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 DiscountFilterStore.com. The sacrifice of all of those who are currently serving our country, or have served in the past, is ever-reaching. Because of this, we have made this coupon valid for any day of the year, and the years to come. We understand that this gesture cannot compare to all you’ve done, but we hope to honor and remember you on this day and the days that follow.

If you are a veteran, are currently serving in the Armed Forces, or represent a military or veteran family, we encourage you to place your order at DiscountFilterStore.com and use the coupon code ‘veteran’ to take 10% off your order.

For any questions, please feel free to contact our customer service department at 1-800-277-3458.

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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. We recommend checking your filter every 2 weeks to ensure there is no damage to your system.

It is important to know when to change your filter and to make sure you do it regularly. If you are not able to keep up with filter changes, you could end up with muddy water and it could cause a system failure. The majority of pool and spa filters last about 3 months. Some may last longer, however, since every system is unique, you’ll want to check to see what your pool or spa  requires.

A standard Cellulose  filter can last up to 2 years, but require a significant amount of maintenance. This type of filter requires you clean it every two weeks. For optimal use, you will  want to soak your filter every 2 months to kill any lingering bacteria.

hot tub filterNot cleaning your filter or changing it regularly can void the warranty on your system. How often you use your system, and the climate you live in, are both important factors in determining how often you should change your filter. Someone who  uses their pool or spa daily will need to change their filter twice as much as someone who uses it every other day. This can be due to the warm water encouraging the growth of  bacteria from body oils.

It may be a good idea to keep an extra filter on hand in the case you discover your filter needs an immediate change. Having a clean system can save you time and money. Here is a link to our pool and spa filters to make sure your system is clean and working correctly.

http://www.discountfilterstore.com/pool-and-spa-filters.html

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. When you take a hot shower, any chemicals in the water will vaporize. If you don’t filter your shower, chemicals like chlorine can cause lung damage, as it turns into a gas and is then absorbed by the skin and inhaled.

Reason 2: You’ll Feel Better

Not only can chlorine in your water cause lung damage, and in some cases lead to cancer, it can also cause depression and physical fatigue. This immune system attack can make it hard for your body to fight off bacteria that can cause diseases and allergic reactions.

Reason 3: Better Skin

Do you get dry and itchy skin after you shower? It could be due to the drying chemicals found in most tap water. A filter in your shower will neutralize the chemicals in your water creating softer skin, and allow for your skin to replenish its essential oils.

Reason 4: Great Hair

If you’ve ever spent long days at the pool, you know what chlorine can do to your hair. Dry, frizzy, and itchy scalp can stem from soaking your head in chlorinated  water. This is due to the  loss of natural oils out of your hair follicles. Before you spend more money at the salon try a shower filter to keep your hair looking great and healthy.

Reason 5: Look Younger

As much as you’ve heard that the sun can damage your skin, so too can your water, especially when you’re showering in it.  The EPA states, “Chlorine byproducts trigger the production of free radicals in the body, causing cell damage, and are highly carcinogenic”. These bacteria that live in your shower head can contribute to wrinkles and can even discolor your skin. It’s important to not only filter your shower, but to change your shower head regularly.

 

As it turns out, filtering your shower water is important your health . It’s important to keep your family free from chemicals found in shower heads and in your water. If you need help finding the right filter for your shower, visit our website or call our customer service team at 1.800.277.3458.

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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. There are many additional pollutants that aren’t required to be removed from your water. This is technically legal as long as they don’t have serious health risks, but these pollutants are not something you would want to consume. The best way to know you’re drinking great tasting, and healthy, water is to use a filter and change it regularly.

  1. Safe Water

Even with regulations on water systems, there is no guarantee you are receiving clean water. Often times water can get contaminated and you may not have time to react. Adding a filter to your water supply diminishes the possibility that you or your family would consume pollutants. If you have well water you are at even more risk of not knowing which pollutants may be found in your water. Sadly, bottled water has the same implications and has even less testing than tap water which leaves room for more chemicals and pollutants to find their way into your water.

  1. Environmentally Friendly

If you aren’t filtering your water, you are either drinking polluted water or you’re drinking water that comes encased in plastic. We know why pollutants are harmful, but bottled water wastes 3 liters of water just to make one liter (along with 17 million barrels of oil to create bottles). These bottles then end up in landfills and the ocean.

  1. Reduces Odors

Water from your sink, if not filtered properly, can smell. The fact is, your water should not smell. Water is meant to be pure and free from odors and pollutants. Treat your family and guests to water that doesn’t have a scent or color.

  1. Properly Digests Food

Pure water assists your body in digestion and helps absorb nutrients from food. Unfiltered water can cause issues with how your body absorbs food and how it removes waste. Your body may take on the absorption of more sugars and carbohydrates when faced with pollutants from your water, which can affect weight gain.

  1. Reduces risk of Disease

Certain cancers and other diseases can be brought on by consuming water containing chlorine, water parasites and other toxins. Not filtering your water is linked to rectal cancer, colon cancer, bladder cancer, and other gastrointestinal disease.

It’s very important to drink filtered water. Not only will your water taste, smell and look better, it will also help your body to look and feel better. Spending extra for bottled water isn’t always worth the cost financially, or environmentally. Check out the contaminants that are in your water. It can help you find the right filter for your home.

If you have additional questions on what filter is best for you, call our customer service department at 800.277.3458

 

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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.

These new Whirlpool Everydrop filters have triple filtration technology for better tasting water and brand new packaging. Up to 66 types of contaminants are now filtered out of your water.

The line also has new features that make it easy to find the right filter every time. You can now recognize your filter by its color, and the number system located on the filter also allows you to easily find the right filter for your fridge.

Better filtration isn’t the only thing you can count on. You now have the ability to recycle your used filter to use for roads and concrete structures. They do require that you purchase a recycling kit, but the impact your filter has on the environment may make it worth the added cost. This allows you the chance to lower your carbon footprint.

The new Whirlpool water filters have taken on a whole new kind of water filtration and we’re happy to carry them. We pride ourselves in good quality products that keep your home safe. Below is a list of the old part numbers and the new Everydrop filter replacements.

 

Old New
W10295370A Filter 1
W10413645A Filter 2
4396710 Filter 3
UKF8001 Filter 4
4396508 / 4396510 Filter 5
4396701 Filter 6
UKF7003 Filter 7
8171413 Filter 8

 

For questions or more information, please contact our customer service department at 1.800.277.3458.

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 DiscountFilterStore.com. There is no end date to this discount and we hope those who have served or are currently serving, along with their families, would take full advantage of our offering.

We know this gesture pales in comparison for all you’ve done, but we hope that you’ll not only be remembered on this day, but every day of the year.

If you are a veteran, are currently serving in the Armed Forces, or represent a military or veteran family, we encourage you to place your order at DiscountFilterStore.com and use the coupon code ‘veteran’ at checkout to take an automatic 10% off your entire order.

We want to honor Veteran’s every day of the year.

For any questions, please feel free to contact our customer service department at 1-800-277-3458.

We would love your support as well, so like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter to be the first to learn about exclusive deals and new products.

 

10% off all orders of air filterswater filters or filtration systems for veterans, current members of the military, or anyone that represents a military or veteran family. To use this discount, simply enter the coupon code ‘veteran’ when placing your order at DiscountFilterStore.com

This offer is not valid together or with any other promotional offers. 

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.

 

Where is my system located?

Wherever your heating and air conditioning resides is where you want to pull your air filter from. This is typically located in a mechanical room. Places like a closet, basement or even an attic are all places you could find your system. Filters can also be found in the ceiling or in the wall. This location is more common in 1” filters. Often, turning on the fan of your system and listening, can help you determine the location of your system.

Most in-home air filters are 1”, however if yours is not, then you have a “media” filter which is a thicker version. “Media” filters, or box filters, are around 4 to 6” in thickness and are considered whole house filters found in a cabinet-like setting.

 

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1″ Air Filter Example

What size filter should I buy?

The correct size is important for your air filter. Your filter should have a label on the frame with a given size. The make, model number or serial number are not important numbers for your filter. You can also determine the size by using a tape measure to get the exact dimensions.

Width x Height x Depth – Typically the longer measurement is taken for the height. An example would be 16 x 24 x 1. The width is 16 inches, height is 24 inches and the depth is 1 inch.

 

What is Merv and MPR?

The Merv of a filter is stated to help you determine how much bacteria and particles you want to keep out of your system. A Merv rating of 6 tells you that about half of your particles will be trapped. An 8 Merv rating traps 70 to 85 percent of particles in the air. An 11 rating or higher says that about 95 percent of your air will be cleaner exiting than it was entering the filter. MPR is also an indication of the level of filtration your filter provides. The higher the number, the more particles being filtered.

A higher merv or MPR rating is not always a better filter for your system. If a filter has too high of a rating it can mean less air flow and less recirculation. This could actually harm the air quality of your home. Verifying that you have the correct filter size and rating is very important before purchasing a filter.

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How do I install my air filter?

When installing your new filter, make sure to turn the fan off as dust can get lodged in your HVAC system. If your filter does not look dirty after 3 months, you should check that you have the correct filter and that it was installed correctly. Filters should not be loose and often arrows will be located on the frame of the filter to give the indication of the direction to install the filter. The downstream side of the filter should face the blower of your HVAC system. Most filters can only be inserted one way.

 

Need more help? Visit our Air Filters Buying Guide.

 

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.

5 Things to Check for:

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    • If your water seems to pour out in an odd manner, it means your filter is clogged and needs to be replaced or cleaned.
    • Hard water can more easily cause your filter to clog with minerals and can cause water pressure to lessen.
  • Odor
    • When your filter is working properly, there should not be an odor to your water. Water doesn’t have a scent unless there is bacteria in it.
  • Bad Taste
    • Water is meant to taste great, but if yours isn’t, likely you need to change your filter. Things like calcium and chlorine in your water as well as bacteria can create bad tasting water.
  • Water color
    • If you fill up a clear cup with water and you see sediments floating, or a white powder look, it’s time to change your filter. The water may look clear again after a minute, but the bacteria is still in your water.
  • Large Ice Chunks
    • When ice clumps together, it is often the cause of your water not being filtered properly. Unfiltered water, often from the well and sometimes even city water, can cause pollutants to clump together, creating large ice cubes.

 

Any time you move to a new home or apartment, orbeven if your business is moving, you should change the filter. It is easier to start fresh than to assume your water is getting filtered properly. Any time the temperature changes, it’s a good idea to pay attention to your water. Warm weather in the summer can cause bacteria build up. Make sure you keep a filter handy so you’re prepared to change it as soon as you sense one of the above factors.

For all your filter needs, visit discountfilterstore.com.

 

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.
  • Drink extra when you exercise. For every pound that you lose during a workout, drink an additional 16 ounces of water in order to replenish your body.
  • Carry a water bottle. Being able to quench your thirst immediately goes a long way to keeping you hydrated.
  • Hot Weather = More fluids. The more time you spend in the sun, even when you aren’t exercising, can cause your body to need more fluids, so drink more water when you’re enjoying the outdoors.
  • Pinch yourself. Maybe you’re feeling out of energy or bloated. A great test to check your hydration levels is to pinch your skin. If the skin retracts right away, you’re hydration levels are good! However, if your skin slowly returns to the normal position, DRINK some WATER!
  • Add some flavor. Maybe you’re bored with drinking plain water. You can add flavor using lemons, limes, oranges or even freezing cubes of flavor like coconut water, cucumbers, pears or watermelon.
  • Drink coffee. Even though coffee is a diuretic, it doesn’t actually dehydrate you. Plus, you can actually count it towards your daily intake of liquids! 8 ounces of coffee = 4 ounces of water.

Drinking the right amount of water can keep you healthy and less likely to develop diseases. Pay attention not only to the water you drink, but the foods you consume to make sure you’re hydrating and not dehydrating yourself. Meat like chicken and hamburgers can contain as much as 60% water and can help you toward your daily consumption of fluids.

Learn to enjoy consuming water. It not only gets easier, but it will keep your energy level up and keep your brain working for longer! When consuming water, make sure you’re getting proper filtration every time. Check out DiscountFilterStore.com for all your filtration needs.

Below is a list of other food sources you can hydrate with.

  • 1 cup chicken noodle soup = 8 oz.
  • 1 cup cooked sliced zucchini = 6 oz.
  • 1 medium apple = 6 oz.
  • 1 cup cantaloupe cubes = 5 oz.
  • 1 cup watermelon balls = 5 oz.
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes = 5 oz.
  • 1 small navel orange = 4 oz.
  • 10 medium baby carrots = 3 oz.
  • 1 cup raw broccoli florets = 2 oz.

For more information on staying hydrated, you can visit these great sites:

Fitness Magazine
Web MD
Greatist
Heart Org