Category Archives: Go Green

Permanent AC Filters for Seemingly Permanent Heat Waves

It sure seems as if the heat waves are coming earlier and earlier these days. NOAA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, recently released a powerful graphic showing that vast swaths of our world experienced record warmth in April. Closer to home, California heat waves were shattering records in May, with temperatures close to the century mark long before summer officially begins. Unfortunately, this has also meant an early start to the fire season, not only in California, but in many western states.

This means that just about everywhere in the US, people are turning on their air conditioners earlier this year, and if the weather keeps on heating up, they will be using those AC units well into the fall. For the standard ac filter, which is good for somewhere between 30 and 60 days, this could mean changing out your standard filter 3 to 6 times in a single season!

Not only is this an expensive process, it’s unhealthy for the planet as well. Just imagine if every homeowner in your city threw out 3 to 6 filters in the trash every year. In Los Angeles, for example, that would mean finding room in local landfills for nearly 60 million AC filters during a single summer—not to mention spring and fall! When you add the smoke from burning fires to the mix, chances are those filters will have to be replaced even more frequently.

This is where permanent AC filters are the right answer. Rather than repeatedly replacing them, these permanent filters can be washed and re-used, and they are good for the life of your air conditioning unit. So with the weather heating up, earlier and hotter than before, make sure to contact us today and purchase one of our permanent AC filters. You will breathe more easily, and so will mother earth!

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Schools Can Save Money with a Switch to Permanent Air Filters

All around the country, school budgets are under the microscope in order to stretch the dollar a little farther. In some instances, schools are merging, programs are being cut, and teachers are being laid off just to balance the budget. More than ever, it is important for maintenance departments to evaluate their spending so that students don’t pay the price for a shortfall in funding. Installing permanent air filters in all the schools will not only save money, but offer many other benefits.

Because schools districts are responsible for heating and cooling large buildings, the systems must be constantly evaluated and maintained. Filters must be changed on a regular basis in order to maintain efficiency. Disposable filters will eat away at the maintenance budget, and even most washable filters will only last so long.

Quality, permanent electrostatic filters will replace your current filters, and pay for themselves in the course of a year. They are washable, and have a lifetime warranty, so you will never have to purchase filters again for your current system.

In addition, our filters clean the air of dust and pollen, creating a healthier atmosphere for young minds at work. Our filters clean the air ten times better than the average disposable filter.

If you’ve been thinking of investing in new filters, but haven’t been able to find the right dimensions for your system, we can size your filter to your needs. You give us the measurements, and we can create the right filter for you.

In addition to saving money, and offering a healthier environment for students and staff, you’ll be investing in a green option because you will no longer have to buy disposable or subpar filters that end up in the landfills. If you’re ready to find out more about our air filters for your heating or cooling system, contact us.

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Meeting Your Resolutions for Better Health and Wealth

Many folks make resolutions this time of year. These are known for being easy to make but hard to keep. A reliable way to assure you will keep a resolution is to change your surroundings so the desired outcomes just seem to take care of themselves.

If any of the following resolutions are on your list, our products can help you meet your goal:

  • Make Healthy Choices
  • Save Money
  • Reduce, Recycle, and Reuse

You might be surprised to know how some of our products can help you meet these goals with a simple one-time purchase and easy installation.

Who doesn’t resolve to improve their health habits?  One of the keys to good health is decreasing the number of germs you are exposed to on a daily basis. We are constantly reminded to cover our coughs, wash our hands, and use safe food preparation techniques. What many people don’t know is that in addition to these habits, you can use a special light called a UV-C in your home. These lights use ultraviolet rays to reduce airborne microorganisms as air passes through your heating system. These lights kill mold, germs, bacteria, and viruses – including flu, strep, and even swine flu germs – without any additional effort on your part.

Interested in saving money while at the same time helping to keep the environment cleaner by preventing waste? We carry permanent air filters. These fit your furnace the same way a disposable one does, but being reusable, eliminate the needs for purchasing new ones and for disposing of used filters. Instead of the monthly chore of finding the right size and changing filters, simply vacuum or rinse a permanent one to keep your furnace running efficiently.

Contact us for information on ordering and using these products and others that will help everyone under your roof to save money, be kind to the environment, and have a healthier year.

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Why Condo Owners Should Switch to Permanent Furnace Filters

Wise owners of condominiums are constantly looking for significant improvements to make their properties more attractive to new owners. One such improvement which should not be overlooked is a switch to permanent furnace filters. Use of these filters makes your properties more appealing for two main reasons: reduced interior allergens and dust, and a greener heating system.

If you are new to the concept of using permanent filters, you need to know some basics. Permanent filters are made to fit the same way disposable ones do, so no sort of retrofitting of the furnace system is needed. They are put in place and then, rather than being changed each month, they are simply cleaned. This is most easily accomplished by either vacuuming the filter or hosing it off. Clearly, simply cleaning furnace filters will save effort over the monthly hassles of shopping for filters, getting them where they need to be, and disposing of the old ones.

Permanent furnace filters are not only more convenient than traditional disposable ones, they also do a better job on keeping air quality high. Electrostatic filters trap ten times more dust than their disposable counterparts. This helps keep interiors noticeably cleaner and is better for health. Don’t be confused by the name “electrostatic” – there are not any electronics involved – the name refers to a static charge which is naturally produced by air flow through the filter.

The good news for condo owners is that once lifetime filters have been installed, there is an end of buying disposable filters, which pays for the permanent ones in about a year.  We offer these filters in both metal frames (available in silver or gold finish) and flexible frames, to best suit your need. All have lifetime warranties. The filters we offer are carefully designed to be easy on the heating system while still getting the air so much cleaner.

Contact us for details on outfitting your condominium properties with permanent furnace filters and for ways to meet other air purification needs.

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Now is the Time to Upgrade to an Electrostatic Furnace Filter

 

There are generally two times per year when homeowners think about their furnace and/or air conditioning system.  It usually happens when the temperature changes from cold to hot in Spring and when they change again from hot to cold in Autumn.  As you get ready to switch that themostat from heating to cooling…it’s also a good time to think about HVAC maintenance.  Getting your refrigerant checked and your coil cleaned are basic things that are important to do this time of year.  We also recommed that you upgrade to a washable filter.

Here are the reasons that we think now is a great time to upgrade to an electrostatic furnace filter. If you have been using regular filters, you have undoubtedly had to change them a few times this winter, and now you need to head off to the store again to buy a new one, and add your old one to the trash—and local landfill. If you had one of our electrostatic filters, you would never have to buy another filter.  Just give it a quick bath and it’s ready to go for another 4-8 weeks. With its rust-proof aluminum frame and lifetime warranty, you will not need to venture into the filter section of your local home improvement store ever again.

We also suggest that you think beyond your own home when considering a furnace filter upgrade. Are you on the local school board? Ask if they are using electrostatic filters on all the furnaces and air conditioners in the school buildings, and point out how much that would save on a tight budget. Are you in charge of the maintenance staff at your office? Ask them whether they use these permanent, washable, re-usable filters, and make sure to let them know that we here at Healthy Home Filter Company serve commercial as well as residential customers. Do you live in a condo? Bring up the question at your next condo association meeting, and make sure that all common area furnaces and air conditioners are equipped with electrostatic filters. Everywhere there is a furnace, there should be an electrostatic furnace filter, so contact us today for an upgrade!

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Our Motto and Our Permanent Air Filters

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Presumably you have found your way here to our blog because you are looking for effective, efficient and economic solutions to filtering and cleaning the air in your home. If you’ve spent any time at all looking at our website, you know that we sell only the best permanent air filters and purifiers. Today we wanted to talk a little about our motto, and how it relates to our commitment to make the best products available to our customers.

Our Motto is “Save Time, Save Money, Save the Environment.” Here is a little more detail on each element:

  • Save Time. One huge advantage of our permanent air filters is that they can be quickly and safely cleaned with the spray of a garden hose in your back yard, then re-inserted into your machine. When you use these filters, we know you will save the time you would have spent going to the store to purchase a replacement filter every three months, or hunting through many stores or online websites for the particular, odd sized filter that your particular machine needs.
  • Save Money. We are confident that you will save money when you purchase a permanent air filter through our website because you will not need to purchase another air filter for many years to come. Within a year you will have saved not just money on replacement filters, but also the cost of driving to purchase new filters at the local hardware or big box store.
  • Save the Environment. Replacing a disposable air filter every three months means that all those replaced air filters end up in the trash. These fiberglass filters are not biodegradable, so they end up in our cities’ landfills, which is not good for the environment.

What does this motto mean for you, as our customer? It means you can be assured that we have the best solutions for your filtering needs, so contact us today with your questions, or purchase one of our permanent air filters with the confidence that you are indeed saving time, money and the environment.

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Electrostatic Filters, The Scientifically Economic Way To a Healthier Home

 

Indoor air quality, or the lack of it, is one of the EPA’s top environmental risks to your health. Bringing that statistic home, so to speak, is the fact that, on average, you breathe 3,400 gallons of air every day. The solution, however, is as simple as it is effective. An electrostatic filter can help you to sigh a breath of fresh air!

Electrostatic filters work on the principle of “static electricity”, which actually differs from “electricity”. The surface of the filter itself has a negative charge throughout its surface. Tiny particles of dust, mold, and pollen have a positive charge, which makes them attracted to the filter like a magnet. These particles are what cause indoor environmental pollution.

Electrostatic filters are also environmentally friendly.  Because they are washable and reusable, you will no longer need to throw your disposable filters out into the landfill every month.

With ease of maintenance, you no longer need to replace your standard throw away filter. Instead you only need to clean it periodically to achieve optimum efficiency and the best filtration results.

Economic savings with an eloctrostatic filter are significant. Dust is actually the number one cause of heating and cooling system failures, which can be prevented by keeping heating components and and A/C coils from being coated with dust particles. Additionally, you save money from having to replace disposable filters.

Prevent airborne allergens, such as dust, pollen, mold spores, and animal dander. Decrease the amount of vacuuming and dusting that needs to be done, making housekeeping easier. Contact us for more information on how electrostatic filters can benefit your home, your business, and you.

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