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.  And finally, it’s a symbol that we’re never too busy to help walk customers like you through questions either large or small.

When congratulating Heidi yesterday, she shared that not only did she hit her 10,000 mark, but she also successfully completed 60 live online chats with our customers in under two hours!

10,000 Online Customer Chats At DiscountFilterStore.comEverything about today’s announcement makes me well up with pride, both in our team and in the loyalty of thousands of customers who trust us to be their air and water filters provider.  And, of course, to answer their questions quickly whenever an issue arises.

I thank you on behalf of everyone on our team for allowing us the opportunity to serve you, and I hope that if you do find yourself on the phone or in a live chat with Heidi, you’ll join me in extending a heartfelt congratulations!

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Are you a veteran, currently serving in the Armed Forces, or buying a gift for a veteran or soldier?  Use the discount code ‘VETERAN’ at checkout to take 5% off your entire order!

American-Made Tier1 Air Filters Are A Breath of Fresh Air!


Tier1 Air Filters - American Made[Find the air filter you need, and take 20% off, through Monday, July 7th, by using the discount code Air21 at checkout.

For help finding the air filter you need, visit our Air Filter Finder, read our Air Filters Buying Guide, or call our customer service team at 1-800-277-3458.]

Buying American can be easier said than done.  Despite our best efforts to keep money close, sometimes, we just can’t find a domestically made version of that product we most desperately need. Continue reading

Tired Of The Refrigerator Water Filters Bait & Switch?


Your Lane Should Be Shady - Not Your Water Filters Provider
Your Lane Should Be Shady…Not Your Refrigerator Water Filters Provider

[Through midnight on Monday, June 23rd, get FREE shipping on all orders – including orders containing the refrigerator water filters below – by using the code ‘June1’ at check out.]

Earlier this week, we shared information that is probably not incredibly surprising to anyone that has ever purchased refrigerator water filters online: It’s just a little bit cutthroat out there. Continue reading

Free New eBook – Air Filter Buying Guide: Find The Right Filter For Any Season or Reason


Unless you know exactly what you are looking for, buying a new air conditioner or furnace air filter can leave you feeling as though you are swimming upstream in alphabet soup.  As this Monday marked the beginning of Air Quality Awareness Week, a time set aside to learn how air quality affects our health, many of you are likely finding yourselves swimming in this soup as we speak.

Acronyms like MERV, MPR, HEPA and FPR surround you, while dozens of brands vie for your dollars and devotion.   And this all happens after you find your existing air filter, which may or may not include the sizing details and model number you need to buy a comparable replacement.

With our free new eBook, buying replacement air filters for your furnace or air conditioner will rarely – if ever – cause the types of headaches you may have forced yourself to become accustomed to.

Presented by DiscountFilterStore.com, our Air Filter Buying Guide: Find The Right Filter For Your Furnace, AC or Purifier For Any Season or Reason, includes:

  • Insight on the quality of the air we breathe, courtesy of the State of the Air Report, by the American Lung Association
  • Answers to frequently asked questions, including ‘What is a MERV rating?’ and ‘What is the difference between air filter brands?’
  • A ‘5-Point Air Filter Buying Guide Checklist,’ designed as a quick reference you can use to help make more informed and healthier air filter purchases for years to come

Eliminate the confusion, questions and headaches that can surround air filter purchases by reading our free new eBook above.

If you have any additional questions, please feel free to leave a comment below or by calling our customer service team at 1-800-277-3458.

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See How Many New Water Filters We Just Added!


Easy To Buy Air & Water Filters OnlineFor as long as we’ve been in business, our focus has been on providing you with clean drinking water and fresh indoor air for less – by offering thousands of the hard to find air filters and water filters your home needs.

Every day, this list of hard to find filters continues to grow, as new technology is developed,  new suppliers join our family or models are discontinued and/or assigned a new model number (check out our new Filter Finder for help in these situations.)

If we didn’t do everything possible to continue offering you the largest and most diverse selection of filters online, at the price and service level you deserve, we simply would not be doing our job.  This means that whether we partner with more suppliers or launch our own affordably priced filter brand, our selection will always be expanding.

Today, we are pleased to introduce you to just a few new or expanded brand offerings in our ever-growing selection.  We hope these filters help you to support the healthy home and lifestyle you deserve.  If you have any questions or need help selecting a product below, please feel free to contact our customer service team at 1-800-277-3458.

Sterilight UV Disinfection & Water Sterilizer SystemsSterilight UV Disinfection & Water Sterilizer Systems – If you depend on well water, or if you have had significant water quality issues in the past, a UV disinfection or water sterilizer system from Sterilight is definitely something you’ll want to consider.  These systems are designed to kill 99.99% of harmful bacteria, viruses and cysts – including Giardia and Cryptosporidium.  Our selection of Sterilight products includes both UV disinfection systems and the replacement lamps, parts and accessories you will need for proper installation and maintenance.  Shop our selection of Sterilight UV disinfection systems here.

Rusco Sediment FiltersRusco Sediment Filters – Spin-Down water filtration and sediment trapper systems from Rusco are built to reduce all types of sediment from your water, including sand, silt and scale.  Rusco filters come in polyester or steel, depending on the level of sediment in your water, and provide added economic value by allowing you to clean and reuse them multiple times.  Shop our selection of Rusco water filters and filtration systems here.

Pro Products Water TreatmentPro Products Water Treatment & Cleaning Products – Pro Products offers everything from the Potassium Permanganate that helps to maintain the performance of your greensand iron filter, to the water test kits trusted by service professionals and homeowners to measure water hardness, iron, pH and more.  Our expanded Pro Products selection has grown to include several of the manufacturer’s cleaning products, including rust stain remover that is as safe to use on your ceramic appliances as it is to use on any rust stained white shirts!  See our expanded selection of Pro Products here.

Trojan UVMax Water FiltrationTrojan UVMax Ultraviolet Filtration Products – Another great offering of UV disinfection and filtration products now available on our site comes from Trojan.  On our site, you’ll find everything from full systems, to the parts and accessories your existing Trojan system needs.  We even offer power supplies or controllers built for Trojan systems manufactured prior to 2008Shop our Trojan products here.

Are there any air filters, water filters or filtration systems you are having trouble finding that you would like to see on our site?  Please feel free to offer any suggestions or requests via a comment below.

You may also call our customer service team with any questions at 1-800-277-3458.

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How Often Should I Change My Shower Filter?


GXSM01HWW GE Shower Filter System
GE GXSM01HWW Shower Filter

Over the last several years, DiscountFilterStore.com customers have confidently evolved from one-time seekers of traditional air filters and water filters to masters of holistically healthy homes.  With this evolution, we’ve seen the market for shower filters absolutely explode.

Consider this: your skin is your largest organ.  Shower water – or bath water, if so inclined – is the one thing that you can definitively say will come into the most consistent contact with this organ.  If the water in your home is swimming in impurities, these contaminants will pour over your body every time you step into your shower.

Even if you pull from municipal or city water sources lower in contaminants, you will likely still be exposing the outside of your body to chlorine.  Most cities will use chlorine to sanitize the drinking water supply, in concentrations of two to four parts per million.  Short-term exposure to this level of chlorine can cause everything from dry skin and acne to split ends and premature aging, while some evidence links long term exposure to cancer and premature aging.

Shower water will also make its way to the inside of your body – whether by soaking in through your pores, being inhaled as vapors – or in the case of some, especially children and animals – accidentally swallowed.

Bottom-line, any shower faucet not equipped with a shower filter will be pouring the same level of impurities and contaminants that you work hard to keep out of the water your family drinks.

HO2-WH Sprite High Output2 Shower Filter
Sprite HO2-WH Shower Filter – 12 Month Average Lifespan

So how often should your shower filter system have its filter cartridge changed, once installed?  Pages on our site offering shower filter systems, and corresponding shower filter replacement cartridges, are equipped with information sharing how long a cartridge will last when it comes to ‘average’ use.  Average use when it comes to a shower filter is most commonly six months or 10,000 gallons of water usage – though we do offer some systems, including the popular Sprite High Output HO2 and Omnifilter SF100 pictured – that can last twelve months or more.

Unfortunately, the answer to how often you need to replace your shower filter cartridge is not quite as easy as saying ‘every six months’ or ‘every 12 months.’  The reason being is that ‘average’ use when it comes to a shower filter is better defined as ‘best case scenario’ use.

For instance, ‘average’ use typically refers to four people showering once per day in normal city water with very little in the way of impurities outside of chlorine or other chemicals used to clean the water supply.  On the other hand, if you live in a home with more significant water quality issues, including heavier amounts of sediment, hard water or limescale, your shower filter will last a considerably shorter amount of time.  The same would hold true if, instead of a family of four using city water, your home is a family of six using well water.

SF100 OmniFilter Shower-Soft Inline Shower Filter
OmniFilter SF100 Shower Filter – 12 Month Average Lifespan

So if you are one of the many living in an atypical home – or if you live in a typical home and have simply lost track of the last time you swapped out your shower filter cartridge – how can you tell when it’s time for a change?

As a general rule, you should be able to tell when it’s time to change your shower filter cartridge when your flow rate and water pressure begin to decrease dramatically.  This is a sure indication that your filter has captured nearly all of the impurities that it has been built to reduce and is unlikely to provide the benefits you deserve.  If you wait longer to swap out your cartridge after experiencing flow or pressure decreases, you will likely once again be showering in a steady stream of impurities – subjecting yourself to dry skin, split ends – and just plain unpleasant showers.

 

WSH-C125 Culligan Filtered Shower Head with Massage Feature
Culligan WSH-C125 Filtered Shower Head with Massage Feature

While rules of thumb are harder to come by when it comes to determining when to replace shower filter cartridges, our customer service team is staffed with experts – including several certified by the Water Quality Association (WQA) – that can help you determine if it’s time to change your filter cartridge – based on just a little bit of information from you regarding performance and usage.

If you have a question about installing a new shower filter system, or if you already have a system and have a question related to the installation or replacement of your cartridge, you can reach our customer service team directly at 1-800-277-3458.  We also invite you to share any of your own personal experiences with shower filters with our audience by submitting a comment below.

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Clean Drinking Water & Fresh Indoor Air For Less: Introducing Tier1 Filters


Maytag UKF8001 - Comparable Refrigerator Water Filter by Tier1

Maytag UKF8001 – Comparable Refrigerator Water Filter by Tier1

When did clean drinking water become a luxury, instead of a right?

When did fresh indoor air become something only the stuffy can truly afford?

When did a healthy home become such a burden to all but only the most privileged few?

At DiscountFilterStore.com, we are happy to start bucking this trend and put the healthy home back into reach for all, with our latest offerings: Tier1 refrigerator water filters and Tier1 air filters.

Tier1 refrigerator water filters are comparable to filters offered by original equipment manufacturers, including Maytag, Whirlpool, Samsung and LG.  They are built according to the same rigid specs to ensure you get maximum performance – or in plainer words – the cleanest tasting drinking water possible, virtually free of stated contaminants.

In regards to price, many of our more popular refrigerator water filter offerings – including the Maytag UKF8001 that fits into dozens of models by Maytag, Whirlpool, Amana, Jenn-Air, KitchenAid and Kenmore – are available from Tier1 for $5 less per filter.  Another popular offering, the LG 5231JA2006B/LT600P is available for greater than $20 less per filter.

5231JA2006B LT600P LG Refrigerator Water Filter - Comparable Replacement by Tier1

LG 5231JA2006B /LT600P Refrigerator Water Filter – Comparable Replacement by Tier1

Low price point, combined with maximum performance, even helped make it possible for us to bring some normalcy back into the lives of our West Virginia customers this week that are still recovering from a recent chemical spill and corresponding water contamination incident.  Each is being shipped a Tier1 refrigerator water filter, from DiscountFilterStore.com, free of charge.

Tier1 air filters, meanwhile, help to reduce the same type of indoor air contaminants – including dust, mold, smoke, pet dander and pollen – as more expensive offerings.   Like air filters from larger brands, Tier1 air filters are offered in 1” and 4” sizes.  Unlike air filters from major brands, Tier1 air filters are affordable for all – making it rare that you will put off swapping out an air filter until you are forced to by a thick layer of accumulated dust.

We encourage you to try Tier1 refrigerator water filters and air filters so you can see for yourself how easily clean tasting drinking water and fresh air can fit into your budget.  We are even happy to extend you 5% off on your order, by sharing a coupon code previously offered only to our Facebook followers.  Simply use the code ‘Facebook5’ when checking out.

We at DiscountFilterStore.com thank you for your continued loyalty and look forward to helping you build a healthy home for less, for years to come.

For help finding the refrigerator water filters or air filters you need, from Tier1 or any other brand that we carry, please call our customer service department at 1-800-277-3458.

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Christmas Countdown: Doulton Countertop Water Filter Systems Make Great Gifts For…


W9331001 Doulton Countertop Water Filter SystemAt DiscountFilterStore.com, we offer more than just the replacement filters that keep the clean drinking water and fresh air flowing throughout your home.  In our Christmas Countdown, we’re featuring a different gift idea every day – between now and December 16th – that will ensure you give the gift of clean drinking water to someone near and dear to you this holiday season. 

The Perfect Christmas Gift:
Doulton Countertop Water Filter System

What does it do?
Connects to and filters drinking water pouring directly from the tap, while adding a sleekly designed feature to any countertop.

How much will it cost me?
Less than $90

Who would these be good for?
Larger households with heavier water usage, those that live in or own older homes or buildings, students or first-time homeowners, military personnel or anyone else that finds themselves moving frequently.

When can I get it by?
Order before Monday, December 16th at 4pm CST to secure delivery by Christmas Eve.

Will it ship free?
Yes! All DiscountFilterStore.com orders over $35 automatically ship free!

Need help finding something else?
Call our customer service department toll free at 1-800-277-3458.

We invite you to like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter or +1 us on Google+ to be the first to learn about exclusive deals and new products.

Are you a veteran, currently serving in the Armed Forces, or are you buying a gift for a veteran or soldier?  Use the discount code ‘VETERAN’ at checkout to take 5% off your entire order!

Christmas Countdown: Culligan Handheld Filtered Shower Heads Make Great Gifts For…


Culligan Handheld Filtered Shower Head with MassageAt DiscountFilterStore.com, we offer more than just the replacement filters that keep the clean drinking water and fresh air flowing throughout your home.  In our Christmas Countdown, we’re featuring a different gift idea every day – between now and December 16th – that will ensure you give the gift of clean drinking water to someone near and dear to you this holiday season. 

The Perfect Christmas Gift:
Culligan Handheld Filtered Shower Head

What does it do?
Reduces up to 99% of bacteria, limescale, sulfur odor and chlorine which can dry out skin and damage hair.  The HSH-C135 model pictured is easy to install and features five relaxing massage settings.

How much will it cost me?
Less than $50!

Who would these be good for?
Households with children or pets, those that live in or own older homes, those with sensitive skin and anyone that simply needs to relax from time to time with a great shower!

When can I get it by?
Order before Monday, December 16th at 4pm CST to secure delivery by Christmas Eve.

Will it ship free?
Yes! All DiscountFilterStore.com orders over $35 automatically ship free!

Need help finding something else?
Call our customer service department toll free at 1-800-277-3458.

We invite you to like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter or +1 us on Google+ to be the first to learn about exclusive deals and new products.

Are you a veteran, currently serving in the Armed Forces, or are you buying a gift for a veteran or soldier?  Use the discount code ‘VETERAN’ at checkout to take 5% off your entire order!

Christmas Countdown: ZeroWater Filter Pitchers & Dispensers Make Great Gifts For…


ZeroWater ZD-010 Water PitcherAt DiscountFilterStore.com, we offer more than just the replacement filters that keep the clean drinking water and fresh air flowing throughout your home.  In our Christmas Countdown, we’re featuring a different gift idea every day – between now and December 16th – that will ensure you give the gift of clean drinking water to someone near and dear to you this holiday season. 

The Perfect Christmas Gift:
ZeroWater Filter Pitcher or ZeroWater Filter DispenserZD-018 ZeroWater Water Filter Dispenser

What do they do?
Filter nearly 100% of Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) from drinking water – including lead, mercury, aluminum and chlorine – providing reverse osmosis quality drinking water at an affordable price.

How much will they cost me?
Less than $35 for the water filter pitcher and less than $50 for the water filter dispenser.

Who would these be good for?
Anyone dwelling in an older home or building – including students and first-time homeowners, new parents or families with small children, pet owners, your favorite hosts and hostesses, and anyone else that insists upon drinking only the cleanest tasting water.

When can I get them by?
Order before Monday, December 16th at 4pm CST to secure delivery by Christmas Eve.

Will they ship free?
The ZeroWater dispenser will ship for free.  The pitcher will ship for free if you add a ZeroWater replacement water filter to your order.

Need help finding something else?
Call our customer service department toll free at 1-800-277-3458.

We invite you to like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter or +1 us on Google+ to be the first to learn about exclusive deals and new products.

Are you a veteran, currently serving in the Armed Forces, or are you buying a gift for a veteran or soldier?  Use the discount code ‘VETERAN’ at checkout to take 5% off your entire order!