Healthy Home Tips

Green House. Abstract environmental backgroundsWe all strive to create a healthy home, but what does that really mean? A healthy home starts with the particles, nutrients and contaminants  that your body absorbs through your air and water. There are many changes you can make to create a healthy home, but we have a few we deem high on the list.

Use Less Plastic

  • Not all plastics are bad, but some plastics can leach chemicals into your water. Due to low regulations on bottled water, filtered water from the refrigerator or sink is actually better for you than bottled water. Not only will your home be healthy, you will lower your carbon footprint!
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Bottled Water Vs. Filtered Water

You may invest in bottled water thinking you’ll have cleaner, better tasting water. However, bottled water often comes from a natural spring and doesn’t always have a  filtration system or testing. Filtering your water from your faucet not only reduces the bacteria levels in your water, it also lowers the amount of plastic bottles in landfills. A recent study from February of 2015 shows that we dump about 8.8 million metric tons of plastic waste into the ocean annually.

Aside from the amount of plastic we dump in the ocean, Bottling companies can cause harm to the environment by  taking large amounts of water from a natural source. Continue reading →

Charity Water Initiative

Charity WaterIn January, we announced that we have donated 100,000,000 gallons of clean water to people around the world. This goal could not have been accomplished without our customers. Whenever a Tier 1 product is purchased, part of the revenue is used to  help provide clean drinking water to those in need through an on-going project with Charity Water.

Our company ventured into the filter business with a dream to provide clean water to everyone in the world. We still reach for this dream and in order to make it happen, we need your help. We are excited to see the impact of the clean water we can provide to people around the world. Continue reading →

When to Change Your Pool/Spa/Hot Tub Filter

poolsideRemembering to change your pool or hot tub filter is not easy.. Each filter is unique to the system, which can make it difficult to determine when to change the filter. However, changing your filter can make a significant difference for the health of both your system and those enjoying the system.

When determining to change your filters the first step is to look at your owner’s manual. Some filters need to be thrown away after use while other filters are able to be reused.

If you don’t have the owner’s manual, check the filter you are currently using in your system. Continue reading →

City Water Treatment

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The United States has one of the cleanest water supplies in the world. U.S. municipal water treatment facilities go to great lengths to remove dirt, sand, sediment and harmful diseases from our drinking water. The four-stage process of filtration involves passing water through filters, allowing water to sit while particles settle to the bottom, and adding chemicals to disinfect and neutralize harmful parasites, bacteria, and viruses.

When water is pumped from a treatment facility it is free from harmful diseases and sediments, but its journey through pipes and into our homes can add some of the same contaminants the treatment facilities have tried so hard to remove. Continue reading →

Why Do I Need A Shower Filter?


iStock_000008992217_FullWe don’t often think that the water coming from  our shower may be harmful. We trust that our water  will make us clean and healthy. The  reality is, there are many harmful contaminants that can accompany the water coming out of your shower head. This makes it important to filter the water in your shower. Here are five reasons for why it may be  necessary to invest in a shower filter.

Reason 1: Healthy Body

Studies suggest that the link between chlorinated water and cancer could in fact be a result of  chlorine on you skin and hair rather than ingesting chlorinated water. Continue reading →

7 Reasons to Drink Filtered Water

iStock_000011363187_FullWater is the most valuable resource we have and is essential to our health. Considering that statement, we must question the source of our water. There are a million reasons to drink water, but we believe filtering your water is the best way to consume your daily water.

  1. Money Saving

On average it costs about $0.10 per gallon to filter your own water. Bottled water costs about $9.60 per gallon on average. Filtering your own water saves you $9.50 per gallon of water you consume. Consider trying out a filter, you’d be surprised how much money you’ll have left over.

  1. Better water

Yes, there are state and federal regulations on municipal tap water, however not all pollutants are removed from the water. Continue reading →

New Whirlpool Filters

everydrop finalEverydrop is the new line for Whirlpool water filters developed by the manufacturer. Often times a manufacturer will discontinue a product and replace it with a new one. In this case, eight of the Whirlpool filters have been discontinued and replaced with a different option that creates better filtration.

You may being using a Whirlpool filter currently that is now considered “discontinued”. We wanted to make you aware of this change for when you need to replace your filter. This change does not mean there is anything currently wrong with your filter, but that when you purchase next time, you’ll want to find the new part number. Continue reading →

To Our Veterans

woman soldierIt’s Veteran’s Day and there’s more than one reason to celebrate this holiday all year long. We think the service of our veteran’s is too important to last just one day and so, as a small way to say thank you, we are reminding you that every day of the year, we offer a discount to the soldiers of today and yesterday for all their dedication and bravery. We can’t thank you enough.

It is our honor to recognize your service and in our efforts we hope that you would choose to take this discount on all your orders purchased through Continue reading →

Why Do I Need a Humidifier Filter?

hmfAs the weather changes and the air gets colder, you might notice things beginning to dry up in your home. Along with dry air often comes dry and cracked skin, chapped lips, and even a flakey scalp. We know dry weather this doesn’t provide a healthy or happy home and so we encourage you to consider investing in a humidifier.

What does a humidifier do?

As you may have guessed, a humidifier does the exact opposite of a dehumidifier. Where a dehumidifier takes moisture out of the air, a humidifier adds moisture during the dry months to help your home feel cozy. Continue reading →

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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The Difference of Aftermarket & OEM Products

Tier1 FridgeWhat is an aftermarket?

An aftermarket product is a secondary market that is differentiated by its manufacturer. Essentially, an aftermarket is a product made by someone other than the original manufacturer. The rationale behind an aftermarket product is that most people don’t want to pay full price for an item that they could get for half the price.

What is an OEM?

OEM stands for Original Equipment Manufacturer. This means the product was the original model designed. In terms of an OEM fridge filter, they are the filter that your manufacturer provides with your fridge. You can buy the OEM when you need to replace your filter, however, you’ll often be paying double the price for an OEM filter than you would for the aftermarket. Continue reading →

Memorial Day Offer

Veteran's OfferMemorial Day is a time to recognize the lives of those who have died while serving our country in the armed forces. This holiday only lasts for a fraction of our year, but we should never stop being thankful and respectful to the men and women who have given their lives to the American people. As a business, we want to recognize the soldiers of today and yesterday by offering them a discount for their dedication and bravery. We are honored by your service.

We cannot thank you enough for all that you have done, and we hope that you redeem this coupon with any purchase you make through Continue reading →