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!


DiscountFilterStore.com 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


Toxic Algae Bloom In Lake Erie As Captured By NASA
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


Toledo, Ohio Mayor D. Michael Collins After Drinking Water Ban Is Lifted
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 →

How Often Do I Need To Change My Electrolux Refrigerator Water Filter?


EW23BC85KS Electrolux Refrigerator
Glamorous photo of the EW23BC85KS Electrolux Refrigerator, featuring Counter-Depth French Doors & Wave-Touch® Controls. This refrigerator uses the EWF01 Water Filter, offered below.

[Need help finding the right Electrolux refrigerator water filter? 

Call our customer service team for help at 1-800-277-3458 or enter your filter model number, refrigerator model number or refrigerator style into our Filter Finder.] 

Electrolux is famous for offering luxury kitchen appliances, including wall ovens, microwaves, dishwashers, and of course, refrigerators.

When one brings home an Electrolux refrigerator, expected features will fall as equally onto the ‘luxury wants’ side of ledger as the ‘basic needs.’  Custom Temp Drawers and Wine Settings will exist alongside crispers and door bins. Continue reading →

Do I Need A Chloramine Filter?


Water Treatment PlantEvery few years, something new finds its way into our drinking water, causing confusion at best and justifiable panic at worst.

Fortunately, most of what we hear about is nowhere near the levels that we saw recently in West Virginia (ie a severe MCHM contamination incident from earlier this year.)  Even the recent finding of E. Coli in New York City, while horrifying and inexcusable, represents an issue that can be treated fairly easily once discovered.

In speaking to our customers, an impurity that is coming up more frequently is chloramine.  While certainly not a new disinfectant, the use of chloramine as a disinfectant of choice over chlorine is becoming more common in larger cities, including Los Angeles

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Why A Camping Filter Needs To Be In Your Gear Bag


Clean Looking Water
Just because it looks clean and tastes clean doesn’t mean it IS clean…

Just because you’ve found a source of fresh water is no guarantee that you are safe from dehydration.  This is both a critical piece of insight to take to heart before venturing into the great outdoors and a hard lesson learned for thousands of campers throughout the world.

At our online store, we specialize in filters and filtration products that make your water taste better, fresher and cleaner.  But when it comes to our selection of camping filters, the benefits go much deeper than better taste.

Quite simply, any source of untreated water in the wild is a potential home to a number of bacteria and viruses, including Cryptosporidium and Giardia. Continue reading →