Kick the Smell of Smoke with Filters Fast

We’ve all been there.  You go into a place where the smell of smoke permeates the room. That fresh air you breathe has been replaced by the smell of tobacco/cigarette smoke. It’s suffocating.  It seems that no matter where you go you just can’t get away from that smell. Many people hate the smell of smoke while others just cannot tolerate it. For those with asthma or any other kind respiratory problems, the smell of smoke is damaging. Today is No Smoking Day, a day in which people from around the world try to kick the habit of smoking to lead healthier lives. Here at Filters Fast, we want to help you kick the smell of smoke with these products:

The Blueair 500/600 Series SmokeStop Filters are primarily designed to filter tobacco smoke, acid gases, ammonia and other gaseous contaminants.  It will also filter dust, pet dander, bacteria and other airborne allergens as well. The Blueair 500/600 Series SmokeStop filters utilize a high concentration of granular carbon for increased efficiency. This means that these filters deliver a higher airflow in cubic feet per minute than previously released SmokeStop carbon filters.

The Whirlpool Air Purifier Whispure 250 is a home air purifier which filters dust, smoke, allergens and other contaminants in your air. This air purifier is made to filter and clean the air in small to medium-sized rooms up to 320 sq. ft., making it ideal for offices, bedrooms, nurseries, etc. The Whirlpool Air Purifier Whispure has a built-in handle that allows easy mobility.

The IQAir HealthPro V5-Cell Air Filter Replacement removes odors, gases and smoke from your air. It also traps dirt, dust and other contaminants. The V-shaped carbon media chambers allow for a higher airflow than standard flat carbon filters. This is a replacement for the IQAir HealthPro Air Purifier and the IQAir HealthPro Plus Air Purifier.

Let’s all lead healthier, happier lives by replacing the smell of smoke with fresh air.

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Fall Allergy Accessory Neccessities

Sniffle, sniffle. If you couldn’t tell from my virtual stuffy nose, Friday is the first day of fall, meaning the beginning of a tough allergy season. As we’ve mentioned before, this season promises to be one of the worst allergy seasons yet . If you happen to live in a city with a high pollen count, or are very susceptible to allergens, be sure to have the correct protection you need for this upcoming fall season.

Humidifier systems will help significantly as they moisturize the dry air in your home. Dry air can cause sinus infections, colds, scratchy throats and even nose bleeds.  Humidified air will prevent cold viruses from thriving, as they prefer dry conditions. However, a humidifiers humid, wet air can also add bacteria and mold to your home if not maintained properly. Here are some of the most common humidifier filters, pads and wicks that will keep your humidifier running smoothly, and keep you out of the doctor and out playing in the cool fall air!

 

Humidifier Filters: Humidifier filters will keep your humidifier running at its best, and keep it free from mold and bacterial residue. Each humidifier, regardless of size, uses a filter to keep particles and contaminants inside of the humidifier and out of the air that you breathe. For example, the Universal Bemis West Bend 6” Humidifier Filter works with a 6” drum type humidifier.

The Holmes HWF75 is a humidifier filter that features the use of Arm and Hammer baking soda to naturally deodorize the air. This filter works with your Holmes and White Westinghouse model humidifier.

 

Humidifier Wick Filters:  Two pack humidifier wick filters will help you keep your humidifier running correctly. Many of these filters, such as the Vornado MD1-0002 come treated with an antimicrobial treatment that will prevent the growth of mold, fungus and bacteria.

 

 

Humidifier Cleaner:  Humidifier cleaner will help prevent the build-up of calcium and lime scale in your humidifiers tank. Humidiclean Humidifier Cleaner and Descaler will increase the life of your humidifier and can be used on both humidifiers and vaporizers.  The Holmes Bacteriostat Cleaner is made for your Cool Mist Humidifier and uses chlorides to clean your humidifier.

 

 

Carbon Pre-Filters:  Carbon pre-filters work with those air purifiers that use a three step filtration system within the cleaner. These filters will protect your HEPA filter from exposure to large air particles that will clog up the filter and humidifier.

 

These products will help your humidifier run at its best, keeping you and your house healthy. If you want to find the correct humidifier accessory for you, simply go to www.filtersfast.com and type in the filter or humidifier you use into the search bar!

Charity Tuesday- The Fresh Air Fund

With fall just around the corner, I wanted to focus on a FRESH AIR charity for this Charity Tuesday. There is really nothing better than stepping out onto your front porch to breathe in the cool, clean, crisp air of fall. As the leaves begin to turn into beautiful reds, oranges and yellows, I would like to feature The Fresh Air Fund as Filter’s Fast Charity Tuesday pick. With many charities focused on providing fresh water to people around the world, it is refreshing to see a charity that understands the importance of fresh air. In particular, the Fresh Air Fund in New York City has provided free summer experiences in the country to more than 1 million inner city children since it began in 1877.

The Fresh Air Fund provides two different avenues for inner-city children to experience the country. For many children, this is their first time under America’s starry sky without the interruption of harsh city lights. Fresh Air Fund camps host 3,000 children between the ages of eight to 15 yearly. These camps are split up by age, special needs, and gender, allowing parents to choose the most suitable camp for their child. Many children who have never been outside of the city are able to experience swimming, milking a cow, cabin living and fishing among many other activities. There are also year-round day and weekend camping trips available.

The Fresh Air Fund also provides 5,000 children with the opportunity to spend two or more weeks with a host family in 13 Northeastern states through their Friendly Town Program.  Here, children from disadvantaged New York City communities have the opportunity to live in a small rural/suburban community.  Being a host family for the Fresh Air Family means that you are providing a child with the opportunity to experience life outside of the city and it is rewarding for both you and the child you are hosting!

The Fresh Air Fund is a nonprofit organization that is able to provide these great opportunities due to peoples generous donations. It is easy to make a tax-deductible donation in any amount on their secure website. If you understand the importance of clean fresh air, and outdoor activities for children, then The Fresh Air Fund is the charity for you.

 

*Speaking of fresh air, the Fall can bring unwanted air contaminants into your home, decreasing your homes indoor air quality. If you are concerned about the air quality inside your home, an air filter or air purifier will help significantly!