Enter Our Pumpkin Carving Photo Contest for a Chance to Win a Brita Pitcher

Brita Grand Water Pitcher Filter

Brita Grand Water Pitcher Filter

Halloween’s only a few weeks away and one of its most time-honored traditions is the carving of the pumpkin. We’d love to see what wonderful designs you’ll be carving into your own pumpkin, which is why we’re hosting a Best Pumpkin Carving Photo Contest. To enter the contest, post your best pumpkin carving photo, whether it’s the actual act of carving or your final ghoulish product, on our Facebook page and the picture with the most “Likes” at the end of the week wins the contest. The winner of the contest receives a free orange Brita Grand Water Pitcher Filter. And, remember, there is NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER.

To enter the contest, follow these easy steps:

1. “Like” our Facebook page.

2. Post your best pumpkin carving photo on our wall or e-mail your photo directly to manish@filtersfast.com and we will post it on the wall ourselves.

3. Tell your friends to “Like” our Facebook page so that they can “Like” your photo.

4. After your photo is posted, people will vote on the best photo by “liking” the image.

Voting begins today, Monday October 17, and ends at 4pm on Friday October 21. The photo with the most “Likes” at the end of the week wins the contest.

The winner of this contest receives a Brita Grand Water Pitcher that arrives in a Limited Edition orange lid design. The Brita Grand Orange filter pitcher allows you to have fresh and cold filtered water on hand in your refrigerator at all times. This Brita pitcher features a flip-top lid, soft grip handle, electronic filter change indicator, and will hold about ten 8 ounce glasses of filtered water. This pitcher is both convenient and economical, making it a perfect addition to your home or office.

(Please submit only one photo per contestant and also make sure you only post your own photos.)

How to Install a Digital Thermostat

Honeywell Vision PRO 8000

Honeywell Vision PRO 8000

A good thermostat allows you to regulate the temperature of your home and maintain optimal comfort. An outdated thermostat can often be problematic because it offers less versatility. If you haven’t done so already, buying a digital thermostat is a must. With multiple settings and easy programming, you can set the desired temperature in your home with little to no trouble.

Currently, we offer the Honeywell Vision PRO 8000 Thermostat as a featured product, along with several other digital thermostats. The Honeywell Vision PRO 8000 features a touch-screen, menu-driven programming, and a real-time clock that keeps time during power failures and updates the time for daylight savings. The programming feature on this digital thermostat is one of its most cost-saving and energy-conserving components. You will be able to program your thermostat to shut off when you’re on vacation and to turn on before you arrive home, which can save you money.

Installing a new digital thermostat may seem daunting, but it’s quite simple if you follow these instructions.

  1. Read through the manufacturer’s instructions.
  2. Turn off the breaker or fuse panel that powers your thermostat.
  3. Remove your old thermostat.
  4. Remove the cover plate.
  5. Remove mounting screws.
  6. Carefully remove wires and keep note of which color wires connects to which terminal. Also, tie the wires together carefully so they do not fall behind the wall.
  7. Remove the thermostat base by removing mounting screws.
  8. Install the new mounting plate with new anchors, usually provided by the manufacturer. Position the plate over the old anchors or drill new holes if the plate will not fit.
  9. Connect the wires. If you kept note of where the colored wires fit, this will be easier.
  10. Attach the new thermostat to the base and insert batteries.
  11. Install the cover (this might need to be mounted with screws).
  12. Turn the power back on and test the thermostat.
  13. Follow the programming instructions provided by the manufacturer.

Installation should take between 15-20 minutes. When in doubt, refer to the manufacturer instructions for more details.