Hari Raya Aidilfitri is approaching soon and normally, the month before Hari Raya is usually the busiest time for many households preparing for the coming festive season, which includes shopping for the latest Raya collections, new kitchen appliances and the family’s favourite ‘Kuih Raya’.
However, this year, Malaysians will be celebrating their Hari Raya with a difference due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Aligned with the challenges for social distancing and the movement control order, we will celebrate from the safety and comfort of our homes. For instance, the much anticipated Ramadan bazaars are going virtual, while visiting relatives and open houses may go online as well.
However, this doesn’t mean that you cannot continue with the festivities. To keep the Raya spirit alive, why not try making your favourite traditional meals in your own kitchen? Philips has just the right tools to help you get started.
Feast your heart out this Raya with home cooked traditional Raya meals:
1. Philips All-in-One Multi-Cooker
Keep your pressure down when cooking under pressure! Traditional Malay festive foods can be challenging and time-consuming for many people due to the lengthy preparation procedures and cooking processes. With Philips Premium All-in-One Multi-Cooker, your favourite Hari Raya meals are made easier and faster with its Dual Temperature Control System. You only need 40 minutes to cook Rendang, compared to 4 hours with a gas cooker.
2. Philips Airfryer XXL
Children (and most Malaysian adults) love their food fried. But they also love cakes and cookies too. Did you know that beside the everyday meats and vegetables, you can prepare cakes, tarts, muffins as well as bread and many pastries with Philips Airfryer XXL. It is easier and healthier. This innovative air fryer features an innovative Twin TurboStar technology that removes excess fat and makes your frying even healthier!
3. Philips Blender Core
With 5 speed settings, the Philips Blender Core is designed to provide you with the perfect texture from smoothies to soups and sauce. A wide range of locally relevant accessories are available for more convenience and ease of preparation for the perfect Kuah Kacang (peanut sauce)! Serve your family and guests the finest smoothies with the ProBlend Crush technology. Its unique 4-star blade and energy efficient 700W motor transforms hard ice into smooth drinks twice as fast.
Keeping your house spick-and-span and breathe easy:
1. Philips Series 4000 Cordless Stick Vacuum Cleaner
Keeping your house sparkling clean during Raya can be such a chore. However, cleaning is convenient with the evolution of connected and smart appliances fueled by digitization and technology. Take for instance Philips Series 4000 Cordless Stick Vacuum Cleaner range of cordless vacuum cleaners that are built for speed, power cleaning and the slim, compact body goes fully flat on the floor to reach under low furniture and around tight corners.
2. Philips Series 3000i Smart Filter Indicator Air Purifier
The Philips Series 3000i Smart Filter Indicator Air Purifier captures aerosols including those which may contain respiratory viruses. Tested independently by airmid health-group to remove up to 99.9% of viruses and aerosols from the air. Also tested for coronavirus. With just one push of a button, the air purifier filters the invisible viruses, allergens or pollutants in your home, to keep it clean and safe. It scans the air 1000x a second to detect ultra fine-particles. Reports the air quality in real time, and intelligently chooses the right speed for your home (in auto mode). The air purifier accurately calculates filter lifetime based on pollution level and operation time. It notifies you when filter needs replacement, for easy maintenance.
Now, it is time to upgrade your home appliances and create precious Raya moments with your loved ones while keeping them healthy and safe.
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Get your home in shape and let it shine with these practical New Year resolutions! 🎉
New year is a time to reflect on the previous year and celebrate the arrival of a new one. Out with the old, in with the new. May the New Year bring you prosperity and good fortune.
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In a world where hustle culture prevails and to-do lists reign, we often overlook sleep. Sleep, or lack thereof, could affect your mood, relationships, job performance, and your immune system. It could make a positive difference to your overall health and well-being - if done right. Adults need an average of seven to nine hours sleep daily. Besides getting sufficient sleep, the quality or uninterrupted sleep, is also crucial for good quality rest and to recharge our body. So it’s imperative to fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer.To succeed, studies show that all it takes is to set the mood like the right lighting, temperature, timing, and good air quality — things that could be achieved through simple habit changes. But acquiring clean air is not as easy. Pollutants indoors are more concentrated than outdoors due to the lack of ventilation, and pathogens emitted from machines and cleaning supplies. Breathing this air over long period may disrupt your sleep with incessant coughing, and sometimes may cause serious respiratory problems. Try to keep those snores in check and get a good night’s rest with these tips:
Keep your bedroom free of any invisible pollutants floating in your home such as dust, pet dander, mould, and smoke particles to prevent blocked airways, especially during the Rapid Eye Movement (REM) stages of your sleep. This is where breathing deepens and cognitive abilities are improved. Rest easy with the UltimateHome 500 Air Purifier’s five-step filtration system that thoroughly captures these along with odours and other harmful airborne substances. Its UV light layer also removes 99.99% of bacteria so you’re ensured a continuous and healthier sleep.
Keep air moving
A well-ventilated room helps you sleep faster, and it can also positively impact your next-day performance, a study suggested, so it’s recommended to keep a window open while you get some shuteye. Let the UltimateHome 500 do the job so you avoid uncomfortable drafts or outside pollutants. Its spiral outlet creates a robust whirl to efficiently distribute clean, filtered air in your room.
No noise allowed
Not only can noise keep you from falling asleep, it can also prevent you from getting quality snooze. The sounds that don’t wake you can still shift your sleep stage to a lighter one, resulting in a fragmented sleep pattern, irritability, and poorer mental state the next day. While we can’t fully eliminate noise, using earplugs and turning off electronics are a great start. Investing in appliances that produce less sound can also help, like the UltimateHome 500, you can set to Sleep Mode for a barely noticeable hum even at maximum speed.
Build an evening routine
Before turning in for bed, slowly wind down to condition your mind that it’s time for rest. This may include a shower, skincare, or reading a book. Whatever gets you sleepy quicker, the better.
Include activating your UltimateHome 500 in your routine since its intuitive touch user interface makes it easier for you to adjust the air quality to your liking. With a few taps, you’re ready for bed.
Stay in bed
A continuous rest is best. You get the full benefits of sleep when you cycle through its different phases, and this requires a straight seven hours worth of bedtime. However, it can be halted when air quality levels fluctuate. And it can be a bummer to wake up in the middle of the night to manually adjust your fan. Trust in your UltimateHome 500 to do it for you. Its laser sensors evaluate air quality and automatically adjust fan speeds accordingly so you stay in bed longer, breathing cleaner air. Before following these tips, the first step to good sleep is knowing that you need it. Try making small lifestyle changes to prioritise it, like using the right technology, such as the UltimateHome 500, so you can easily and effectively rest — because sleep is for the wise, not the weak.
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If you’re struggling with the heat this summer, you’re probably not alone. According to the WHO, 2020 was among the three warmest on record. And this is a trend that looks likely to continue. The annual global temperature forecast for 2021 suggests that this year will also be one of the Earth’s hottest. These extreme temperatures can have a real impact on how we feel and function throughout our daily lives.
Rule 1: Close curtains and shutters
Letting in the sunlight on a bright day might seem the natural thing to do but this can create a greenhouse effect – with up to 30% of unwanted heat gain comes from windows. So keep the windows, curtains or shutters closed during the day to minimize the amount of sunlight entering the home. Night-time is when summer temperatures tend to dip, so make a habit of opening windows at night to allow cooler air to enter. Then be sure to close them in the morning before temperatures rise and open them again in the evening as the temperatures gradually drop.
Rule 2: Beat heat with cooling airflow
The World Health Organization (WHO) suggests that environmental stressors, such as noise or temperature, can impact sleep quality and quantity. With temperatures soaring, staying cool can be a real challenge on hot summer nights. Dyson purifying fans use Air Multiplier™ technology with 350-degree oscillation, projecting up to 290 litres of air per second, to cool you. The Dyson Purifier Cool Formaldehyde™ has been also redesigned to be 20% quieter while maintaining purification performance for more peaceful nights.
Rule 3: Reduce heat sources at home
Electronic devices can also generate excess heat, contributing to the ambient temperature of the room. Traditional lightbulbs for example use up to 90% of their energy generating heat, with only 10% being converted to visible light. So opt for energy efficient lights and get into the habit of turning off and unplugging all electronic devices that are not being used. Cooking in a pan or oven can also increase indoor temperatures, so opt for a lighter meal or one that can be cooked outside such as a barbecue. This may have the added benefit of reducing indoor levels of PM2.5, which is often generated through combustion while cooking.
Rule 4: Regulate your body temperature naturally
Choose lightweight, breathable clothing and bed sheets such as linen or cotton and avoid man-made materials such as polyester. These natural fibers will absorb the moisture as you sweat, helping to cool your body naturally – while polyesters are water resistant and do not wick sweat in the same way. Surprisingly, consider taking a warm shower rather than an ice cold one. When the body is subjected to extreme cold, it tries to regulate its core temperature by controlling blood flow to the skin. This means that although a cold shower may offer a brief moment of respite, heat can be retained within the body. Following a lukewarm shower, the body will try to cool down and accelerate blood flow to the skin, which promotes heat loss.
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Is your pet making you sneeze, but you can’t bear to part with your best furry friend? Your dog, cat, rabbit, guinea pig or other furry friend is family, after all. Finding a solution to keep pet allergens under control and your partner, your kids and yourself happy may be your top priority. An air purifier can help.
If you’re like one in five pet owners, you or someone you love is allergic to your pet. To provide relief from the sneezing, watery eyes, rashes and hives, there are simple measures you can take. Like all allergy relief, the best way to control allergens is source control but, understandably, getting rid of Fido is not an option.
What you need to know about pet allergens
The next best thing to do is to look at the allergens themselves. Most pet allergies are largely caused by the proteins found in pet saliva, sweat and dander (the skin flecks shed by furry or feathered pets). These tiny flecks take to the air whenever your pet scratches, shakes and moves about your home and cling to dust particles in your home for a long time.
But doesn’t pet dander fall to the ground, you wonder? Sometimes. But more often than not, the flecks are miniscule and lightweight that they remain suspended in the air much longer than allergens from cockroaches or dust mites (ew!). The medium-sized and large particles are still tiny and settle onto the surfaces in your home—from your sofa and carpets to pillows, curtains, bedding and other home textiles.
And as pet dander isn’t enough to deal with, there’s the other allergens and asthma triggers—like pollen and dust—entangled in their fur and covering their paws that your pet brings indoors from outside.
Getting pet allergy relief
Whether you or a loved one is allergic to your dog, your cat or other pet, it’s clear you need relief—especially in the comfort of your home. Air purifiers do a great job at removing these tiny particles and providing relief from allergy and asthma triggers. Air purifiers also get rid of pet odors wafting around in your indoor air, so you never notice strange scents from your dog and cat.There are also practical hands-on ways to limit contact with pet allergen triggers, although some dog and cat owners may find these measures hard to do. It may be hard to keep your dog or cat out of your bedroom, for instance. Or to restrict their access to a few rooms in your house using pet gates. But think about it. It makes sense to limit pet access—and your exposure to pet allergens—to the rooms where you spend the most time, like your bedroom or the family room.
Keeping your dog or cat off your furniture and away from carpeted areas in your home can reduce exposure to pet allergens. Vacuuming with HEPA vacuum cleaner on a regular basis is another smart pet allergy-reducing measure. Give your dog or cat a bath (but not too often) and use lukewarm water and gentle pet shampoo so you don’t dry out your pet’s skin, which will only result in more dander.
Which air purifiers are best to control dog and cat allergies?
Choosing an effective air purifier to reduce pet allergy symptoms can be tricky. Look for an air purifier that has a high Clean Air Delivery Rate (CADR), which indicates how well unit filters airborne pollutants and allergens. Go with a unit with the highest airflow you can find.
Blueair air purifiers use HEPASilent™ technology, which effectively remove dog, cat and pet allergens from the air you breathe. Consider a Blueair Classic 405, 605, 480i or 680i, which organizations like Asthma Allergy Nordic recommend for people with asthma, allergies and other respiratory problems.
Do air purifier work for pet allergies? The answer is a resounding yes! Isn’t it time you and your loved ones enjoy breathing clean air that’s virtually pet allergen-free.Feeding on dead human skin cells found in dust, dust mites are not parasites, meaning they do not bite, sting or burrow into our bodies. While that is a plus, they do create harmful allergens from their fecal pellets and body fragments.
Ready to start your clean air journey?
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Our home is our sanctuary. A personal space that provides us with a sense of belonging and safety. This is where we rest, spend time with our family and for some, it is even where we work. We do spend at least half a day at home or at least eight hours in the bedroom. However, there is a threat. Something we don’t see and it doesn’t mean it isn’t there.
We take for granted the air we breathe. Many indoor air pollutants are not visible to the naked eye.
Dust is something people speak about all the time. It is one major allergen, however, the more dangerous pollutant in the home are Volatile organic compounds (VOCs). VOCs are organic chemicals that have a high vapor pressure at ordinary room temperature.
Did you know that even common everyday items in the home emit VOCs that are hazardous to health? Plastics emit VOCs. Solvents – Household cleaners, degreasers, arts and craft supplies, glues, “off-gassing” from newly installed carpets, flooring, particle board, and furniture.
Get a good air purifier to protect us from this ever-changing world
Blueair is an air purifier designed in Sweden for better and cleaner air within the comfort of your home. Known as the world’s best air purifier, it is compact but powerful and it cleans 16 sqm five times per hour. Blueair features an intelligent sensor that scans the air quality in real time for you to breathe better with the power of clean air.
We live in an environment different from yesteryears. Another pollutant we need to be cautious with is carbon monoxide – An odorless, colorless gas produced by everyday household appliances or heaters that burn natural gas, oil, wood, propane, or kerosene. It is a major component of car exhaust.
As of 2010, there were more than one billion motor vehicles in use in the world, excluding off-road vehicles and heavy construction equipment. Furthermore, researchers estimate that the world’s fleet will reach two billion motor vehicles by 2020, with cars representing at least 50 percent of all vehicles. And again, although produced outside the home, once the front door is opened or you crack a window open, the air flows in and is stuck within the four walls.
Here are some tips on how to decide on a purifier suitable for you
Do not let manufacturer claims fool you. The Clean Air Delivery Rate (CADR) measure the volume of filtered air in cubic feet per minute (CFM) an air purifier on its highest setting delivers into a standard sized room. With CADR, it is easy to tell which room air purifier works best. The three key numbers for the most common indoor pollutants are tobacco smoke, dust, and pollen.
The higher the CADR number, the faster the rate of removing indoor air pollutants. CADR is independently tested and certified by the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM) and is often the first step and one of the most important factors in buying a room air purifier. For best results, look out for the AHAM Verifide symbol alongside the CADR number.
A room air purifier can help mitigate health issues related to indoor air pollution. However, there are many different factors involved, such as the type of filter technology, contributing to efficiency. Be sure to identify the contaminants you want to eliminate and select your air purifier accordingly.
It is important to select an air purifier with the capacity to handle the total air volume continuously. Use some basic geometry to choose the right size- measure the length and width of the room and multiply to get the total area in sqm.
The AHAM recommended room size of an air purifier is based on five air changes per hour, meaning the unit filters the total air volume in the room every 12 minutes. Ensure the recommended room size on the AHAM label matches that of your room, but you can’t go wrong with an air purifier that filters the air in the room five times per hour. Which means you should look out for an air purifier that gives you a minimum of five ACH (Air Exchange per Hour).
The World Health Organisation’s (WHO) guidelines for acceptable levels of continuous background noise indoors is below 45dB during the day and 35dB at night.
To figure out how much electricity a room air purifier consumes, check the wattage- the higher the wattage, the more energy it uses. Look for the Energy Star label when you make your choice. Energy Star is synonymous with energy efficiency and energy savings. Here are the most reliable sources for unbiased information on performance and energy efficiency:
• AHAM, which publishes independent test results and CADR performance ratings and accredited as a standard developing organization by the American National Standards Institute (ahamverifide.org).
• Energy Star, a voluntary energy-efficiency programme established by the US Environmental Protection Agency and US Department of Energy (energystar.gov).
Before buying, be a smart shopper and verify the legitimacy of the company and performance claims. Most room air purifiers come with a limited warranty covering only what is specified.
Smart consumers would shop around for the best product and the best, long-lasting warranty available. Warranties are usually available at point of purchase, even online. Also, do not forget to submit the required forms to make sure your newly purchased room air purifier is covered.
Make the best choice of air purifier to suit your needs. You would have peace of mind knowing you and your family are well protected against the onslaught of pollution.