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We have a passion for clean air.

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That may seem weird, but it's true. People ask us why, but the answer is pretty simple. Clean air is something we take for granted until we don't have it. This recent report by the Lancet Commission on Pollution and Health blames pollution for an estimated 9 million premature deaths, about 15 times more than all wars and other forms of violence. Kind of a downer, but we all want to protect our families and doing everything we can to keep pollution away from them. credit: NBC News While the biggest polluters may be foreign countries the US is still in the top 10. And tragic events...

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Change is a good thing.

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If you don’t mind, we’re going to be a little more personal this month. It’s fall (or Autumn, or "Finally under 90°!" depending on where you live), and change is in the air. (Heh. In the air. We just got that.) Change is also coming to Filter-Guru. But, don’t worry, it’s all good. We hope you noticed, but we’ve been adding lots of new products, we’ve been adding new images and we’ve added a new site.  We’ve moved all of our industrial and commercial products over to our new sister site: filter-gurupro.com check it out…if you’re into professional grade filters....

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Replace Not, Waste Not.

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Last month we talked about the frequency in which you need to replace your filter. But, what if you don't want to for some reason? You forget to buy them, you don't want to sign up for a repeating purchase, or you are concerned with constantly disposing of your filters and want something more eco-friendly.Have you heard of Lifetime Electrostatic Washable Air Filters? (I know, it's a mouthful.) It's worth knowing, though. Electronic Washable Air Filters utilize self-charging polypropylene filter media to dramatically increase the dust capture performance and overall efficiency of the filter, even after many cleanings. Hey, cool. So,...

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Every 3-6 months...ish?

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How often do you check your home furnace filter?  My guess is not as often as you should be checking it. I was guilty of not checking my filter regularly until I got into the air filter business and gained insight and knowledge.  (And also felt a little shame) You should, at a minimum, check your filter on a monthly basis.  You may not need to change the filter monthly but it's a good idea to check to make sure you're getting the most out of your furnace. This is ideal for optimal indoor air quality and for increasing energy...

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The Heat is on!

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Outside that is. Most of America is having a very warm summer and you don't want to be caught with your AC down! Good space around the unit here, but it needs hosed down! Luckily there are a lot of things you can do before having to make a costly service call. Make sure you turn off the power, then check your outside unit for debris. (You'll want to remove any you find.) and spray the inside with a garden hose to any dirt in the fins out. Now, don't get over-anxious and make it an excuse to bust out...

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