How to find the best value on refrigerator filters

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You knew it was time to replace that 10 year old refrigerator so you spent the time to look around at consumer reports and picked out the perfect fridge. Now 6 months later the light comes on telling you it’s time to replace your water filter. This is the part your refrigerator research did not prepare you for…buying a new fridge filter. Many of the top refrigerator models on the market use expensive filter cartridges for the ice and water dispenser.

The good news is that these premium quality water filters also tend to remove more impurities from your water, but that doesn’t make them any less expensive. A good example would be Maytag’s UKF8001 (formerly known as the PuriClean II) which is a great filter, but one that comes with a high price tag. If your refrigerator uses a UKF8001 filter you can save money and buy a compatible filter. A compatible off brand, like the EcoAqua EFF-6007A, is one of the best ways to save money when it’s time to replace your filter.

So if you are looking for a way to get the best value out of your water filter I recommend looking around to see if there is a compatible off brand for your fridge. At DiscountFilterStore you can find compatible filters to match a wide variety of refrigerator models. In most cases these filters will remove the same contaminants from your drinking water and last just as long. The only real difference is that you get to keep a little extra money in your pocket.

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The best air filters on the market for less


Spring is here and allergies are in full swing, but did you know that a quality air filter is more effective at blocking harmful allergens? As explained in this video by Tom Kraeutler of the new Filtrete Elite air filters are the best furnace filters on the market for your home. Why suffer with seasonal allergy symptoms in the comfort of your own home when you can block 94% of large particles with the Filtrete Elite series of air filters. The Elite filters have a 2200 MPR rating and trap 40 times more microparticles than other brands.

Right now Filtrete is running a rebate program for Elite filters purchased before June 30, 2011. You can get $6 back with a mail in rebate when you purchase 3 or more air filters with an MPR of 1500 or better.

The Elite series filters are available at DiscountFilterStore and come in 7 different sizes for as low as $18 per filter when you buy a full case.

Remember to change your filter every 3 months to ensure you are getting optimal air quality. You will most likely find that your new Filtrete Elite filters capture a lot more particles giving you cleaner, healthier air at home.

How an air filter saved the day

When I moved into my new apartment everything was going great. I got a good deal on the place and had all my stuff moved in and settled. Then my roommate moved in and things got bumpy. I have known my roommate since high school and we get along just fine, but when he moved in he started to wheeze and his allergies went crazy.

Pollen in the air

Of the two of us I am usually the one who has trouble with pet allergies and the like, so we were at a loss to figure out what was causing the trouble. I wasn’t experiencing any allergy related problems at all and he was a mess. He went to his doctor to try and find out what the problem was, but was still not getting any better. When the doctor could not come up with a solution I offered to let my roommate borrow the small Filtrete air purifier that I use in my bedroom. Within a few days he was showing signs of improvement.

FAP00-RS Ultra Quiet Air Purifier

Of course as soon as I realized how simple it was to solve his allergy problem I felt foolish for not suggesting it earlier. How did a simple air filter resolve his symptoms so quickly? When we moved my roommate into the apartment we stirred up a lot of dust and other allergens. By placing a single room air purifier in his bedroom we were able to filter out the allergens in the air that were causing him to wheeze.

Spring is a wonderful time of the year, but many people who suffer from allergy related symptoms know that it is also a very bad time of the year for allergies. This article at webmd offers some helpful tips to help you fight Spring allergies. Remember to change the filter in your AC unit and vents to help reduce the number of allergens floating around inside your home. Not all air filters are created equal! Cheaper furnace and air filters do not remove as many particles from the air. Air filters are rated with a Microparticle Performance Rating (or MPR). The higher the MPR on an air filter the more allergens and odor particles it can remove from the air. Currently the best air filters you can get for your home are the Filtrete Elite 2200 MPR air filters.

Spend less, get more

Okay, let’s face it, water filters are not cheap. For what you are paying for it’s definitely worth it, but the initial cost still feels high. You work hard for your money, buy a nice new refrigerator and 6 months later it’s time to replace the water filter. So you go back to the store that sold you the refrigerator and they want another $40 or $50 dollars plus tax for each filter! So I thought it might help to talk a bit about how you can save money buying filters online at DiscountFilterStore.

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If you are like me then you were probably raised to believe that if something sounds too good to be true then it probably is, but that was before online stores like DiscountFilterStore. Unlike Lowes or Home Depot we don’t have to pay a high overhead cost to maintain a large brick and mortar store. The savings that we get from keeping a low operating cost can be passed on to you as a customer. This means that we can sell genuine OEM filters to you for a lot less. For example, the UKF8001 refrigerator water filter sells at a retail price of $39.99 plus tax at the store. If you buy the UKF8001 at DiscountFilterStore you will save $10 off the regular retail price.

Buying online is a great way to get the filters that you need without spending a lot of money. We love saving you money and we carry a full line of air and water filters for use in your home or business. Spend less and get more at DiscountFilterStore

Filter How-To Videos

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How to change a Push Button water filter

How to change a Maytag UKF8001 water filter

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A helpful how-to-guide for changing the Samsung DA29-00003G filter can be found, here

How to change an LG water filter

How to attach/detach a water line with a John Guest fitting

A great 3M video on installing an under sink water filtration system

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How to change a GE GSWF water filter