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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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Indoor Air Quality Addressed By Electrostatic Air Filters

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In the 21st century, awareness of indoor air quality issues continues to  expand. Simultaneously, newer construction, both residential and  commercial, is more air tight that ever, thanks in part to energy  conservation efforts. Inadequately filtered air is more likely than ever  to recirculate, potentially aggravating the breathing of those with  asthmatic and other lung conditions.
The Old Way Traditional  furnace filters eventually fill up with captured debris and particles.  Then, someone has to remember to replace them. But that ‘someone’ may  forget. The furnace filter is used way beyond its useful life. Not only is the filtering capability compromised, but the furnace has to work harder to pull air in through the dirty filter.
The  end result? Your utility bill increases, energy is wasted, and all of  those traditional filters end up in a landfill somewhere.
So what’s the alternative?
The New Way Permanent  electrostatic filters provide a more sophisticated means for filtering  the air. What’s more, they do not generate waste. They essentially  become a permanent part of your HVAC system. Simply hose them off every one to two months. That’s really all that’s required.
Benefits So what does one gain by installing electrostatic furnace filters? Lifetime warranty — Performance is guaranteed for life. Anti-microbial  Feature — We offer electrostatic filters that include an embedded  anti-microbial agent. These advanced filters are designed to minimize both mold and mildew. Better Dust Filtration — The electrostatic  design captures dust, dirt, and other particles about 10x better than  regular furnace filters. Quick Payback — Even though your  electrostatic filter  will serve you and your family for many years, it  will typically pay for itself in about a year.
Concerns How do I know that my new furnace filter will fit right? Because custom sizing is provided in 1/8 inch increments.

We  welcome your inquiry about the specifics of your furnace filter needs.  We sell individual filters to homeowners and lots of as many as a  hundred or more to schools, factories, office buildings, and condo  complexes. If you are a facility manager, maintenance supervisor, or  purchasing manager, we’ll gladly address your volume needs and  demonstrate the savings that are possible. To all of our customers,  large or small, we always say,  “Save Time, Save Money, save the  Environment.” Please contact us today!

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Use an Electrostatic Furnace Filter for a Cleaner, Greener World

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Sometimes, it takes a little effort to make a big difference in the world, especially when you want to keep all the comforts of home.

If you’re serious about going green, consider using an electrostatic furnace filter.  It’s easy to install and clean, and it’s reusable.

And that’s important because having a clean furnace filter means that energy efficiency and air quality will improve – a lot.

And having a reusable filter means that you’re not just throwing a disposable one away each month, month after month.  It means that you’ve take a step toward a cleaner, greener world.

Think about it:  Whether your filter is disposable or recyclable, you still have to do the regular furnace maintenance.  There’s no getting around it. That means going down into the basement, removing the cover from your furnace and taking out the filter – and dropping a fliter back in.  It’s not hard, and it doesn’t take a lot of time.  But, it’s one of those things that you have to do.  It’s on the list.

The difference between using the old disposable kind of filter and  the new electrostatic kind is that you won’t be contributing more dirty filters to a menacing landfill.  Instead, you can just rinse off the electrostatic furnace filter – easy peasy – and drop it back in the furnace like a hand in a glove. It will fit great, and it will last for years and years and years.  As a matter of fact, the electrostatic furnace filters are guarenteed to last a lifetime.

Besides, think of the money that you’ll save.  No more spending your money on throw-away furnace filters.  Isn’t that wonderful?

If you’re wondering about how efficient an electrostatic furnace filter is for cleaning the air, think no more.  An electrostatic filter is up to 10x more effective than the disposable kind.

Using green technology, electrostatic filters are layered to create an electrostatic charge that attracts dust and dirt from the air, drawing them into a washable, aluminum-framed filter.

So, there you have it.  You can breathe easier now… for you, for the world, for your pocketbook.

It’s all good.

For more information, contact us.  Our motto is “Save Time, Save Money, save the Environment.”

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Electrostatic Furnace Filter Saves You Money This Winter

Winter is coming. There’s a lot to look forward to — cozy time indoors watching it snow outside, the beginning of a new year — and there’s also a lot to prepare for. If your home isn’t prepared for cold weather, now is the time to get it ready. Here are a few helpful tips on how to make sure your home heating bill isn’t any bigger than necessary for the next few months.

  1. Consider window insulation. That thin sheet of glass that separates the inside of your home from the outside transfers temperature very well. The cold air outside cools the window itself, which in turn, costs energy by cooling the warm air on  the inside. To prevent this waste of money, consider putting up clear plastic sheets on the inside of your windows to create an extra buffer of air between the cold outside and the warmth inside.
  2. Cover drafty areas. If you have an attic that’s poorly insulated, check to make sure all significant drafts are reduced. One easy way to test for this is take a piece of tissue paper with you and hold it near suspect drafty areas. If there really is a draft there, the tissue paper will flap in the light breeze. This is more sensitive than touch, so you can really cover the windy weak spots.
  3. Check the doors. If you’re losing heat around the door, you’re not alone. This is one of the most common ways that a well-insulated home loses warmth. If your door doesn’t already have a rubber strip along the bottom that contacts the floor, consider purchasing one from your local hardware store. This strip can also be installed on the side or top of the door to make sure that when the door is closed, no drafts get through.
  4. Make sure your furnace is in good repair and has a high quality air filter installed. A poorly functioning furnace burns fuel or electricity inefficiently. A dirty filter also causes inefficient function and can end up costing you far more money over the winter than the cost of repairs performed beforehand. Our electrostatic furnace filters work much better than disposable furnace filters, which means when you install one of our filters, you’re not just keeping your bill down and your air quality up — you’re also helping the environment.

If you need help preparing your home for the winter by installing an electrostatic filter, please contact us today.

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Helping The Environment By Switching To A Washable Furnace Filter

Disposable furnace filters by the very means of their disposable nature are harming the environment. Since these types of filters have to be replaced every three months, they also create a strain on our resources, harming the Earth further. By purchasing a washable furnace filter designed to last the life of your heating and cooling system, it should be possible to help your wallet as well as the environment.

The problem of throwing away disposable furnace filters is larger than most people realize. According to PR Web, “Looking at the relatively small filter in their own home, the average consumer may not appreciate the extent of the problem that these common products create for the environment. However, considering the fact that over 100 million homes in America use non-biodegradable air filters, it is surprising that this problem does not get more attention.” The non-disposable aspect of a washable furnace filter is not the only reason it is better for the environment. Electrostatic filters are ten times more effective at filtering contaminates from the air than disposable filters. This means increased furnace efficiency, due to the fact that the flow of air does not have to work against the resistance of a clogged filter.

The electrostatic filters that we provide at Healthy Home Filter Company are simply convenient. Not having to remember to purchase a new filter every three months as well as the fact that the filters we provide come shipped to your home matching the exact specifications of your furnace can give you peace of mind. Be sure to contact us today if you have any questions about washable furnace filters.

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Tips to improve the indoor air quality in your office

Indoor Air Quality at the Office

Winter means indoor air quality generally gets worse. We turn up the furnace and use more energy to heat the air within our walls, and put up barriers to keep out the freezing air. In spite of our well-intentioned efforts to save energy and keep warm, winterizing makes for a stuffy office environment. Give your employees and clients a healthier, less toxic environment by implementing these helpful tips.

A smarter, healthier office

According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), indoor air pollutant levels can be two to five times higher than outdoor pollution levels. Still we all work to tightly seal all those cracks where cold drafts could penetrate.

The EPA has three recommended (yet simple) strategies to improve indoor air quality: air purification, source control and ventilation improvements. If facility managers can improve on these three strategies, they’ll be well on their way to a healthier office. Here’s some tips that address all three:

  • Replace standard throw-away disposable air filters with electrostatic air filters. They are permanent, washable, reusable and self-charging. They also save money, since there’s no need to buy a new furnace filters as often, and are environmentally friendly.
  • Adjust heater controls to lower emissions and apply regular maintenance to all heating sources.
  • Use only non-toxic cleaning agents.
  • Ventilate! Open those windows and doors whenever the weather permits.
  • Circulate! Fans can help move stagnant air.
  • Ensure all heating sources are adequately vented.
  • Install air purifiers with HEPA filters.
  • Place plants around the office. Known as nature’s air purifiers, plants absorb toxins in the air.

Poor office air quality has been linked to a range of health issues including chronic fatigue, allergies, insomnia and headaches. If you can improve the quality of health in your building, you’ll improve the health of your employees, which reduces sick days and overall productivity.

Want to learn more? Contact us and we’ll be happy to help.

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Combating Poor Indoor Air Quality During the Winter

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The time has come again, to get your home ready for the winter months. The kids are back to school. Labor Day has come and gone, and winter is just around the corner. However, applying some of the common winterization techniques recommended by the experts can be counter-productive to maintaining good indoor air quality during the wintertime.

Common winterization techniques save money but limit the flow of air

Some common practices for assisting in weatherizing your home include:

  • Weather stripping around doors
  • Using Caulk around windows
  • Using Foam in and around pipes, vents and flues
  • Insulating attics, exterior walls, ducts, and water heater pipes

While many experts and energy companies recommend these methods, it is important to remember not to seal things too tight.  An expert, who can perform an energy audit, can help to determine just the right amount of insulation to use in your home.

The truth about indoor air quality

Indoor air quality, much of the time, will be worse than outdoor air quality. An associate professor of Environmental Health Sciences at the Johns Hopkins University, Timothy J. Buckley, PhD, MHS, states that “If you think about it, our indoor air almost always has to be worse because the outdoor pollution provides the baseline that’s automatically going to be added on to whatever pollution is inside.”  He goes on to say that “…we have some control over indoor pollution. We can modify our indoor contributions.”

Keep indoor air quality in check during winter months

According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) “health effects from indoor air pollutants may be experienced soon after exposure or, possibly, years later.” An excellent way to improve air quality indoors and combat the negative health effects is to use an air purifier.  Dr. Buckley points out that air purifiers using HEPA filters can be a good solution to help with improving indoor air quality. “I have had particular experience with this type of air filter and they do work.”

Please contact us if you would like more information on our air purifiers and other products to assist in creating a healthier home environment for you and your family.

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