Three Questions to Ask before Choosing an Air Filter

Air filtersNow is a perfect opportunity for seasonal home maintenance, such as changing your air filter. This is especially important during the fall season as many allergies begin to worsen. When it comes to buying the correct air filter for your house, there are three questions you should ask.

1.) What size do I need? The most difficult decision is often finding the correct air filter size for your home. When considering this, always keep in mind the difference between nominal filter sizes and actual filter sizes. What is the difference? According to Cartier King, our in-house air filter expert:

“Nominal sizes are used to help identify a filter’s size more conveniently.  The nominal size of a filter is usually rounded to the nearest complete inch.  The actual size of a filter is most often smaller than the nominal size and varies between different manufacturers.  For example, a 20x20x1 Filters Fast MERV 8 filter actually measures 19.56” x 19.56” x .75.  The best way to ensure that your filter will fit is to measure the opening of your unit (or your old filter) before you make your purchase.”

2.) Has my HVAC Unit been maintained properly? Be sure your air and furnace system is well maintained before installing a new filter. A system that has not gone under a regular maintenance schedule will negate any affect a new air filter can have in your home. You should also keep in mind that older systems are not usually designed for higher grade filters. Be sure to check with a professional about which type of filter you should use.

3.) Will this filter help my allergies? Not all air filters are specifically created for removing allergens in the air. If you suffer from severe seasonal allergies, installing a filter designed to remove many indoor allergens will be a wise decision. Consider the Filtrete Ultimate Allergen filter or the Filtrete Micro Allergen Air Filters, which will both effectively reduce many airborne allergens from circulating in your home. 

After carefully considering the answers to these three questions, you are ready to purchase your next air filter. As always, if you have any questions or concerns feel free to contact our Customer Service department at 866-438-3458. Click below to view a video for how to properly install an air filter.

How do i install my air filter

Are You Ready for Fall Allergy Season?

Fall Allergy SeasonThe beginning of fall is a few short days away. For many around the country this is also the start of fall allergy season. Are you prepared? Do you have the necessary items to get the upper hand on your allergies? Here are a few products that will help in the battle against your allergies.

Lennox Whole House HumidifierHumidifiers.  Humidifiers provide moisture and help relieve allergy congestion. Having a humidifier on hand will help you manage your allergy symptoms better. Consider the Lennox Whole House Humidifier to control the issues caused by dry indoor air. This whole house system works with your heating and cooling systems to add moisture into your home. With an 18 gallon per day capacity, this humidifier can be used in homes up to 4,200 square feet.

Honeywell Air Purifier-HEPAAir Purifiers. The main battle against allergies starts with clean indoor air. Indoor allergens cause as many problems for allergy sufferers as outdoor allergens. Having an air purifier that is specifically designed to remove allergens will make this season easier for you to tolerate. The Honeywell HEPA Air Purifier is an allergen remover that reduces 99% of airborne pollutants such as pollen, mold and pet dander. This HEPA air purifier has SurroundSeal Technology that minimizes air leaks to ensure that air passes through the filter.

Miele vacuum Bags and Vacuum FiltersHEPA Vacuum Filters. Despite being an overlooked source of allergens in our home, the cleanliness of our carpet should never be ignored. Be sure to vacuum your carpet regularly with HEPA Vacuum Filters. The Miele Vacuum Bags and Vacuum Filters captures household dust, pollen and other allergens. This bag expands while vacuuming, making it flexible and tear-resistant. There are five vacuum cleaner bags and two Miele FJM replacement vacuum filters included in this package. Click here for a complete list of vacuum cleaner filters, bags and belts we sell.

An air filter is also effective to fight off allergies, as it is often the simplest defense we can use against it. Don’t wait for your allergies to strike first. Be proactive and take steps to prepare for allergy season today.

The IQAir HealthPro Plus Sweepstakes

May is asthma and allergy awareness month. Did you know that asthma and allergy rates are higher than ever? This is the time of year where many allergy and asthma problems begin to flare up for many people. Did you also know that the IQAir HealthPro Plus is the number one air purifier for asthma and allergies?

The IQ Air Plus will filter about 100X more than your ordinary HEPA filter with its HyperHEPA filtration.  This will remove and reduce dust, pet dander, pollen, mold spores, smoke, dust mites, fabric fibers, gases, odors, indoor air pollution and other common allergens. The IQAir HealthPro Plus Air Purifier comes equipped with three high quality HEPA filters – the IQAir HealthPro HEPA Pre-Filter, the IQAir HealthPro HyperHEPA Air Filter, and the IQAir HealthPro V5-Cell Air Filter. All three filters provide maximum filtration of the air in your home and are ideal for indoor allergy sufferers. The IQAir HealthPro Plus has received more official number one reviews than any other home air purifier and is IQAir’s best selling air purifier unit.

Now, you can get an even better deal with the purchase of this unique system. From May 24, 2012 to June 30, 2012, any customer that purchases a HealthPro Plus from an authorized IQAir dealer will be eligible to win a 5 year supply of HealthPro Plus replacement filters. The prize will include 2 HyperHEPA Filters, 3 V5-Cell Filters and 5 PreMax Pre-Filters. That is an estimated value of $750!  The winner will be randomly selected in a drawing that will be conducted after the sweepstakes concludes. Find out more details about this exciting event, click the link below to take advantage of this opportunity! Beat your asthma and allergies once and for all!

IQAir Filter Giveaway Sweepstakes