital world. But how often are we getting those memories printed out into tangible photos? When pictures stay on our devices they get lost and we often forget to go back and look at them. Having them printed off in photo form in frames on walls, tables and albums means we can relive those wonderful memories regularly. The quickest and convenient way to do this is with a personal photo printer at home. These also make great devices at a party, where photos taken that minute can then be printed off and shared with guests at the press of a button.

 THE HOW TO RUN A MARATHON GIFT

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Getting fit and healthy is often the basic new years’ resolution, but translate it to a bucket list and it might come in the form of a wish to run a marathon. The only way to get there is to start training. Fuel this inspiration in the form of a wearable fitness device. Wearable tech will keep track of your daily steps, count calories, monitor heart-rate, and record sleep routines, all while also being a stylish watch at the same time. For the best wearable equipment click HERE.

THE ENTREPRENEUR GIFT

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And finally, how many of us want to get out of the rat-race and work for themselves? If you have a loved one planning on running their own business or who has just started one up, the best gift you can give them is technology. The gift of a tablet, 2-in-1, or a laptop is the ultimate first step for the budding entrepreneur. Utilising the flexibility of a portable computer or tablet is essential for any modern business. They are also the go-to technology for all new students starting university next year! For a full range of entrepreneur inspiring computer gifts click HERE.

MORE BUCKET LIST WORTHY GIFT IDEAS

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For more amazing gifts to buy someone who has everything, check out the Bing Lee Christmas Gift Guide.

HOW TO SLEEP THROUGH THE SUMMER HEAT!

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This year meteorologists are forecasting warmer summer days than average, and more importantly even warmer than average nights. While you can escape the summer heat during the day with office air-con, a dip in a pool, or cruising the temperature-controlled shopping centres, night-time is an entirely different issue.

Humans sleep best when the temperature is 17 to 19 Degrees Celsius. Research shows that hot nights can take a heavy toll on our sleep quality and overall well being, with sleeplessness costing the Australian economy $66 billion every year.

As the cost continues to increase, here are some essential home cooling tips to help you sleep better through the summer heat.

LIMIT THE HEAT GETTING IN 

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Thick curtains or drapes can be a good first step towards insulating a room. Blackout curtains will reduce a massive amount of light and heat, and thermal curtains will also help keep the heat out further. The drapes can also reduce energy loss through windows if you are using air conditioning, so it saves on cooling costs as well.

Furthermore, because hot air rises you’ll notice the top story of your home is hotter than downstairs and the heat in the roof cavity can get up to 70 Degrees Celsius. For this reason, you could consider installing roof ventilation systems that rely on wind power to remove hot air from enclosed roof spaces.

SPLIT SYSTEM AIR CONDITIONERS

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A split system is the perfect option to cool your home in the summer. A split system will cool a room or specific area of the home without requiring major renovations. It is comprised of two parts, an indoor unit and an outdoor unit. The indoor unit takes up very little room when mounted on the wall and the outdoor unit sits flush up against an outside wall of the home.

SHOWERS

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A cold shower right before bed can help lower your body temperature just enough for you to fall asleep. However, if you have air conditioning in your bedroom you might find a warm shower will be more beneficial. The heat of a warm shower relaxes your body and modifies your body temperature so that when you enter a cooler room your body temperature drops, along with other physiological elements like breathing and heart rate. All this signals to your body that it is sleep time.

 PORTABLE AIR CONDITIONING UNITS

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If you’re in a rental, consider a portable air conditioner unit. They come in two main designs, ones that use a drainage tank and ones that use a flexible venting hose easily mounted in a window. Both designs are renter friendly and you’re on your way to a cool room with the press of a button. The added bonus of these systems is many will filter and dehumidify the air.

THE HUMBLE FAN

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A portable fan is an essential for any home, it can be moved to any room and/or location of the property where you have a lot more options nowadays when it comes to fans.

Consider a pedestal or desk fan as the easiest and affordable go-to method of cooling your home. However, if the blades concern you why not try a functional tower fan. They take up less space, are safer for little fingers as they don’t have large spinning blades and are often programmable and come with remotes and temperature displays.

THE CONTEMPORARY BLADE-FREE DYSON COOLERS

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Finally, if you want a step above the rest when it comes to freestanding fans you can’t go past the Dyson cooling fans. They help circulate the air throughout the room with an amazing blade-free design. The fan is even extra quiet, particularly in night mode to help cool you while sleeping in the summer heat. The pure cool link tower fan also has a 360° Glass HEPA filter which captures ultra fine particles from the air including pollen, bacteria and pet dander.

How to fight allergies in the home

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It’s that time of year again – allergy season!

Allergens and irritations come in many forms. Including pollen, grass, dust, pet dander and mould spores.  To avoid triggering your allergies during the warmer months you’ll need to stop them building up or getting into your home.

AVOID BRINGING POLLEN IN

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Pollen is one of the most common allergens for many Australians. If you suffer from this common allergy trigger you might want to consider how you’re possibly bringing it into your home.

Pollen is usually emitted from plants between 5am and 10am each day, so try and avoid going outdoors in the early morning hours, particularly if it is a dry and hot day, as this may signal it being a high pollen count day.

Pollen can come indoors via open windows and doors, and also your clothes. Consider changing your outfit or showering once arriving home, and also avoid hanging clothes outside to dry if it has been a particular high pollen count day.

PURIFY THE AIR

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Pet dander, pollen and other allergen particles may be more easily distributed in the air if there’s not enough moisture. To help filter out these nasty contaminants consider an air purifier. Most air purifiers can remove over 99% of airborne allergens, and ones with a HEPA filter will pick up particles as small as 0.3 microns.

To breathe easy, you can browse the full range of air purifiers HERE.

UPGRADE THE VACUUM CLEANER

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Vacuuming helps control allergens, particularly on carpeted areas where dust builds up more easily. You should also target areas you sit and sleep, as this is where more dead skin cells will be and potentially where dust mites will be drawn to. Try to vacuum up to twice a week to minimise dust, pollen, skin cells and dust mite droppings.

If you need to upgrade your vacuum cleaner browse the full range HERE.

REMOVE HUMIDITY

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Do you suffer from damp air in the home, particularly in the warmer more humid months of the year? High humidity is a serious issue and can lead to mould and mildew growth, whilst also encouraging dust mites. A dehumidifier lowers the air humidity by condensing and removing moisture from the air. It will help battle damp issues and also make your home a more comfortable environment on those muggy Australian summer days.

Browse the full range of dehumidifiers HERE.

KEEP HEATING, COOLING AND VENTILATION FANS CLEAN

It is important to regularly replace or clean the filters in your air conditioner and exhaust fans. Dust and mould can build up, causing bad odours and adding to allergy triggers. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions on how often it should be done. Furthermore, it is also important to consider removing any additional dust on ceiling, stand-alone and ventilation fans.

Cool off this summer with the perfect drinking water made only from sunlight and air

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What if you could drink perfect mineral water every day of your life without the cost, inconvenience and environmental impact of buying bottled water from the shops? What if we could source our own water without extracting water from aquifers or adding chemicals to it? What if the world’s purest water isn’t found on earth, it’s found in the atmosphere above it?

What was once seen as drinking water of the future, SOURCE Hydropanel Technology is producing high-quality, renewable, off-grid drinking water for families and businesses across Australia, all from the comfort of people’s homes and office spaces.

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SOURCE Hydropanels combine material science, thermodynamics and a minimalist sleek design to produce a secure, continuous supply of clean drinking water. It does so by harnessing energy of the sun to power the entirely renewable process of tapping into the infinite supply of water vapour in the atmosphere. So, how does it work?

Ambient air is drawn in via fans and a hygroscopic material allows water molecules to be adsorbed into an air-tight chamber. The water then flows through a system where it is mineralised with magnesium and calcium for optimal taste and health.

The result? Fresh, great tasting, chemical free SOURCE water is then delivered straight to your kitchen fridge or tap!

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This means no more trips to the shop to buy those nasty single use plastic bottles. No more microplastics in your drinking water and it means having freedom and independence when it comes to your drinking water, so you and your family or colleagues have peace of mind.

A typical Hydropanel array can produce up to 600 standard water bottles per month, whilst offsetting over 100,000 plastic water bottles in its lifetime. With 60 litres of in-built storage, SOURCE Hydropanels can continually provide high-quality, great tasting drinking water for up to 15 years.

This is a fantastic solution for people who drink plastic bottled water, anyone who’s dependent on a tank rain water system or wants a high quality, local supply of drinking water to complement their mains drinking water supply. And with a payback of 3 – 4 years when compared to bottled water, SOURCE is a smart economic choice.

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Oh, and did we mention there’s an App? Not only can you as a SOURCE customer own and produce your own drinking water, you can also view water production and consumption from your smart devices, in real time. SOURCE Hydropanels come with in-built machine learning and are connected via a mesh network to the Network Operations Centre (NOC) in Scottsdale, Arizona. This connectivity allows SOURCE to be monitored for any updates required and optimised in-field. You can even switch your SOURCE array to sleep mode when you go away on holidays.

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All of this sounds like it’s from the future but it’s not. SOURCE Hydropanels are producing drinking water for people all across Australia, in New South Wales, South Australia, Western Australia, Victoria, Queensland and the ACT.

You can now buy and own your SOURCE Hydropanel array from Bing Lee. To try SOURCE water visit participating stores, Old Guildford, Taree and Belconnen or visit our online store to purchase your high quality, independent water supply!