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!

What Type of Humidifier Should You Choose?

Should you invest in a humidifier? Have you thought about purchasing a humidifier, but you maybe unsure about which one to buy? Before making an investment, there are a couple of things you need to consider. First, you should think about the size of the room your humidifier will go in and secondly, search for the type of humidifier that will address your specific need. Many types of humidifiers vary in gallon output, size and technique. Here is a guide to the different types of humidifiers available for your home or office:

Cool Mist Evaporative Humidifiers:

In Cool Mist Evaporative Humidifiers normally a wick filter sits at the base of the humidifier and absorbs water. The Bionaire Ultrasonic Cool Mist Humidifier is suitable for small rooms, offices, dorm rooms and other small personal spaces. It uses an ultrasonic transducer to produce humidity and the mist output can be regulated with the dual-speed control knob located on the top of the humidifier. This is also a top fill humidifier.

Warm Mist Humidifiers:

Warm mist humidifiers use a heating element to boil the water in the humidifier and release it in the form of warm steam. The Holmes HM5082 Humidifier has a dishwasher safe base and is embedded with Antimicrobial Product Protection treated to key plastic parts. It features a 2-speed setting and digital humidistat that allows the humidifier to run up to 24 hours per filling. This humidifier is perfect for small rooms and your child’s nursery.

Ultrasonic Humidifiers:

An Ultrasonic humidifier is the quietest humidifier manufactured. It uses the power of high frequency sound waves that pulsates a metal diaphragm to help break the water down into an ultra-fine vapor mist. The Crane Ultrasonic Cool Mist Frog and Cool Mist Hello Kitty Humidifiers supply indoor moisture for easier breathing and relieves nasal congestion, dry cough, sinus irritation and other similar issues. The mist output can be regulated with the control knob located at the front of the humidifier.

Warm Mist Vaporizers:

Warm Mist Vaporizers use a heating element to boil the water in your humidifier and releases it into your indoor air as a warm steam mist. If you live in a really cold climate, systems like the Sunbeam Warm Mist Vaporizer features a safety key-lock to prevent shock hazards, an automatic shut-off system when the tank is empty and a mist guard. This warm mist vaporizer also has an integrated medicine cup that will allow you to use your vaporizing inhalants.

Cool Mist Impeller Humidifiers:

In this type of humidifier, like the Sunbeam Cool Mist Impeller Humidifier, a high speed rotating disk spins water towards a diffuser, which breaks the water down into tiny drops and is released into the air as a fine mist. The Sunbeam Cool Mist Impeller Humidifier produces a refreshing cool mist that is beneficial for combating cough and cold symptoms. The patented impeller disk prevents any mist from spilling out from the unit and onto your floor.

UV Germ Free Humidifiers:

Some humidifiers feature UV Germ-Free technology that uses ultraviolet light to kill germs, bacteria and viruses present inside the water of your humidifier. This type of humidifier may be ideal for babies, small children or anyone concerned about preventing the spread of germs, viruses and bacteria.

Top Fill Humidifiers:

This easy pour-in humidifier is perfect for individuals having difficulty lifting or carrying heavy water bottles, or suffering from arthritis. Top fill humidifiers will give you the ability to pour water directly into the humidifier using your own water container.

Humidity that is too low or too high could cause serious and aggravating problems. For very large areas, console humidifiers may be suitable. For small, medium or large rooms in your home, dorm or office, consider purchasing a smaller room humidifier. For optimum performance of your humidifier, regularly maintain your unit and be sure to change your replacement filters as recommended.


Imagine Turning Humidity Into Sparkling Water

Atmospheric Water Generator

EcoloBlue 30s Atmospheric Water Generator

As farfetched as it may sound, the possibility of turning humidity from the air into sparkling water is a reality. EcoloBlue Life & Energy, the global leader in home and office Atmospheric Water Generators, was recently awarded a United States patent for their invention of The EcoloBlue 30s. The EcoloBlue 30s is a sleek, state-of-the-art atmospheric water generator that allows sparkling water to be generated from humidity in the air and customized to consumers’ tastes.

Air is the only water source required for the EcoloBlue 30s. It eliminates reliance on municipal water systems, well water or any other standard water source. Once it pulls humidity out of the air, it filters and purifies the water. The EcoloBlue 30s delivers a continuous supply of delicious, 99.9% pure water quietly, energy efficiently and without plastic bottles. Now how cool is that? Talk about eco-friendly.

The EcoloBlue 30s appeals to a wide range of demographics due to its simplicity of design, easy installation and operation. This appliance can connect directly to any water source to provide an endless supply of water. Some of the benefits of the EcoloBlue 30s include:

  • Hot, cold and sparkling water creation
  • 12 Stage air filtration process
  • Off-the-grid sustainability
  • Solar and biodegradable plastics
  • Energy efficient and economical
  • Eliminate bottled water purchasing
  • Offers 99.9% peace of mind regarding water safety and sustainability


Design features of the EcoloBlue 30s water generator offers wood, stone and marble styles to match your décor. This system comes complete with one CO2 Canister. Additional canisters are available. One canister will provide up to 60L/16gallons of pure sparkling water. To make your own mineralized sparkling water, simply add a mineral filter to this atmospheric water generator. This system is easy to set up and maintain.

To learn more about the EcoloBlue 30s water generator by EcoloBlue Life & Energy, visit their website EcoloBlue.com.