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Replace Not, Waste Not.

Posted by Erik Sternberger at

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?

Posted by Erik Sternberger at

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!

Posted by Erik Sternberger at

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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No One Likes Pond Scum

Posted by Erik Sternberger at

It's one of life's few absolutes along with death, taxes, and a new Pirates of the Caribbean movie eventually coming out. Proper pond maintenance is important and keeping that water moving is a big part of that. Before we talk about filters (because let's be honest, you know we're going to get there) there are a lot of things that can help your pond. We recently had a friend discover a leak in his new pond and had to remove his liner to drain it. Under his liner, the previous owner had a carpet underlayment that had rotted through and was soaked. So,...

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April Showers Bring May Allergies

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Flowering Plants
At least, that's how I feel every spring! If you're like me and you suffer from seasonal allergies, making sure you have a fresh new filter with a high MERV rating is a great way to not scare your loved ones with a sneezing attack from a room away.

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