A LG solution that arrives just on time for the spring!
The immune system perceives normally inoffensive substances as a danger in many people’s bodies. If necessary, very bothersome allergenic symptoms can manifest themselves. The allergens inhaled such as pollen, dust, animal scurfs, and mold constitute the principal cause of allergies and a great nuisance to asthmatics. Actually, asthma and allergies is the cause of unpleasantness for nearly 50 million Americans according to Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. Of this number, many should be delighted of the latest in the LG appliance family. Indeed, the manufacturer revealed the only washing machine to be certified by the North American program Asthma & Allergy FriendlyMC last March.
Asthma & Allergy FriendlyMC certification
As the allergic or asthmatic consumer rarely has access to specific information sufficient enough to be able to make enlightened decisions, the certification program assists them on this point. The non-profitmaking organisation’s goal developed in the United States by Allergy Standards Limited (ASL) in partnership with Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) has developed a certification program that has rapidly become a reliable and non biased tool. The certification program indicates that many products have been submitted to rigorous scientific tests and this, by participants other than the manufacturer and that it has been proved that these products will facilitate the lives of people who are sensitive to the level of allergens around them. The Canadian society of Asthma, a national health organism that has been working for 32 years with ill people and health professionals in the respiratory troubles field has also worked de pair with ASL to develop an equivalent certification for Canada. Not only is it clearly indicated by the logo of the certified products program, but the label also indicates simple information to consumers as says why the product in question has received this mention and how it can be used in the viewpoint of maximising your benefits on the long term.
The LG SteamWasherMC washing machine
LG Electronics has understood that an efficient multifaceted plan to reduce allergens in our immediate environment inevitably takes into consideration an adapted laundry that would eliminate mites and make residual allergens that are usually in materials disappear. The manufacturer has developed a brand new washing cycle called AllergieneMC, capable of destroying these allergens. The AllergieneMC system has been available just recently and has been integrated to the SteamWasherMC washing machine.
“We are delighted to attribute the Asthma & Allergy Friendly certification trademark to the washing machine developed by LG that is one of the most efficient to reduce common allergens.”, says John O’Mahony, Allergy Standards Limited president. By developing a special washing cycle that complies with our demands, LG can help millions of Canadians diminish their exposition to allergens all year long. »
To merit the ASP-WM-01:07 WM certification of the Asthma & Allergy FriendlyMC program, the LG SteamWasherMC has achieved with the AllergieneMC cycle using the TrueSteamMC generator to produce steam in the laundry tank. The anti-allergen power of the steam consists of the reach of necessary temperatures (55°C or 131°F) to destroy 95 % of allergens usually present at the end of a washing cycle without damaging materials. This new application of the TrueSteamMC technology illustrates nicely LG’s innovative ideas that are materializing into very practical solutions for consumers.
But the performances of the new washing machine don’t just stop at its capacity of facilitating allergic people’s lives. It also offers an exceptional cleaning power, an optimal output, and the following functionalities:
- The greatest capacity of the industry is available for frontload models. The 4.2 foot3of the Ultra Capacity model signify that you need to do less loads and that you have more space for cumbersome articles such as blankets and carpets.
- Generates steam at the top of the drum by the go-between of a sprinkling device that penetrates inside materials, takes out dirt and tenacious stains and dissolves detersive agents better without damaging clothes.
- Equipped of a unique 20 minute cycle using steam in order to diminish crumples and to refresh clothes, which means a lot less ironing to do and a lot less visits at the drycleaner’s.
As of September 2007 and according to the www.energystar.gov databases, the LG SteamWasherMC would also be most efficient in Canada concerning water and energy savings (among 27’’ frontload models). Indeed, the SteamWasherMC surpasses of 94 % the qualification standards of the ENERGY STAR program and its water consumption is incredibly efficient because a saving of 44.7 litres (11.8 gallons) is made at each cycle (with the WM2487H model).
Price and availability
The SteamDryerMC washer is also available at LG and is the perfect complement to the SteamWasherMC dryer if you wish to benefit from the many advantages of steam technology to the maximum. You can purchase the kit in many finishes such as stainless steel, midnight blue, cherry red, or the traditional classic white. The models have a DEL or ACL display screen depending on your preference. Prices obviously vary depending on the chosen options but as a rough guide, the suggested retail price by the manufacturer for the stainless steel kit if of $7000.
Do you suffer of pollinosis, i.e. hay fever? No matter if you own a LG SteamwasherMC or not, a simple and very affordable trick to diminish your discomfort during the spring is to not dry your clothes outside. You’ll see, you will breathe better!
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