Filtrete Home Filtration: Clean Air and Water for All

We have to breathe; we have to drink water. It’s what we have to do to stay alive. Just like food, air and water is essential to life. We stop breathing or ingesting water, we simply stop living. Sadly due to many factors, oftentimes the water we drink and the air we breathe is not safe. Millions around the world die from water-related illnesses each year. None of us want to put our health at risk by drinking contaminated water or breathing polluted air. Preferably we would rather drink clean, pure water and breathe clean, fresh air. Who wouldn’t? The 3M Filtrete series of air filters and water hydration stations offer a great way to get that fresh air and clean water that you’ve always wanted. Below are a few products that will get you on track to having cleaner air and water in your home:

The Filtrete Ultra Allergen Air Filter is one of the best-performing furnace filters on the market. This filter will remove pollen, mold spores, smoke, household dust, bacteria and virus carrying particles. The Filtrete Ultra Allergen Air Filter provides better airflow than the Micro Allergen filter with 15% lower resistance.

The Filtrete Water Station- Four Bottle Water Filter allows you to filter and bottle your own water.  Just fill the Filtrete Water Station with water from your sink, and the Fast Flow Filter reduces sediment and the taste and odor of chlorine from your water. There’s no need to buy costly bottled water, which often is nothing more than filtered tap water anyway. By using the Filtrete Water Station to bottle your own water, you’ll be saving yourself money and saving the environment from the many plastic water bottles that go unrecycled each year. Also, for the entire month of April, you will receive free shipping with the purchase of this Filtrete Water Station.

The 3M Filtrete Air Purifier-Ultra Quiet  captures 96% of pollen, mold spores, dust mites, dust, bacteria and virus carrying particles from your air. Designed for small rooms, this air purifier is perfect for offices, dorm rooms, nurseries, small bedrooms, or anywhere you want to purify the air without hearing it. This 3M Filtrete Air Purifier also bears the government-backed Energy Star symbol for energy efficiency, meaning it saves energy, saves money and saves the environment.

While many of us take it for granted there are many that do not have clean water to drink or clean air to breathe. In appreciation of World Water Day, let us not forget those who do not have access to clean water. Let’s chip in to do our part, to truly make clean air and clean water for all.

Cool Benefits of Clean Air Filters During the Heatwave

“Something told me to change my air filter!”

Do you feel like jumping in a pool of ice water just to cool off from this scorching heat? But then again, what chance does the ice stand before it quickly becomes lukewarm water? It’s not just sweat that we have to be concerned about or how uncomfortable the heat makes us feel, but the health risks that result from the intensity of how hot it is outdoors.

As we watch record-breaking temperatures rise across the country and around the world, we are also witnessing our electricity bills skyrocket from simply trying to stay cool indoors. Outside temperatures are sweltering even before you factor in the heat index. High ozone level warnings and heat strokes are contributing to serious illnesses, breathing difficulty and in some cases proven fatal. Two common denominators that seem to be an ongoing problem with air conditioning systems include routine HVAC maintenance checks and regularly changing your air filters.

Here are four benefits for maintaining clean air filters during this heatwave:

1.      Saves you money

2.      Improves indoor air quality

3.      Allows for better airflow to cool your indoors more effectively

4.      Helps your system to perform with optimal results

Airborne pollutants and allergens such as dust, smoke, pet dander, mold spores and dirt clogs your air filter, reduces your airflow and puts a strain on your air conditioning system. For optimum performance, based on usage, your indoor air quality and the type of furnace air filter you use, be sure to change your air filter regularly, especially during this summer heat.

Choosing the air filter that best suits your personal needs can include one of the following:

Fiberglass/Polyester Air Filters are the most economical and probably the least effective. Their media captures large particles, but are not effective for capturing smaller airborne particles.

Polypleated Air Filters are generally made from polyester or cotton media. This filter is denser and captures more airborne pollutants than fiberglass air filters or washable and reusable filters.

Permanent Electrostatically Charged Air Filters like the Filtrete Ultra Allergen Air Filter are made of electrostatically charged fibers that help to capture airborne particles magnetically drawn to the air filter.

Electronic Air Filters are permanent fixtures in your HVAC systems and require an electrical connection.  They may capture smaller instead of larger particles. Electronic cleaners however, can produce ozone, which is a lung irritant.

HEPA Air Filters like the IQAir HealthPro Hyper HEPA Air Filter Replacement is thicker than standard sized HEPA Filters. It captures many airborne particles and allergens such as pollen, dirt, dust, pet dander, hair, mold spores, bacteria and other indoor air pollutants as small as 0.3 microns.

According to the EPA, indoor air pollution is among the top five environmental health risks. Be sure to check your evaporator coils if you have access to them and your ductwork to make sure they are clean every time you change your air filter. Although this intense heatwave will zap you of your energy and dehydrate your body, don’t allow your air conditioning system to suffer performance fatigue by neglecting to change your air filter frequently.

 

Product of the week: 3M Filtrete Air Purifiers

3M filtrete ultra clean air purifierThe groundhog said it would be an early spring this year, and many of us have already begun to see the sun through the clouds these last few days. That means it’s time for spring cleaning to commence, and cleaning up your indoor air should definitely be a part of your spring cleaning routine. The pollen is on it’s way, but you can help prevent allergies before they start with a good air purifier.

So we’ve chosen several Filtrete room purifiers as this week’s featured products.

The 3M Filtrete Ultra Clean air purifier comes in two sizes to accommodate large or small rooms, and filters 99.9 percent of particles, including mold spores, dust mite debris, household dust, pet dander, odor carrying particles, virus carrying particles, smoke, smog, and, of course – pollen. This air purifier also features a filter change indicator light, reminding you when it’s time to change the filter. Its sleek contemporary design and quiet operation is likely to compliment any room in your house, without disturbing the peace.

The 3M Filtrete Ultra Quiet (FAP00-RS) air purifier is not only ultra quiet, as the name implies; it’s also 96 percent effective at capturing airborne particles smaller than 0.2 microns. Try the Filtrete FAP01-RS model for even more advanced purification. These air purifiers bear the government-backed Energy Star symbol; they are 44 percent more efficient than standard air cleaners and will reduce your energy bill, along with greenhouse gas emissions.

For a limited time, you can save $10 on any one of these indoor air purifiers with a Filtrete mail-in rebate.

But it doesn’t stop there. Filtrete is also offering a $6 mail in rebate on all of its filters that have an MPR rating of 1000 or higher. (This rating, similar to MERV, determines how efficient the filter will be at capturing small particles.) This includes the Filtrete Micro Allergen (Filtrete Red) Air Filter, the Filtrete Ultimate Allergen (Filtrete Deep Blue) Filter, the Filtrete Ultra Allergen (Filtrete Purple) Filter and the Filtrete Elite Allergen (Filtrete Black) Filter.