Enter Our “Biggest Football Fan” Photo Contest for a Chance to Win a $100 Gift Card

Contest prize

Prize: $100 VISA gift card and teddy bear

Summer’s over, fall is here, and that means football season has already kicked off. Here at Filters Fast we want to know about your favorite football team and how much you love them. That’s why we’re hosting the Biggest Football Fan Photo Contest. Send us a photo that best showcases your support for your favorite team and represents you as a fan. The winner receives a $100 VISA gift card and a stuffed teddy bear from Filtrete Filters.

To enter the contest, follow these easy steps:

1. “Like” our Facebook page.

2. Post a picture that best represents you as a football fan on our wall or e-mail your photo directly to manish@filtersfast.com and we will post it on the wall ourselves.

3. Tell your friends to “Like” our Facebook page so that they can “Like” your photo.

4. After your photo is posted, people will vote on the best photo by “liking” the image.

Voting begins today, Monday September 19, and ends at 3pm on Friday September 30. The photo with the most “Likes” at the end of the week wins the contest.

Your photo can be anything that highlights how big of a fan you are of your favorite team. Whether it’s a snapshot of you tailgating with friends and family, wearing your favorite player’s jersey, or even holding your team’s memorabilia, we’d love to see it! So, tighten up your laces and send us some photos!

What Type of Humidifier Should You Choose?

Should you invest in a humidifier? Have you thought about purchasing a humidifier, but you maybe unsure about which one to buy? Before making an investment, there are a couple of things you need to consider. First, you should think about the size of the room your humidifier will go in and secondly, search for the type of humidifier that will address your specific need. Many types of humidifiers vary in gallon output, size and technique. Here is a guide to the different types of humidifiers available for your home or office:

Cool Mist Evaporative Humidifiers:

In Cool Mist Evaporative Humidifiers normally a wick filter sits at the base of the humidifier and absorbs water. The Bionaire Ultrasonic Cool Mist Humidifier is suitable for small rooms, offices, dorm rooms and other small personal spaces. It uses an ultrasonic transducer to produce humidity and the mist output can be regulated with the dual-speed control knob located on the top of the humidifier. This is also a top fill humidifier.

Warm Mist Humidifiers:

Warm mist humidifiers use a heating element to boil the water in the humidifier and release it in the form of warm steam. The Holmes HM5082 Humidifier has a dishwasher safe base and is embedded with Antimicrobial Product Protection treated to key plastic parts. It features a 2-speed setting and digital humidistat that allows the humidifier to run up to 24 hours per filling. This humidifier is perfect for small rooms and your child’s nursery.

Ultrasonic Humidifiers:

An Ultrasonic humidifier is the quietest humidifier manufactured. It uses the power of high frequency sound waves that pulsates a metal diaphragm to help break the water down into an ultra-fine vapor mist. The Crane Ultrasonic Cool Mist Frog and Cool Mist Hello Kitty Humidifiers supply indoor moisture for easier breathing and relieves nasal congestion, dry cough, sinus irritation and other similar issues. The mist output can be regulated with the control knob located at the front of the humidifier.

Warm Mist Vaporizers:

Warm Mist Vaporizers use a heating element to boil the water in your humidifier and releases it into your indoor air as a warm steam mist. If you live in a really cold climate, systems like the Sunbeam Warm Mist Vaporizer features a safety key-lock to prevent shock hazards, an automatic shut-off system when the tank is empty and a mist guard. This warm mist vaporizer also has an integrated medicine cup that will allow you to use your vaporizing inhalants.

Cool Mist Impeller Humidifiers:

In this type of humidifier, like the Sunbeam Cool Mist Impeller Humidifier, a high speed rotating disk spins water towards a diffuser, which breaks the water down into tiny drops and is released into the air as a fine mist. The Sunbeam Cool Mist Impeller Humidifier produces a refreshing cool mist that is beneficial for combating cough and cold symptoms. The patented impeller disk prevents any mist from spilling out from the unit and onto your floor.

UV Germ Free Humidifiers:

Some humidifiers feature UV Germ-Free technology that uses ultraviolet light to kill germs, bacteria and viruses present inside the water of your humidifier. This type of humidifier may be ideal for babies, small children or anyone concerned about preventing the spread of germs, viruses and bacteria.

Top Fill Humidifiers:

This easy pour-in humidifier is perfect for individuals having difficulty lifting or carrying heavy water bottles, or suffering from arthritis. Top fill humidifiers will give you the ability to pour water directly into the humidifier using your own water container.

Humidity that is too low or too high could cause serious and aggravating problems. For very large areas, console humidifiers may be suitable. For small, medium or large rooms in your home, dorm or office, consider purchasing a smaller room humidifier. For optimum performance of your humidifier, regularly maintain your unit and be sure to change your replacement filters as recommended.


Enter the Clean Air Zone!

Politicians and lay people alike both talk and argue about the effects of the environment on Americans. Clean air and clean living have become trendy issues in the past decade. Green homes, recycling, and hybrid cars are just a few of the ways that people can help make our air a little bit cleaner. With harsh effects of polluted air such asthma and other respiratory problems, it is now more important than ever to protect yourself against the dangerous effects of polluted air. One organization, the Clean Air Task Force, is doing just that.

The Clean Air Task Force is based out of Boston and was formed in 1996. Their primary goal is outlined as such: “To enact federal policy to reduce the pollutants from America’s coal-fired power plants that cause respiratory death and disease, smog, acid rain, and haze.” This group of researchers, advocates, and private sector contributors are working towards getting the American people to truly understand the negative health effects that coal and diesel emissions have.

For example, diesel trucks can pose a serious health risk to pedestrians as it is emitted at ground level. As the CATF explained, “Diesel exhaust is comprised of microscopic carbon soot particles that act to absorb metals and other toxic substances in the exhaust. When inhaled by humans, these tiny, toxic-laden particles cross the blood barrier from lungs into the bloodstream, delivering the toxics to internal organs and leading to inflammation and cardiovascular and respiratory diseases…”

Diesel exhaust leads to approximately 400,000 asthma attacks a year. To get an idea of how much diesel exhaust is released by a local school bus, check out these videos. The first shows an ordinary school bus, while the second is fitted with a diesel filter.

The diesel filter makes a huge difference in the amount of emissions released into the air. The same goes for your indoor air quality. As the CATF has shown us, air pollution is a serious problem and has significant health effects on Americans today. If you are concerned about pollutants and allergens in your home, it is important to equip your home with the proper filters. It is paramount that you change your HVAC filter regularly, and a higher MERV rating, the better. These filters will help to remove particles and mold spores, keeping them out of the air you breathe.

Another way to protect the air you breathe inside your home is to use an air purifier. These will assist in the removal of bacteria and germs that are found in your home, protecting you and your family from sickness. While solving the world’s pollution problems may be very far off, cleaning the air in your home is an inexpensive way for you and your family to stay healthy. While the CATF does their part, it is important that we do ours!