Improve Indoor Air Quality

Posted May 25, 2015 by FiltersUSA
Categories: Uncategorized


In 1990 the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ranked indoor air pollution as “a high priority public health risk” and recommended the cleaning of indoor air. During the summer allergy season, when the house air conditioner is running more frequently, changing the filter becomes even more important. There are simple steps that you can take to improve indoor air quality.

Improve Indoor Air Quality

Improve Indoor Air Quality

During the cooling season, we tend to overlook replacing the filters. Remember, when the air conditioner runs, it also cleans the air. The general rule of thumb is, the more your use the A/C, the more often you should change the filter to prevent the a/c coil from freezing. Clogged or inefficient filters do not clean the air effectively. They also produce greater stress on the blower motor and the restricted air flow can cause your system’s temperature to drop below optimal levels. This causes your air conditioner to freeze up.

The type of filter you use will have different results. Pleated Furnace Filters offer greater surface areas that capture airborne particles. A more dense filter media with a higher MERV rating will capture smaller particles.   Electronic air cleaners remove the smallest. The 99 cent fiberglass filters, that you can see through, offer the least amount of air cleaning power.

FiltersUSA offers a wide variety of replacement filters from the common 1″ furnace filter to the 5″ in thick pleated HEPA style cartridge filters. They buy thousands of filters, and with that type of buying power, they are able to pass the savings to their customers.

Changing the furnace filter is a simple do-it-yourself project. Turn the air conditioner off, open the cabinet and pull out the old filter, noting the direction of the air flow arrow. Then insert the new filter in the same direction of air flow arrow.

If you live in apartment building where you don’t have control over the a/c, you still can improve the quality of your air by using a portable room air cleaner. They are affordable solutions and are small enough to move from room to room and many offer True HEPA filtration.

Reduce the amount of indoor allergens this summer by using these simple tips and relax indoors.

Humidifiers Can Help Fight Allergies

Posted March 10, 2015 by FiltersUSA
Categories: Uncategorized


Many households with family members who suffer from allergies, asthma or severely dry skin find portable room humidifiers to be a great help when stuck indoors during the cold months before things warm up in April.  These same households have now discovered that using a portable room humidifier during the spring and summer months when pollen and mold counts are at their annual high can help reduce their allergy suffering.

Because the sinus cavity is easily inflamed when it becomes irritated from dry air, using portable humidifier helps sooth swollen sinus cavities by dispersing moisture in the form of a fine, invisible mist. providing better breathing through the nose.  FiltersUSA offers many different options to best meet your needs.  These can be found at:  http://www.filtersusa.com/room_humidifiers/

          Vicks Starry Night Humidifier

Keeping your portable room humidifier clean is essential when helping to fight allergies. Your portable room humidifier should be cleaned on a daily basis. It is also recommended not to leave the water in the basin for more than a 24-hour period and once the filter or wick is discolored, you should replace it (usually about once a month if used continually). You can see a variety of options available to you by going to http://www.filtersusa.com/room-humidifier-filters/index.cfm

As we move from winter to spring, it is a great time to stock up on any humidifier products at FiltersUSA.com because you can take advantage of the end of the season pricing.

Homeowners find a simple cure for winter static electricity zap

Posted February 23, 2015 by FiltersUSA
Categories: Humidifier, Humidity


When the furnace is constantly running it tends to dry the air and produced that static electricity zap. I remember as a youth terrorizing my little sister with the zap of static from my forefinger.   Little did I know that there is a simple cure.  Many homeowners also report a dry scratchy throat from the dry air produced by the furnace. This dry air may also cause itchy eyes, nose bleeds, dry skin not to mention the static electricity shock and even cracked woodwork. It only gets worse as the heating season continues.  This is totally preventable by simply adding a whole house humidifier to your furnace system or using a portable room humidifier.

FiltersUSA.com is featuring the Aprilaire Brand of automatic humidifiers that keep your home within recommended relative humidity range of 35% – 55%. Set it and forget it! No more filling and lugging around water tanks for room humidifiers. Whole house humidifiers saves energy and lowers your heating bills by providing an increase to “apparent temperature”. With the added humidity, you can lower the thermostat and still feel warmer.

FiltersUSA.com offers several popular Aprilaire models to choose from that work well in houses all the way up to 4,200 square feet of living space.  These computerized models with outside sensors and digital controls automatically adjust for maximum efficiency. Make it a week-end do-it-yourself or hire an installer, Aprilaire Automatic humidifiers are awesome. Quiet, efficient and reliable they are a valuable addition to your heating system.

If you already have an Aprilaire humidifier, FiltersUSA.com has the tune-up parts to keep them running as efficient as when it was installed. From evaporator water panels to replacement parts, FiltersUSA.com has it all. FiltersUSA provides great values and delivers products to your doorstep, even on Saturdays.

FiltersUSA.com with its warehouse and distribution facility located in the midwest, delivers all types of indoor air quality products such as high efficiency furnace and air conditioning filters, Hepa air cleaner filters and humidifier evaporator panels directly to the consumer.  FiltersUSA.com buys in high volume, passing down the savings to the consumer, including many hard-to-find air filters including great prices on refrigerator water filters.  FiltersUSA.com was founded in 1999 by a team of HVAC experts with a goal to deliver the convenience high quality products to consumer’s doorsteps at factory direct pricing.

We put our combined 60 years of HVAC expertise into educating consumers on getting the best quality air in their home.  Whether fighting allergens, mold, dust or simply looking to improve the overall quality of their home’s air, FiltersUSA.com shows homeowners the best way to improve indoor air quality.  You can see what it’s all about at http://www.FiltersUSA.com.

Does the “Siberian Express” have your furnace running in overdrive?

Posted February 18, 2015 by FiltersUSA
Categories: Air Cleaners, Air filters, Allergy, Pleated Air Filters


Does the “Siberian Express” have your furnace running in overdrive? As temperatures plummet, home heaters are struggling to keep up.  A clean filter is important to keep your furnace running efficiently. Clogged filters reduce the amount or air traveling through the heating system which causes the blower to work harder and costing you more in your heating bills. Replacing the filter is a simple and easy fix and you don’t even have to leave your house.

Homeowners are realizing the benefits of cleaner air from the innovations made by air filter manufacturers.  From the traditional 1” thick filter that has been around since you grew up to the newer 6” pleated filters, FiltersUSA offers a selection of exceptional quality products backed by great service, low prices with fast shipping direct to your doorstep.

FiltersUSA offers a full selection of replacement filters with MERV ratings ranging from 6 to 13. The MERV System (Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value) was instituted to provide minimum efficiency values. When you first install your new filter, its efficiency is at its lowest point. That’s because it hasn’t built up enough dust and particles on the filter to help trap more dust and particles.

The MERV Rating will give you a worst-case scenario for the lowest amount of efficiency you can expect from your filter. This MERV System also measures the size of the particles a filter can trap. The scale that the MERV System uses can range from a MERV 1 to a MERV 16 (95%+ ASHRAE filter). The MERV System is an excellent tool when you know which contaminants you want to have filtered.

The 1” filters MERV filters that are great than MERV6 from FiltersUSA are high efficiency electrostatic charged filters which captures airborne allergens SMALLER THAN 1 micron including fine dust, smoke, dander, mold, pet dander and dust mites.  They can be up to 20-times more effective at capturing micro particles than ordinary fiberglass filters and will not support the growth of bacteria, mold, mildew or fungi in normal use. They are listed and rated by Underwriters Laboratories as U.L. Class 2 and proudly made in USA. You learn more about these filters at http://www.filtersusa.com/Accumulair/.

FiltersUSA also offers choices for Homeowners that have high efficiency air cleaners installed on their furnaces.  They stock thousands of filters for over 30 of the top brand name furnaces and air movers in the country in every size. You can check you brand by visiting http://www.filtersusa.com/whole-house-filters/.

FiltersUSA.com buys thousands of filters. The national buying power of FiltersUSA allows them to pass savings onto their customers. They offer only top quality products supported by a team of Indoor Air Quality product experts with the best customer service in the industry.

For over 15 years, FiltersUSA has helped hundreds of thousands of people all across the country improve their indoor air quality by offering great products with exceptional service. You can learn more about this company at http://www.filtersusa.com/Filters-USA/.

Does the “Siberian Express” have your furnace running in overdrive? As temperatures plummet, home heaters are struggling to keep up.  A clean filter is important to keep your furnace running efficiently. Clogged filters reduce the amount or air traveling through the heating system which causes the blower to work harder and costing you more in your heating bills. Replacing the filter is a simple and easy fix and you don’t even have to leave your house.

Homeowners are realizing the benefits of cleaner air from the innovations made by air filter manufacturers.  From the traditional 1” thick filter that has been around since you grew up to the newer 6” pleated filters, FiltersUSA offers a selection of exceptional quality products backed by great service, low prices with fast shipping direct to your doorstep.

FiltersUSA offers a full selection of replacement filters with MERV ratings ranging from 6 to 13. The MERV System (Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value) was instituted to provide minimum efficiency values. When you first install your new filter, its efficiency is at its lowest point. That’s because it hasn’t built up enough dust and particles on the filter to help trap more dust and particles.

The MERV Rating will give you a worst-case scenario for the lowest amount of efficiency you can expect from your filter. This MERV System also measures the size of the particles a filter can trap. The scale that the MERV System uses can range from a MERV 1 to a MERV 16 (95%+ ASHRAE filter). The MERV System is an excellent tool when you know which contaminants you want to have filtered.

The 1” filters MERV filters that are great than MERV6 from FiltersUSA are high efficiency electrostatic charged filters which captures airborne allergens SMALLER THAN 1 micron including fine dust, smoke, dander, mold, pet dander and dust mites.  They can be up to 20-times more effective at capturing micro particles than ordinary fiberglass filters and will not support the growth of bacteria, mold, mildew or fungi in normal use. They are listed and rated by Underwriters Laboratories as U.L. Class 2 and proudly made in USA. You learn more about these filters at http://www.filtersusa.com/Accumulair/.

FiltersUSA also offers choices for Homeowners that have high efficiency air cleaners installed on their furnaces.  They stock thousands of filters for over 30 of the top brand name furnaces and air movers in the country in every size. You can check you brand by visiting http://www.filtersusa.com/whole-house-filters/.

FiltersUSA buys thousands of filters. The national buying power of FiltersUSA allows them to pass savings onto their customers. They offer only top quality products supported by a team of Indoor Air Quality product experts with the best customer service in the industry.

For over 15 years, FiltersUSA has helped hundreds of thousands of people all across the country improve their indoor air quality by offering great products with exceptional service. You can learn more about this company at http://www.filtersusa.com/Filters-USA/.

Humidifier Season Approaching

Posted August 19, 2014 by FiltersUSA
Categories: Humidifier


Sorry to say but Summer is almost over, and with the change in the season comes a big challenge for homeowners.  Dry Air!

Most people really do not give much thought to keeping moisture levels in their home at a safe range.  But if you don’t, you could be effecting not only your health, but costing yourself money.  Many homeowners today have invested in hard ward floors.  If your home is too dry, this can cause damage to your floors and cause you to have to repair and in some cases replace them not to mention that it can also dry out you home’s paint or wallpaper.  This can be prevented by keeping your home moist.

Dry air also can cause scratchy dry throats, leading to coughing and possibly interrupting a good nights sleep.  Keeping moisture in your air will help relieve these problems.

So how do you make sure your home is ready to fight against dry air?  The best way to do this is to add moisture to maintain a comfortable level of humidity in your home. You can add this humidity with a humidifier.  So what is a humidifier? It’s a household appliance which is used to increase the relative humidity level of the room or the entire home, depending upon the humidifier’s size and style.

A sure sign that you need to add moisture into your air, is static electricity. That zap of static electricity shock is telling you something.

A great and inexpensive solution is a room or portable humidifier. These come in various models like tabletop and console, for humidifying one room or the entire area. As the name implies, portable humidifiers can be re-located from one room to another as needed, for example to a family room during the day and bedroom at night. The device is simply plugged into an electrical outlet and water is added as needed manually.

With a humidity range of 45% – 65% in your rooms, your family can breathe easier and be ready to fight that dreaded dry air. FiltersUSA offers a range of portable humidifiers to choose from so you can get the best fit for your needs.  Always keep in mind that moist air feels warmer than dry air and thus you can set your thermostat lower which helps lower your energy bill!

Homeowners Find Dollars Hidden in Their Heating Ducts

Posted November 13, 2013 by FiltersUSA
Categories: Uncategorized


Rising energy cost are putting some homeowners in a pinch, however  there are some techniques  that homeowners can do to save on energy costs this winter. One of the simplest ways is to lower the thermostat a degree or two.  Using a setback thermostat that automatically lowers your temperature during the evening may offer a savings of 5%-10%.

One maintenance chore that gets overlooked is the furnace filter. The filter is a very important part of your heating system. It protects against damage to your blower from foreign objects and cleans your air.  Clogged filters decrease air cleaning efficiency and increase strain on the blower motor potentially leading to premature equipment failure.  With today’s homes built “tighter” they hold in more pollutants including dust, dander, mold and spores. With closed windows during the heating season just increases the problem. FiltersUSA offers tips at http://www.filtersusa.com/filterchanging.cfm.

Finding the right filter is important. Not all furnace filters are the same.  Those 99cent filters sold at hardware stores are inefficient for cleaning the air but they do a fine job in preventing foreign objects from getting into the blower compartment.  If you hold them up to the light and can see through them they’re not very good for cleaning the air. They clog quickly and have to be replaced often.  Pleated filters offer increased surface area for filtration, improves indoor air quality and may last much longer with one inch filters lasting 3 months and the 4 -6 inch filters lasting 6 months to a year depending upon the environment.

Pleated filters provide greater surface area for air filtration than the flat fiberglass style filter. Another thing to consider is the filters “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.  According to Bill Lea, President of FiltersUSA.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..) reparable-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 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. These filters are ideal for allergy sufferers as they remove very small particles such as pollen.

Changing the filter can be as simple as removing the old filter and inserting the new one paying attention to the air flow direction arrow on the new filter.  Houses in warmer climates can be more challenging with homes that have return grill filters located in high ceilings with different filter sizes throughout the home.  Some homeowners have removed the filters in those ceiling grilles and installed a whole house filter to their air handler located in the garage. This makes for changing one filter every 6-12 months rather than changing the ceiling filters monthly and provides improved indoor air quality.   Generally, the fiberglass filters should be changed monthly, pleated filters every three months and HEPA style filters every 12 months.  This depends upon how often you use your air conditioner and other factors such a pets or a smoker in the house.

The last step to realize savings is to have your furnace checked by a licensed HVAC professional at the beginning of the heating season. You too can find the hidden savings in your heating ducts this winter. Act now. FiltersUSA is offering special discounts for FREE Shipping right now.  Use discount code FREESHIP to take advantage of this offer.

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