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Purify for a Fresh Start in 2021

Stay healthy in the new year with pure air and water from Pure 365.

Purify for a Fresh Start in 2021

If there is one valuable lesson to learn from 2020, it is that our overall health, including the air we breathe, can make the difference between experiencing wellness and vitality or potential illness. This is why we are dedicating ourselves to providing the most outstanding air and water purification system available to our valuable clients. At Echo Workshop, we believe the Pure 365 Air & Water Purification System delivers the highest level of water and air purification processes available on the market today.

A Fresh Start

We commend those who make a New Year's resolution to improve their overall health. Committing to a health and wellness program is one of the most important measures a person can take to ensure they will remain active and vibrant for themselves, their family, and their employment. 

Pure Air — Of course, one of the most important lessons of 2020 that everyone learned, is that the quality of the air we breathe is of critical importance. Breathing clean and healthy air provides a number of benefits, including avoiding potential illness. It also reduces the load of dust, chemicals, and other allergens and irritants we would normally breathe in from unpurified air. This is especially important for asthmatics, as well as those who are sensitive to chemicals and/or have a dust allergy.

Pure Water — Part of maintaining good health means drinking plenty of clean, pure water. Keeping nasal, respiratory, and other vital tissues well-hydrated means our body will be better able to fight illness. When a person has access to pure, good-tasting water they tend to drink more of it. In turn, this will help prevent them from becoming dehydrated, which is a well-known detractor when faced with germs that can cause illness.

Benefits of a Purification System

A whole-home purification system is great for improving the overall quality of the air and water throughout the home, including key areas such as a home gym, a yoga room, or a meditation room. Family members will also enjoy improved sleep, as they breathe in purified air that is free of allergens such as dust mites, chemicals, and other irritants. 

Commercial spaces such as offices, restaurants, and other spaces where people congregate and need access to clean water and fresh air are all ideal locations for installing an air and water purification system. A purification system will allow inhabitants of these areas to maintain optimal levels of energy, health, and productivity.

Why Pure 365? 

Echo Workshop is committed to Houston health and wellness, which is why we are a proud Pure 365 Houston dealer. A Pure 365 system goes beyond simple purification and offers a complete package that includes the education, monitoring, and control of a building's air and water quality.

Purify — A premiere Pure 365 configuration provides a state-of-the-art hardware and software system. The hardware itself is designed to trap and eliminate 99% of volatile organic compounds, along with other potentially harmful microorganisms and ultrafine particles.

Monitor — The app that comes with a Pure 365 system allows inhabitants to compare their indoor air quality to the air quality outside and lets them know when their outdoor air is safe enough to open windows for ventilation.  

Control — The Pure 365 app can identify issues negatively impacting indoor air and water quality, so they can be addressed. The app can also help plan outdoor activities and travel by tracking air quality levels around the world.

 Education — Pure 365's app also provides useful information about pollutants and the harm they can cause, so interested parties can become more proactive about protecting the health and safety of their family and/or their clients.  

Summary

A New Year's health and wellness resolution for 2021 begins with a commitment to safe and clean air and water, whether at home or at work. Contact us today to learn more. 

From Family Time to Game Time, Take Your TV to the Next Level

Your Samsung Frame TV really is a work of art.

From Family Time to Game Time, Take Your TV to the Next Level

Imagine if you were able to have the stunning display, graphics, and technology you want and expect from your TV, while also possessing a piece of personalized and ever-changing art that can blend in and enhance any home decor. Imagine being able to display your most beloved pictures of precious family moments, right where you just finished watching your favorite new drama. Imagine re-watching the video of your daughter's dance recital you recorded on your phone, but for the whole family to see, mirrored and projected on your big screen. All of this, and so much more, is possible with the Samsung Frame TV in your Houston home. 

What Is It?

The Samsung Frame TV is a designer TV inspired by a picture frame. It features a QLED (quantum light-emitting diode) screen that enhances and improves color and brightness, 4K resolution, and highly customizable monitor bezels. When you're not watching your impressive screen, it transforms into a beautiful work of art. Let's take a closer look at what it can do. 

Design

The design of the Samsung Frame TV is meant to be versatile and personal, making it a great fit for any Houston residence. Available in multiple sizes, it's able to blend in or stand out in your space. First, choose your size and bezel, from a range of different colors and styles, and the ability to change with built-in magnets that attach and detach with ease. Then, easily hang your frame like a piece of art, flush against the wall with a clean, sleek finish. You'll be impressed with the beauty of your new TV before you even turn it on. When it's time to watch your favorite show, enjoy the brilliant color, adaptive picture, and active voice amplifier. This means your screen will adjust its picture due to the surrounding light and its sound due to existing background noise. When you have to change the channel to share the wealth with your family, you can always temporarily split the screen and mirror your phone's screen on the other side. Yes, that can even include checking scores on that game you're missing out on. Make everyone happy. As it is compatible with your other devices, you can easily enjoy the various features you expect from a Smart TV, such as voice recognition and app configuration. The Samsung Frame TV takes the features you already anticipate while adding and enhancing them. 

Art Mode

This is the exciting part. Improve your home's decor or showcase your best family moments by turning your TV into a work of art. Curate your own collection from an impressive archive of over 1,200 pieces that is constantly growing. Classics, modern, eclectic, eccentric, choose whatever works best for your space. You're even given a free trial to the Art Store, meaning you can play around and experiment before deciding what you like. Have a single classic you enjoy displayed at all times, or flip through a personalized list of pieces to keep your space fresh and exciting. You can even upload your own photography and family portraits to proudly display.  You also have the option to filter and edit the photos to truly make them your own. Whenever the TV isn't on, you can engage Art Mode in order to display your favorite art pieces and elevate the room. Then, when you leave the room, you can program the art to turn off and conserve energy. Don't worry, it will turn back on when you enter the room again.

With Samsung Frame TV, you don't have to settle. Watch the big game with incredible sound and quality visuals. You don't even have to worry about a glare. Then, elevate your space with fine art, or with cherished family moments. Echo Workshop is your Houston Samsung Dealer, so contact us before the holidays sneak by!

Breathe Deep This Respiratory Care Week with Air Purification Systems

A better you begins with better air.

Breathe Deep This Respiratory Care Week with Air Purification Systems

Clean air. Like clean water, we need it to survive. Also like water, the air we breathe is something we tend to take for granted but cannot afford to, especially in our homes. You wouldn't allow your home's water to be polluted, would you? So why allow the air you and your family breathe in your home to be polluted? 

With Respiratory Care Week here (October 25-31), come find out how an air purification system in your home can help elevate your life, improve your health, and keep your family safe.

Elevate Your Energy

Have you ever noticed how good you feel when you breathe fresh air? How invigorating it is when you step outside? Well, there's a reason for that: the air outside your home actually tends to be cleaner than the air inside your home! Yes, you read that right. According to the EPA, indoor air pollution tends to be 2 to 5 times greater than that of outdoor air pollution. Higher air pollution in your home means poor health and poor sleep, which means it's going to be difficult to get up at 5:00 A.M. for that home workout. At Echo Workshop we have partnered with Pure365 to bring you the premiere home air purification systems: the "Super V" Whole House Air Cleaner and the Ultrafine 468 for single room and area purification. When you're breathing cleaner, you're living better.

Improved Wellbeing

There's something else about clean, fresh air that I'm sure you've noticed: it helps you sleep. Ever fall asleep on the beach? On a picnic blanket? I bet you have and that is because fresher air means better sleep. A 2017 study by the American Thoracic Society found that high levels of air pollution over time may get in the way of a good night's sleep, and we all know how terrible we feel and look after a night of restless sleep. With a Pure365 air purification system, you can rest easier and better knowing your home's air quality is safe and pure. Furthermore, with all that sound sleep you'll be getting you'll be looking and feeling younger—and who wouldn't want that? 

Safe at Home

Your home is your sanctuary. A place of safety and security. It is the place where you raise and love your family; it is important to protect them. Echo Workshop can help you ensure your family's safety and health for years to come by finding the air purification system that is right for your home. According to the first WHO Global Conference on Air Pollution and Health young children and elderly adults are most at risk for health problems related to air pollution, especially indoors. The Super V Whole House Air Cleaner from Pure365 utilizes technology that is currently used by hospitals and the military. It's patented DFS (Disinfecting Filtration System) technology deactivates mold, viruses, fungi, and bacteria all the way down to 0.007 micron, which is smaller than most viruses! It also helps to reduce harmful gases and odors. With an air purification system in your home, you'll never have to worry about whether the air your family breathes is safe because you'll know it is.

You work hard to provide the best life for you and your family. You deserve clean, pure, safe air to breathe at the home you have built for them. This Respiratory Care Week, let our home customization experts at Echo Workshop help you choose the air purification system that is right for you and your family. Whether it is for your entire home or just one room, we have an air purification system to suit your needs. Contact us today to start living a better, happier, healthier you.

Trufig: The Cure for Wall Acne

Upgrade your interiors for smooth walls and maximum design impact.

Trufig: The Cure for Wall Acne

Ultra-smooth walls and ceilings are the secrets to making a space look sleek and luxurious. Technology isn't always compatible with our design aesthetic, however—at least not without a little effort. One of our go-to solutions for creating perfectly smooth walls is to use Trufig stylish solutions.

Rather than typical electrical boxes with the usual hardware, Trufig components hide within your walls, or any structure—to power up all your devices, anywhere. The system has an outer plate that sits perfectly flush against any surface. Plus, it can be customized with any design. Here's how we can use Trufig systems to elevate your space, in an instant.  

What Is “Wall Acne”? (And Why You Should Clear It Up)

We all want our homes to be "smarter." We'd love to walk into a room and effortlessly dim the lights, turn on the music, adjust the shades, turn up the heat—and even make a movie screen descend from the ceiling, all with the touch of a button. The more smart features we add to a space, however, the more challenging it is to seamlessly integrate all our high-tech devices — and make sure they're not an eyesore. 

Devices require power outlets, keypads, switches, data jacks, dimmers, touch panels, and more all around our home. Most often, they need to be in less-than-ideal spots, usually in our direct line-of-sight. Typical electrical outlets and light switch covers will interrupt a room's design flow and create unsightly bumps, A.K.A. "wall acne." 

To further complicate the issue, you may find decorative hardware that you like, but chances are it won't be compatible with devices from different manufacturers.  

We Make Functionality Beautiful

Our team at Echo Workshop combines a well-thought-out plan with the right tools to overcome these challenges. We specialize in making functionality beautiful. Trufig systems are our secret weapon because they can power up all types of electronic and high-tech devices, invisibly. 

Once your wall acne clears up, your interiors will be perfectly smooth—and your space will feel instantly upgraded. Your furnishings and artwork will suddenly pop against a seamless backdrop.  

How Trufig Systems Work

Trufig solutions work for any type of space, from an ultra-modern, minimalist look to more contemporary, or even rustic. Trufig specially designed receptacle boxes are installed directly into walls or other structures.   

The fascias (thin faceplate covers) are key to combining functionality with style. When placed over the outside of the electrical boxes, the fascias sit perfectly flush against any surface. The fascia plates can be custom-designed whether painted, laminated, or covered with wallpaper. Any pattern can be replicated in a decoration—to look identical to stone, wood, marble, tile, or Venetian plaster. 

A Stylish Solution for Multiple Devices

More than just decorative hardware, Trufig systems consist of electrical boxes with several parts. The mounting platform is made of engineered drywall, fitted with electrical enclosures. Trim components attach to the mounting platforms and can accommodate multiple devices, side-by-side. Your devices can even be from different manufacturers. 

Trufig outer fascia plates are magnetic and cover the exterior of the mounting platform. Once decorated to match the surrounding area, the fascia plate seems to disappear—to look like a natural part of the structure. 

Trufig systems aren't only for walls—they're for ceilings, floors, countertops, or anywhere a device will need power. They are also for installing a control pad, or an iPad, on any wall or surface.  

We Ensure Compatibility and Make Technology Stylish

Interiors instantly become more polished and upscale once Trufig systems are installed. In addition to electrical outlets and keypad solutions, the company also makes HVAC grilles in pretty patterns.  

Echo Workshop has Trufig throughout the showroom. Contact us to schedule a visit. We are your Houston source for Trufig, so let our team make technology stylish and compatible throughout your home or office.