Finding the Right Air Filter

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Air Filters and what’s right for you

Air filters not only allow you to have a healthy home, they also protect your heating and air condition system from breaking. When the air from your home is sucked into the system to heat or cool the air, your filter is what keeps the bacteria from clogging the coils that create your air temperature. Regularly changing your filter allows for less particles to hit your system and instead get trapped in your filter.

The air we breathe is an important part of our health. Though we may not be able to smell bacteria, our bodies can feel it and it can cause long term affects. Continue reading →

When to Change Your Water Filter

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It’s not always easy to tell when to change your filter. Maybe you look at the gallon life or months determined by the manufacturer or maybe you guess. Fortunately, there’s more way than one to tell when to change your water filter.

You may be surprised, but looking at gallons and months on your filter label, doesn’t always work. These measurements are determined based on the filter and the level of filtration it provides. Companies determine filter life based off the average contamination and pollution levels plus the average amount of water being used in the house. Some areas may have more pollution than what is being calculated. Continue reading →

Tips to Keep You Hydrated

The amount of water we consume determines not only how we feel throughout the day, but can also have lifelong effects on our body. Our weight, brain, and energy levels can be altered based on whether we are hydrated or not. To some of us, it may not seem that easy to consume more water, so we found a few easy ways for you to remain hydrated throughout the day.

Here are a few tips to keep hydrated:


  • Have some fruit! Fruit is a great source of electrolytes and natural fluids that keep your energy levels up. Grapefruit, grapes and watermelon are great sources of fluids.
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10 Tips to Save on Water Consumption

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As we go through a time when our water sources are depleting, and we begin to have more droughts, or even storms that can ruin our water sources, conserving water becomes more important. Often we don’t realize how much water we are actually consuming.

Maybe you don’t realize that you’ve been running water in the sink for longer than needed or that your shower is using gallons of water within minutes. It’s time to discover where you can save water in your home.

We’ve put together some of the top ways to conserve water within the home. Maybe you’ll even find you saved some cash. Continue reading →

How Clean is the Air in Your Home?

Close up of a welcome mat in front of an inviting houseHave you ever wondered what is really in the air around us? Often our perception is that the air inside our homes and offices are clean, and we give little thought to what we breathe in every day. Most of the time the outside air is actually safer, even if it contains smog or other particles.

An average person spends about 90 percent of their time indoors, which could be harmful if the air isn’t clean. Using your air filter for too long allows chemicals and unwanted particles to get inside your home creating not only an increase in heating and air conditioning bills, but could also cause wheezing, coughing and sickness. Continue reading →

5 Best Water Filtration Products For Dog Owners

Snuggling In Bed With Dog(If it’s late August, the so called ‘dog days’ of summer are officially upon us.  In today’s case, though, this is meant to be taken literally – as August 26th is officially recognized as National Dog Day.

For more than ten years, dog owners and lovers have used today to celebrate all the good that dogs bring into our lives every day, while also recognizing the need to bring comfort to those that live in our homes, while also rescuing so many more that are at risk.

Today, we celebrate National Dog Day with the post below, originally published earlier this year.  Continue reading →

Celebrating 10,000 Live Online Chats With Our Air & Water Filter Customers! Customer Service Rep Helps 10,000 CustomersThis week marked a huge milestone for one of our Customer Service team members, in addition to our air and water filter customers, that I just have to share with you.

At about the mid-week point, Heidi, pictured to the left – hit the mark for 10,000 live online chats with our customers!

Obviously, this is a huge personal accomplishment for a very dedicated team member, but it’s truly something much more.  It’s a sign of our commitment to providing you with easy access to air and water quality experts, when you need them.  It’s proof positive that when you enter your question into that live chat box at our online store, your question isn’t being routed to goodness-knows-where, or simply getting lost in no man’s land.  Continue reading →

How You Can Battle Algae Blooms In The Back Half Of Water Quality Month

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Toxic Algae Bloom In Lake Erie As Captured By NASA

Earlier this month, an algae bloom in Lake Erie contaminated the water of more than 500,000 Toledo, Ohio residents, leading to a drinking water ban lasting several days.

On a smaller but no less heartbreaking scale, a family living just down the road from our headquarters in St. Paul, Minnesota experienced the passing away of their beloved pet dog, after it had found its way into a blue-green algae bloom in a nearby pond.

With stories like these, the issue of algae blooms continues to occupy the news cycles, with information regarding what is causing these blooms, what to do if you encounter one and, most troublingly, future risks. Continue reading →

Tackle Thirst & Dehydration By Adding ZeroWater Filters To Your Tailgating Gear

Tackle Thirst & DehydrationThis past week and weekend was the kickoff of the NFL Pre-Season, an exciting four-week period where we spend our time arguing, jumping to conclusions and preparing mentally for the season ahead.

For many of us, this means that we lock down all of our tailgating gear so it’s ready to go every Sunday morning, afternoon, or evening – depending on the schedule that weekend.  Fortunately, our online store has just expanded its line of ZeroWater filters, perhaps the most powerful filtration products in the field today.

Here’s why ZeroWater filtration products, including water filter pitchers and filtered tumblers, need to be a part of your tailgating gear.  Continue reading →

10 Things You Should Do After Any Drinking Water Ban

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Toledo, Ohio Mayor D. Michael Collins takes a big sip, as the drinking water ban in his city is lifted, in this photo from the Daily News

In January, a spill of MCHM left the drinking water of nearly 300,000 residents in West Virginia undrinkable and unusable.

This past weekend, 400,000 residents of Toledo, Ohio experienced a similar drinking water ban, this time brought about by an algae bloom in Lake Erie that carried dangerous levels of microcystin and cyanotoxin into the water supply.

On the surface, these two drinking water bans are quite different, as West Virginia residents lived through weeks of uncertainty due to a spill of a man-made chemical, while Ohio residents – fortunately – were dealing with more of a known, natural entity.  Continue reading →