Celebrating Leap Day 2012

It only comes around once every four years, but why? Why do we have Leap years? Who came up with the idea of adding an extra day to our calendar? Well, those are all questions we have asked at some point, and the whole purpose of leap year (and significance of the leap day) is very important. The Earth actually takes a little bit longer than a year to travel around the Sun. To be exact, it takes 365 days, 5 hours, 48 minutes and 46 seconds (chiff.com). To account for the discrepancy between the solar year and the man-made calendar year, an extra day was occasionally added to the calendar.  That extra day was chosen to be February 29, and thus, Leap Day was born. Leap Days only occur every four years, as they are only included in years divisible by four (2008, 2012, 2016, etc.).

So now you may ask what if you are born on a Leap Day? Technically your birthday only comes around once every four years, so when do you celebrate? Typically, those born on Leap Day (or “leaplings” as they are usually called) will choose either February 28 or March 1 to celebrate their birthday and some choose to celebrate only on February 29. It is commonly believed that those born on February 29 have unusual talents and personalities. Leap Day is also the one day of the year where women propose to their men, instead of the other way around. Whether you were born on Leap Day, or just like to celebrate the occasion, we here at Filters Fast would like to wish you all a very happy Leap Day!

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What Would You Like To See Us Filter?

What would you like to see us filter? Would you like to see us filter wine? What about milk? Or maybe you would like to see us try sandy water or vodka? Whatever your choice is, let your voice be heard and vote! Go to our Facebook page and click on “Questions” on the left side of the page. Then you will see “What would you like to see us filter?” Click on it, and the poll will look like the image below. Next, all you have to do is vote and let your voice be heard!

 

Trion Air Purifier: A Breath of Fresh Air

The cleanliness of the air you breathe inside your home is very important. Indoor air pollution is one of the biggest, yet often overlooked problems in our society today.  Every day activities such as walking, vacuuming and dusting stir up millions of particulates in your home. These particulates often include pollen, dust mite, pet dander, mold spores, debris, bacteria, and even viruses. All of these airborne pollutants can cause serious and even detrimental effects on your immune system. Fortunately, there is a solution. Air cleaners have been proven to be very beneficial to your overall health. They reduce allergies, sinus problems, respiratory issues, and even have been shown to help you sleep better at night.

Whole house air purification systems are especially recommended for better air quality inside of your home. Although there are different types of whole house air purification systems, the Trion Duct Mount HE Plus 1400 can be especially useful. The Trion Duct Mount HE 1400 is recognized for having the strongest cabinets, most reliable power supplies and the sturdiest cells within the industry.

The Trion HE Plus 1400 is designed to mount to the duct work in your heating and cooling system. It allows recirculated air to pass through the cleaner and prevents airborne contaminants from being constantly recirculated throughout your home.  In addition, it captures 95% of airborne pollutants as small as 0.1 microns in size, and comes with a three year limited warranty.

Don’t let indoor air pollution be a problem in your home. Get the Trion HE Plus 1400 and ensure that you are indeed getting a breath of fresh air for you and your family.