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Easy to Understand Guide to Blood Pressure and BP Monitors by Comfort House

According to the Mayo Clinic, “checking your blood pressure at home is an important part of managing high blood pressure.”  In addition the American Heart Association projects that one in three Americans has high blood pressure. Comfort House has solutions to provide you with the means of helping identify high blood pressure and performing periodic home checks of blood pressure.  Manual and automatic arm monitors and wrist monitors are available in a range of prices to fit every budget. Table top, wall mount, and readily portable wrist devices are shown at: Blood pressure is measured as a set of numbers.  The first number, or systolic pressure, indicates the hearts pumping pressure.  The second number, or diastolic pressure, is a measure of the pressure between heartbeats.  Optimal pressure for an adult would be a systolic pressure below120 millimeters of Hg with a diastolic of less than 80 mm of Hg and would be expressed as 120

Sex and Satin Sheets

One of the most luxurious fabrics that can be used for your bed covers is satin and contrary to what many people think, satin is really not a specific fabric, but rather a specific type of fabric weave.   It is a weave that results in a glossy, smooth fabric that feels cool in the summer and warm in the winter. If the fabric is formed with the special satin weave using long filament fibers such as nylon, polyester or silk, it is called satin , although purists might insist that the fabric be made from silk.   On the other hand, if the yarns used are short staple yarns such as cotton, the fabric is a considered a sateen.   Sateens are cheaper but have almost the same feel and wear qualities as satins. Satin sheets are very soft and silky, come in many different colors and most people think they are very comfortable. Comfort House satin sheets shown here with matching satin comforter, dust ruffle, pillowcases, and shams. Satin sheets generally are manufactured in solid

What size BTU portable air conditioner do I need for an apartment?

In the midst of the July heatwave, Comfort House customer Roger (not his real name), who lives in an older apartment building in Pittsburgh, received his order for two 13,000 BTU portable air conditioners .  He plugged them in and they cooled his apartment down nicely.  In the middle of the first night something not so nice happened; the air conditioners shut off.  He turned them on the next night and in the middle of the night they shut off again.  This went on for several nights.  Roger woke up each morning hot and unhappy. We went thru all of the troubleshooting measures with Roger such as were the units being operated within room temperature specified in the instructions?  If a unit falls below the limit, in this instance 64°F, it can freeze up.  Was the water tank filling up?  Models containing a dehumidifier, as these did, have a water tank that when full will cause it to stop until emptied.  Was it operating in sleep mode or timer mode? "No, no, and

Web Based Temperature Monitoring System For Under $90

Remote temperature monitors are a long time product offered by Comfort House . They are used by our customers to alert when the temperature at their home, remote cabin, or business drops to a set temperature, such as 45°F.  The temperature monitoring system, usually a small box-like device, dials out to the phone numbers you have programmed, and notifies you so that you can take action to prevent your pipes from freezing. Monitoring temperature in computer rooms and data centers is another big application.  When the temperature rises, personnel is alerted so that the cooling system can be checked for proper operation. There are all sorts of other uses, too, such as making sure the temperature at home isn’t too cool or warm for pets, plants, wine cellars, swimming pools, greenhouses, horse stables, and home brewing. Temperature monitors have traditionally operated by hooking up to your telephone line and dialing out to you in the event of a triggered condition.  Now we

How to Instantly Convert Two Twin Beds To A King Bed

Some do it in their bedrooms.  Some do it in hotels.  Have you ever pushed two twin beds together to make a king?  If yes, you know it’s not as easy or fun as it looks.  The beds are unsecured and you may even end up falling through the crack.  That’s where a twin bed connector comes in useful.  A twin bed connector joins or straps two twin beds together to make a king size bed.  One style of twin bed joiner slips over and along the sides of two twin mattresses.  A sheepskin strip pads the space where the beds connect while a belt wraps around the sides securing the mattresses together.   Another style is a mattress cover that goes over the entire mattress.  It has an integrated foam wedge insert in the center that fills the space between the two twin mattresses, along with a pillowtop for extra comfort. Occasionally users say they don’t like the “hump” they feel in the middle of their newly made king bed with a connection system.  Most often this is the result of

Welcome to the Comfort House blog

Welcome to the Comfort House blog.  It's been a busy few days at Comfort House with articles mentioning us in both The Wall Street Journal and Defense News. The Wall Street Journal article "Google to Require Retailers to Pay" is about Google's announcement yesterday that a free service provided to merchants for the past decade is becoming a paid service.  We expect it will hurt small merchants and favor big brands. The Defense News article "Vendors Angry Over Surprise Ban on Mailing Lithium Batteries" is about a change in USPS policy that prevents products with lithium batteries from being mailed overseas.  This affects our APO/FPO military customers in particular and the article describes some ways in which we are handling this challenge. Find links to online versions of both articles on Twitter.