FiltersFast.com’s Lucky 6 – Facebook contest

Lucky 6 win facebook contest

Want to try your luck? In honor of our huge 4th of July sale (HINT: It’s going to be big! Stay tuned for details) we are giving away multiple prizes each day on our Facebook page. Here’s how it will work. On each day from July 3, 2013- July 8, 2013, we will post an image that will pose a particular question. Comment with your answer and you will automatically be entered to win an awesome prize. We’ll be posting these images every day from July 3rd-8th. On Tuesday July 9, 2013 we will announce all lucky 6 winners.

The winners of these contests will receive the Culligan Filtered Water Pitcher! You will have 1 week to claim your prize  by emailing kory@filtersfast.com for further instructions. Get in the spirit of our nations independence and get in on the action on each of our awesome giveaway opportunities!

What you need to know to get involved:

1. LIKE our Facebook page. You MUST be a fan of our Facebook page to enter.

2. Each day at 11:00 am EST, from July 3-July 8, 2013 we will post an image posing a question. Answer the question to be entered. If you answer the multiple questions that will be posted, you will receive multiple entries. The more entries, the higher your chance of winning! For example, if you only answer the question posted on Wednesday (July 3, 2013) you will only have one entry. However, if you answer the questions posted each day through July 8th you’ll have a total of 6 entries. That’s a greater chance at winning the grand prize.

3. On Tuesday July 9, 2013 we will announce the 6 winners who will be chosen at random. The more entries you have, the greater chance you have of being chosen as one of our 6 lucky winners!

4. There is no right or wrong answers. Just be honest and be yourself when answering.

5. If chosen as one of our Lucky 6, you have one week to claim your prize. Simply email kory@filtersfast.com to claim!

6. You wouldn’t want to miss one of the questions would you? Check our Facebook page everyday so you won’t miss out!

Get in on the fun. Just answer and win! Will you be one of our Lucky 6?

How to Determine Air Flow When Replacing Your Air Filter

Bearnard isn’t the only one who has experienced problems when replacing an air filter. We have all experienced it at some time or another. You just finished ordering an air filter (from us, of course) and when you try to install it, you’re not sure which direction the air filter arrow should point. Should the arrow point up or down? You go online and search for answers, but none of them seem simple enough. However, the answer to this question is simple. The arrow should always point in the direction the air is flowing. Take it from Alex Hertzog, our in-house air filter expert:

“You need to verify which way the air flows, and the arrow should point in the direction the air is flowing. If the air is not flowing, briefly turn the fan on to verify the direction.”

Like many, you may be wondering why the arrow should point in the direction the air flows. The answer lies in the way the air filter is built. The front side of the filter is the filter media (commonly called “pleats”). The back side consist of metal mesh (or a cardboard frame on some filters).The back of the filter is built as a support system for the front of the filter. You need the air to push the media (front side) into the metal mesh (back side) for proper support.

Now that you know which way the arrow should point and why it should point in that direction, you’re ready to place an order for your replacement air filter.

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May I suggest the new unscented, triple-protection Lysol Air Filters? With allergy season in full swing, you may need the first ever asthma and allergy certified air filter to be built. By trapping 85% of pet dander, 92% of dust mite allergens and 95% of pollen, you will experience relief from asthma and allergy triggers thanks to Lysol, the brand we know and love. The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America loves it, and I believe you will too.

Air filters should be changed regularly, so it is always a good idea to have extras on hand. If you’re not quite sure which air filter is the best fit for you, see Three Questions to Ask Before Buying Your Next Air Filter for additional help.

As always, FiltersFast.com is here to assist. If you have any questions about which air filter you should choose, feel free to ask below and we’ll be more than happy to help.

Desalination: The Solution to the Global Drinking Water Crisis?

As the global water crisis persists, many around the world are looking for new freshwater resources. One way viewed as a freshwater resource is seawater. But why? Many know that seawater is not safe for human consumption, so why is it even being considered? Look no further than Desalination as the reason. Desalination refers to the removal of salts and minerals from water supplies to create fresh and drinkable water. Proponents argue that desalination can be used where freshwater supplies are scarce, but seawater is plentiful. The theory is that desalination plants can be built to supply a community with fresh water for households, manufacturing and agriculture. It is also argued that it would increase the freshwater supply and give millions more access to freshwater.

However, many argue that the cost of desalination is simply too high. Desalinated water could cost five times more than the cost of harvesting other sources of freshwater. In poorer areas, the cost of desalination is even higher and the funds are limited there as well. Another main argument is that it would do nothing stop water waste. Many point out that the key to ending the global water crisis is to focus on water management and sensible usage of water (i.e. cutting back on water usage to conserve).

During this debate, we can’t forget the importance that Reverse Osmosis Systems (or RO systems) have for our own water supply at home. RO systems contain tiny pores through which water can flow. These small pores are restrictive to organic compounds like salt and other natural minerals. Here is a RO system suggestion that will benefit you and your family.

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The Hydrotech M Series Reverse Osmosis System filters water through 4 stages to make sure that your water is free from dissolved solids and organics, and free from pathogens and VOCs that could be present in your homes tap water.

The debate on desalination is just heating up and you can expect to hear more about it in the months and years ahead. But what do you think? Do you think desalination can be a solution to the global water crisis? Or do you think we should focus more on water management and other freshwater resources?