Spring Blooms With Allergies Gone Wild

by kkubik1@comcast.net 29. May 2014 13:40

So far this Spring is turning into a horrific allergy season.  Recently, I over heard people talking that had just gone hiking, and they mentioned that they thought they saw smoke in the woods... turned out to be the pollen coming off the pine trees on a windy day.  They could not believe it! 

What people don't seem to realize is that the same allergens can creep into you home.  They enter on your clothes, your pets, through window drafts and even when you open and close your doors.  So what can you do to combat these allergens entering your home?   The best way to get rid of these allergens is to use and air cleaner.  Whole House Air Cleaners are the most effective way to improve the quality of the air in your home while fighting off allergens.  Aprilaire is the industry leader and make a range of different units to choose from depending on your individual needs http://www.filtersamerica.com/Aprilaire/Whole-House-Air-Cleaners.

Another route you can go is if you only need to focus on a certain room in your home such as a bedroom would be a Portable Air Cleaner.  Honeywell makes a very effective and affordable unit that will certainly help http://www.filtersamerica.com/Honeywell/Portable-%28Room%29-Humidifiers.

When it is all said and done, there are some very simple and affordable solutions available to you so you do not have to suffer this Spring. 

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Air Conditioning Filters Are Not Created Equal --Get the Right Air Purifier Filter for Your Home; FiltersAmerica Discusses Which Filter is Best For You

by kkubik1@comcast.net 22. July 2013 11:33

There are many different types of air filters for air conditioners and furnaces. Each type has its own benefits and will capture airborne particles based upon the size of the particulate. The most common are those 99 cent filters found at the hardware store. Most of these are designed to keep foreign objects from reaching the blower motor. If you can see through the filter, they will not provide adequate filtration against dust and allergens such as pollen and mold. A simple upgrade is the 1” pleated filter. The pleats increase the filter surface area offering less pressure drop while increasing filter efficiency. Well, how do you tell what makes a filter efficient? The method to which a filter is rated is referred to its MERV rating.

Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value, commonly known as MERV Rating is a measurement scale designed in 1987 by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) to rate the effectiveness of air filters. The scale is designed to represent the worst case performance of a furnace filter when dealing with particles in the range of 0.3 to 10 micrometers. The MERV rating is from 1 to 16. Higher MERV ratings correspond to a greater percentage of particles captured on each pass, with a MERV 16 filter capturing more than 95% of particles over the full range.

For those that have allergies or if indoor air quality is a concern, consider HEPA type filters for your home. According to Bill Lea, President of FiltersAmerica.com, “The letters in the word HEPA stand for High Efficiency Particulate Arrestance. The HEPA filter was developed during World War II by the Atomic Energy Commission and it was designed to remove and capture radioactive dust particles from the air which might escape and present a health hazard to the researchers. The HEPA filter was specifically designed to protect the Human Respiratory System.”

For a filter to be labeled "True" HEPA, it must be certified 99.97% efficient in capturing 0.3 micron (not 0.1 or 0.01 etc...) respirable-size-particles (RSP) according to the U.S. Military Standard MIL-STD-282, commonly known as the DOP test. The reason 0.3 micron is used and no other is because 0.3 micron is the size at which all mechanical filters are LEAST efficient in capturing. Other methods of testing do not give a true picture of efficiencies relative to respirable-size-particle (RSP) capture.

These pleated air filters can be anywhere from 4" to 6" thick and may have a MERV rating greater than 10. These types of filters fit into a special box that is sold to consumers as an "add-on" or upgrade to their furnace or air handler. Many homeowners have upgraded their ventilation system with the popular Aprilaire Air Cleane. These filters are ideal for allergy sufferers as they remove very small particles such as pollen.

Many households including condominiums have what is referred to as “return grill filters” or fan coil filters. Some of these filters may be washable however they may not offer the same efficiency as a pleated filter. Consumers are finding another alternative to their 1” thick filter and that is the replacement electronic air cleaner that fits into existing 1” filter rack without modifications. Offered by FiltersAmerica.com, the Dynamic Air Cleaner installs quickly and captures over 97% of airborne particles .3 microns in size. Keith Kubik, the Vice-President of Marketing for FiltersAmerica.com went on to say, “Whatever the size, style or manufacturer, FiltersAmerica.com is the one-stop-shop for indoor air quality products for consumers. We buy in volume and pass the savings on to the consumer with fast delivery direct to their doorstep. ”

Founded in 2001, Filters America specializes upon indoor air quality bringing value to consumers with great prices and exceptional service. Learn more about indoor air quality at www.FiltersAmerica.com

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The New FiltersAmerica

by kkubik1@comcast.net 18. June 2013 16:09

After reviewing all of the feedback and comments we have received from you our valued customers, we have re-designed our website.

The new FiltersAmerica.com website will provide you with an overall quicker and easier buying experience.

You will be able to view your order history, copy your previous order (from our new site) and place it directly into your shopping cart. You will also have easy access to update your account information, change email addresses and passwords.

The first time you place an order on our new site, you WILL need to set up a new account. If you do not want to set up a new account you have the option of checking out as a "guest", but keep in mind that your order history will not be saved.

Thank you for your continued support, and keep your feedback coming.  Please feel free to email me direct... my name is Keith Kubik and I am the Marketing Director as well as an owner of FiltersAmerica.com.  My direct email is:  keith@filtersamerica.com

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