Down Comforter FAQ
Down-fill power (loft) and warmth?
Filling power, or loft, is the ability of an ounce of down tested in a controlled environment to occupy space. High quality down has the ability to insulate very well if air is able to be trapped around the down filaments.
Down provides for an insulated and comfortable sleep in cold temperatures, but also contributes to a light and airy sleep in warm temperature, thanks to its breathable nature. The higher the fill power, the better the down is able to do this job.
Higher filling power, reflected in loft number, is an indicator of higher quality down, which ranges from about 500-800. Comforters with a fill count of 800 and higher are of superb quality, 700 and up are very good, and 600 and up are decent.
How to Properly Use Down Comforter?
Before using the down comforter for the first time, shake the down comforter vigorously for a few minutes to encourage lofting. Full lofting of your down comforter could take 24 hours to occur. When using your down comforter, your body heat will also enable more lofting to take place. Customers are advised to shake the down comforter weekly to retain its loft.
Caring for your down comforter is important as it will prolong the life of the down comforter and eliminate the need for frequent cleaning. The easiest approach is to use it together with a duvet cover. The cover will keep the comforter clean and reduce wear. It is also important to periodically air out your down comforter. Airing freshens your down comforter, and optimizes the insulating properties of the down.
How to Clean Down Comforter?
Our manufacturers recommend professionally dry cleaning for your down comforters when they become soiled.
Small spots or stains can be removed from your down comforter by spot cleaning. Use a non-detergent based cleaning agent that is diluted with water. Shift the down away from the soiled area, and then use a small amount of the cleaning solution on the spot. Rub the fabric to loosen and lift the stain. Rinse using a small amount of water and then squeeze the excess moisture first with your hands and then with a dry towel. This area can then be dried in air or by hair dryer.