Posted by Felicia Nicks in Air Quality
on Jul 11th, 2012 | 0 comments
The Tragedy of Fiberglass Filters
I never realized how important it was to choose the correct air filters for my furnace until recently. I really thought they were all the same. As long as I had something in there, I was good, right? Wrong! I learned the hard way after buying all those filters that were the cheap inexpensive kind that I could see right through. And when I placed them in my unit, I had to be extremely careful not to bend them because most of the time they would collapse from the air flow.
Pictured above: fiberglass filter
I would wonder why it recommends changing every 30 days when I...
Posted by FinsNScales in Air Quality
on Jun 19th, 2012 | 0 comments
I know we all want to save money. I love saving money. I love walking into my favorite store to discover they are having a huge, storewide sale. I love getting an email from a website that I frequently visit with a special promo code. And, I especially love advice on how to save money and get more “bang for my buck”.
So, I’m sure you’re saying, “Yes, I love these things too. Who doesn’t? But how do air filters help save me money?” Well, hold on. I’m about to tell you.
First, I must assume that you probably aren’t too educated in the...
Posted by FinsNScales in Air Quality, Pets
on Jun 4th, 2012 | 0 comments
Let’s face it: animals smell. Pets are one of the more common sources for household odors, whether it’s an open can of food, a litter box, a neglected aquarium, or something you inadvertently tracked in with your shoes from the dog’s yard. Sometimes the animal itself just has a particular odor that no amount of bathing or washing can remove.
So what can you do?
Well, for starters, if you keep more than one pet in the house, especially dogs or cats, you may want to consider trying a carbon air filter. They come in a variety of sizes, and can be made to fit in most HVAC units and air...