What to Drink, When: How to Hydrate for Exercise


Water, Sport Drinks…Coffee? What do you drink to stay hydrated–and does it matter? We break down your best options for keeping hydrated before, during, and after exercise. 

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Before

you jump on that treadmill, tie your running shoes, or reach for that Wii controller, pour yourself a glass of water. (From the tap, of course!) But be sure to start drinking 2-3 hours before you work out! Don't wait till you get to the gym to fill your water bottle!

 

Don't like the taste of your tap water? You're not alone. In fact, it's the number one reason more exercisers drink flavored water. Continue reading →

Community : Water – For Women It’s Personal


Nearly one billion people lack access to clean water. 

Yep, you read that right. 

One billion people lack  clean water for drinking, for hygiene, for basic sanitation.

Water.org, founded by the ever adorable and all around nice guy Matt Damon, wants to do something about that. And so do we.  For all of us at Discount Filter Store, the issue of clean water is personal. 

 

Clean water is our passion, but honestly we never thought about clean water as a women's issue until we started following Water.org on Twitter. (You can find them at @Water. You can follow @DiscountFilters here). Continue reading →

Get Smart: Drink Water


Ah, May…  The weather's getting warmer, the days are getting longer, and it's almost the end of the school year.  Here at Discount Filter Store, our  kids are counting down the days until summer vacation, while we're counting out the dollars we'll spend on summer camps and childcare.

 

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But before we pull out the beach chairs and put air in the bike tires, lots of us have to get through one more thing…

Yep. That dreaded end-of-year testing.

 

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Whether you've got a third grader or a college sophomore,  you've pretty likely got testing on your mind at this time of year.

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Your Guide to Good Ice–No Zamboni Necessary


If your ice cubes are starting to smell like the Flyers' locker room, don't despair!  Before you drop your gloves, try these simple steps to better tasting, clearer ice:

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  • Use a water filter! Whether it's a pitcher filter, under-sink filter, or refrigerator filter, a fresh filter will reduce taste and odor problems. 

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  • Empty your ice bin! Ice cubes can pick up odors from the inside of the freezer and
    refrigerator–especially from open food containers. So dump that funky ice like a puck from the blue line!

 

  • For the clearest cubes, boil your filtered water before freezing it.

 

  • Don't have an ice maker?
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Community : Water – Ryan’s Well Foundation


Welcome to the first installation of "Community: Water," where each month we'll highlight a non-profit organization funding clean water projects for people all over the world.

Many of us here at Discount Filter Store have small children, so this story really touched us.

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Ryan Hreljac was a first grader when he learned that people in Africa were sick–and even dying–because they didn't have clean water to drink.

 Hefigured that $70 would be enough money to drill a well in a place like Uganda and started doing extra chores to raise the money to pay for it.

It turned out the well would cost more like $2,000 to drill — but Ryan was undaunted, and he raised close to $3,000 that year. Continue reading →

FAQ: How Do I Find the Right Filter for My Fridge?


If you have access to your current filter, your filter part number should be printed on a label on your filter. Here's a common one:  Water-filter-refrigerator-ge-smartwater-mwfSee? It's an MWF

Other examples of filter Part Numbers:

 

Don't know your filter part number? It's easy to search for your filter with your Refrigerator Part Number.

Your refrigerator model number should be printed on a label inside your fridge:

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Questions? Send us an email and we'll respond within 24 hours. Or give us a call at 1-800-277-3458.

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FAQ: Is Bottled Water Safer than Tap Water?


Not at all!

 According to a report commissioned by Switzerland-based World Wildlife Fund International, "bottled water may be no safer or healthier than tap water, while selling for up to 1,000 times the price." 

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The Government Accounting Office says that bottled water isn't any safer than tap water and could actually be more dangerous.  The Consumerist notes that "tap water is covered by the Safe Water Drinking Act, administered by the aggressive and powerful Environmental Protection Agency, while bottled water falls under the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act overseen by the powerless anything-goes industry-lovers over at the Food and Drug Administration."

 

 

National Geographic notes that bottled water is a drain on the environment:  Bottled water money

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DiscountFilterStore Real Customer Reviews : “Makes your day nicer”


Vivian contacted us when she realized the filter she ordered for her parents was the incorrect model. Initially, she wasn’t sure that we would be able to exchange the filter for the correct one. We happily explained that once we knew which filter her parents needed, she could either exchange the filter or return it.

Makes your day nicer

Over the Thanksgiving holiday, Vivian realized the filter had already been opened and we received this email:

“After all this, I just realized while beginning to pack up the filter for return, that it was opened – the cellophane/plastic wrapper was removed. So, I will not be returning this after all. Continue reading →

DiscountFilterStore Real Customer Reviews : “Without hesitation the best service”


Rick contacted us after receiving and installing a full set of filters for his RO system. He had replaced the filters before, but this was the first time he had to change the membrane. He checked all the water connections to make sure they were correct, but “when we use the water the ROM vibrates aggressively until it fills the water resorvoir.” Obviously, something was wrong with his system, but he didn’t know what it could be.

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We reviewed the installation steps and he had followed each one meticulously, but the “vibration happens everytime you draw water from the faucets that draw from this filtration system”. Continue reading →

DiscountFilterStore Savings Spotlight : Shopping Online


Save Money Shopping Online

You’ve probably heard about all the money you can save by shopping online. You may already be one of the millions of Americans who do all of their gift shopping for birthdays and Christmas on the web. One of the things I like best about online shopping is how quick and easy it is to compare prices and find the best deals. Sometimes it even makes sense to pay a little bit extra for the expedited shipping (because if you’re like me you probably waited until the last minute to buy gifts) to have your order arrive in just a coupe of days. Continue reading →