The Benefits of Air Purifiers

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Let’s talk about healthier indoor air quality. So many people suffer from respiratory ailments such as allergies, asthma, common colds, viruses and are searching for ways to get some type of relief.  We know that we can’t do much about the outdoor air, but with today’s technology, we certainly have options available for achieving better air quality in our homes.

Air quality is a huge factor in our overall health. Every day we are exposed to all sorts of pollutants and toxins, and over time this takes a toll on our body. Did you know that the air in your home can be five to ten times dirtier than outdoor air? With Americans spending an average of 90% of their lives indoors, clean air quality should be a high priority!

There are many air purifiers on the market to choose from. When trying to decide on an air purifier, make a list of what you want to achieve with it. Effectiveness varies from model to model. The makers of air purifiers tend to focus on what happens to the air, not how it affects the body. One of the main reasons people purchase an air purifier is to help control dust that is being inhaled in the home. Other reasons are to help control pet dander, odors (from pets, smoke and cooking fumes) as well as cleaning vapors.

People want to be able to sleep and breathe better in their home environment. Air purifiers are not miracle workers, but do reduce allergens and other irritants, improving air quality.   Some people see a direct health benefit more than others. Perhaps a reason for this may be mismatching between what type of air filtration is actually needed to what is being used?

If you are considering purchasing an air purifier, please visit www.filtersfast.com and search through our collection of air purifiers.

What Can Happen If I Don’t Change My Refrigerator Water Filter?

Dirty Water Graphic

Have you ever sat down, with a nice glass of ice tea or ice water (or maybe a nice drink on the rocks) after coming home from work and noticed a strange taste?  And even the smell is, well, just not right?  Chances are you have not changed your water filter in your refrigerator recently!

Changing your filter approximately every 6 months guarantees you great tasting ice and water from your refrigerator. The life of the filter really depends on the quantity of contaminants in your water as well as how much water you and your family are drinking.

The filter is there to clean the water of pollutants and sediment that has traveled through your pipes and then to your refrigerator.  By simply replacing your filter on a regular basis, you can avoid drinking unwanted chemicals, particles and bacteria, which can cause or lead to serious health problems.

Another good reason to change your water filter regularly is to prevent scaling and deposit build up that can cause damage to your refrigerator.  A dirty filter not only restricts the water flow, but also allows all of the “junk” to remain in your drinking water or ice.

Check to see if you have a refrigerator with a warning light that changes colors or comes on when it is time for a replacement.  This is a great reminder that it’s time to change the filter!

Now that you realize that it’s time to replace your refrigerator filter, click on www.filtersfast.com.  You will be able to find the perfect fit for your refrigerator.  After you have replaced it, you can feel confident that you and your family are drinking clean water!

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New Year’s Resolutions for a Healthier You

New Year's Resolutions

Making New Year’s resolutions is a tradition for about 45% of Americans this time of year.  On the Top 10 New Year’s Resolutions for 2014, losing weight took the #1 spot.  Staying fit and healthy was #5.  How do you rate your most important resolutions to the least important?  I’ve decide what needs to be on my list for 2015.  Make a conscience effort to drink more water is #1, followed by eating healthier, and then lose weight.  If I can follow the first two, then the weight loss will pretty much naturally happen.

Drinking water is a challenge for me because of the love I have for diet soda (although I have gotten better at the amount I drink daily).  Whether you choose to buy bottled water or prefer to have a filtering system (filtered water pitcher, etc.) in your home, adding water to your daily intake is very important.  If you don’t enjoy drinking plain water, get creative and add slices of lemon, limes, cucumbers, or anything else you love that gives that added flavor to entice you to drink more!  If you don’t prefer going the bottled water route (you might be trying to be environmentally friendly) look into purchasing a water filter pitcher so that you have clean, fresh water at your finger tips.

Let’s face it folks, when you have good health, everything else is icing on top.  You may list things like spend more time with family, getting organized, quitting smoking (GOOD one), falling in love, etc., (these were also listed on the top 10 for 2014) but to be able to achieve those you need to stay healthy.  It doesn’t matter how much money you are striving to make if you aren’t healthy enough to be out there spending it on the things that you love or want to do.  We all need to slow down and take more time for ourselves.  Try to start adding a long hot soaking bath at the end of your day, or perhaps meditation.  Strive to get more sleep to let your body recover from a stressful day.

How many times have you heard someone say, “if I knew back then what I know now, I would have taken better care of myself”?  When we are young, I think most of us don’t stop to think about the future, not just next year, but years to come.  We tend to live in the moment.  It’s important to start making lifestyle changes now to stay as healthy as possible for as long as possible.

Remember to take a few minutes to visit www.filtersfast.com to check out the wide variety of water and air filtration systems that they offer.  You will be amazed at what is available to give you a fresh start for the New Year and make a healthier you!  Tis’ the season to start getting healthy!