Will Fracking Affect Your Pizza?

Fracking. This controversial topic has made it to the headlines of many news centers across the country. Whether you are for or against it, the debate surrounding this hot topic issue is sure to be important now, and for generations to come. For those of you who are new to the issue, fracking is the process of pumping water and sand underground in hopes of freeing natural gas from underneath the rocks where it is trapped.   Small fractures occur naturally underground, allowing some of this natural gas to be extracted; however, fracking accelerates this process. Opponents of fracking argue that it will contaminate groundwater as well public drinking water systems.

Most recently, the fracking debate has heated up in New York.  Surprisingly, executive chefs, bakers, and restaurant owners are jumping into the frontlines of the debate. Many are making it their mission to raise awareness about the negative effects fracking can have on New York’s cuisine (Farley, thirteen.org). The organization, called Chefs for the Marcellus, has drawn the attention of some big name chefs, including the Food Network’s, Mario Battali. Battali’s four star restaurant, Del Posto gets much of its produce and meats from the farms in upstate New York, where the Marcellus Shale lies, and where Governor Cuomo would like to introduce hydrofracking.

Hoping to appeal to peoples stomachs, Battali and his chef comrades are insisting that fracking will impact the quality of their food. Executive Chef Brooks Headly of Del Posto is also extremely concerned about the effect fracking can have on New York’s eateries,insisting, “NYC is the greatest city of pizza, and a lot of people say that’s because of the water. If we destroy the water supply, we destroy New York pizza” (Farley,thirteen.org).

So, what do you think of the fracking debate? Do you oppose it because you believe it will contaminant groundwater and isn’t environmentally friendly? Are you for it because you believe it will decrease the price of gas and create jobs? Or, like Mario Battali, do you oppose it because you believe it will negatively affect the world-class cuisine found in New York City? Here at Filters Fast, we want to know what you think, so post your thoughts to our comment section or Facebook Page!

What’s Your New Year’s Resolution?

New year2011 is quickly drawing to a close, which means that 2012 is right around the corner. With the start of a new year we often think about what personal improvements we can implement to make our lives better or to leave a stronger footprint on the world. Have you thought about what resolutions you’d like to make? If you’re unsure, then USA.gov has listed several of the most common New Year’s Resolutions, which include:

Drink Less Alcohol; Eat Healthy Food; Get a Better Education; Get a Better Job; Get Fit; Lose Weight; Manage Debt; Manage Stress; Quit Smoking; Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle; Save Money; Take a Trip; Volunteer to Help Others

At Filters Fast, we can help you get started on achieving your New Year’s Resolutions.

Vapur Anti Bottle Water BottleGetting fit and losing weight is one of the most popular resolutions and with repeated trips to the gym you’ll need to make sure you stay hydrated. That’s why you’ll need the Vapur Anti Bottle Water Bottle – Blue 16 oz., a reusable Vapur water bottle that features a revolutionary space-saving design. Vapur water bottles are extremely flexible and almost entirely collapsible. They are designed to fit where ordinary water bottles do not, and when empty they will easily fit in your pocket, backpack, purse, briefcase, etc.

Filters Fast MERV 8 Odor Killer Odor FilteQuitting smoking is a difficult and rewarding task, so you want to make sure you remove all temptation and all remnants of the smell. That’s why we recommend the Filters Fast MERV 8 Odor Killer Odor Filter 6 Pack, which is the perfect replacement air filter to eliminate smoke odors, cigarette odors, pet odors, gases and other contaminants from your indoor air. While many standard activated carbon odor filters or charcoal odor filters remove odors from your air, the Odor Killer uses Gray Matter, an activated granular carbon material impregnated between two sheets of MERV 8 filter media.

Klean Kanteen Wide Mouth Insulated Bottle

Eating healthy food is sometimes difficult when you’re busy or always on-the-go, but the Klean Kanteen Wide Mouth Insulated Bottle – 12 oz. makes things much easier. The Klean Kanteen 12 oz bottle features a wide mouth to accommodate ice cubes, soup, stew, fruit, and much more, while the extra insulation helps to keep your drink cold or your food warm – it insulates hot beverages and food for up to 6 hours as well as cold beverages up to 24 hours. Now you’ll always have the option of carrying healthier items.

Is Your Home Ready for Winter?

Is your home prepared for the upcoming snow, ice, sleet, and frost season? December 21st marks the first day of winter and it is only a short 15 days away.   As temperatures drop, your house will need a little more TLC to keep it running smoothly in the winter months. Here are some easy steps that can help prepare your home for winter:

A quick and easy solution is to change your furnace filters frequently. You will be using your heating system more often, and more air will be blown through the filter, leaving more particles behind. A clogged filter will not only restrict air flow, but will make your heating bill higher as the HVAC system will be working harder to push air through the filter. Consider the Filters Fast 6 Pack of MERV 13 filters. Keeping replacement filters in your home will keep your HVAC system working at its best, and the MERV 13 rating of this filter will keep mold, pet dander, mites and other allergens out of your homes air.

If you’re interested in further lowering your heating bill, consider a heat recovery ventilator, or HRV. These systems work with your HVAC system to provide fresh, warm air. Advances in home construction have improved insulation to the point where they are not properly ventilated. In the winter months, opening a window for ventilation will let your warm air escape outside and keep your heating bill sky high. The GeneralAire 8220 will supply fresh heated air into your home and works with your HVAC system.

 

If you like to have a little extra heat during the cold winter months, consider the Crane EE-6490. This attractive space heater for small rooms features an ultra slim design, automatic shut off, whisper quiet operation and electronic control with touch sensor buttons. This ultra quiet personal heater also has a remote control and is perfect to help you keep toasty warm in bed.

Prepare for the winter months with these easy solutions!