This week and weekend finds us about half-way through the NFL pre-season, a time many fervently anticipate since the final downs of the previous season, and many more fervently anticipate ending – so we can get to the actual season, already.
Just as everyone from the players to the coaches to the vendors will use the pre-season to get their schemes and plans in line, you can use this time to ensure that you can more effectively stay hydrated all season long.
Here are five ways to pre-hydrate during the NFL pre-season:
1. Order & Change Your Fridge Filter
When the season finally kicks off, you don’t want to be stuck serving yourself less than perfect tasting drinking water from your fridge dispenser. Read More
Some of you may be lured into the big box stores this weekend in the hopes of landing some unbelievable doorbuster deals. Others may be stuck going to the big box stores this weekend, whether you want to or not, because you’ve neglected to stock up on those one or two items you need to get you through the next holiday wave.
What most of you will have in common is that you will wish you could put the stress of Black Friday behind you, once and for all. At FridgeFilters.com, we may be able to help.
Today, through Black Friday and Cyber Monday, we’re offering the same types of doorbuster deals that shoppers line up days in advance for. Read More
Do you have a GE fridge? You might even have a Kenmore fridge made by GE (more on that later). GEs are some of the oldest and most popular refrigerators in America. The filters made by GE are just as great as the fridges. They filter well and most of the time, they maintain the flow rate for the 6 month life of the filter.
Over the years, the filters have undergone many changes to improve and serve the customers better. Several years ago, GE replaced the metal canister filter MXRC with the MWF. Here are some helpful tips if you have a fridge that has an MXRC. Read More
By Megan Vick
With constant development all
over our country, there has been an increase in contact between humans and wild
animals (mostly bobcats and some coyotes). Now, it seems bobcats are moving
into highly populated areas like Denver, Colorado and Los Angeles, California. Or,
perhaps, humans are moving into their territory. This new type of “co-habitation”
can have harmful effects on our health.
It seems the bobcat is the newest
species to get up close and personal with humans. Some people report a mother
bobcat raising kittens in their backyard, while others see them in the tree
tops hunting. Read More
By Megan Vick
By now, most of the East Coast is battening down the hatches
for the slow, sprawling storm, Sandy. While many people know to have plenty of
batteries, food, and water, there are a few more things to know.
1. If you’re hunkering down for a storm, make sure you know
your nearest shelter. Your town or county should have this information
available on its website. You can also check out the Red Cross for shelters in
2. Keep your gas tank at least half-full and be sure to have
cash on hand. If the power goes out, gas pumps and ATMs won’t work. Read More
By Megan Vick
Just like brewing your morning coffee with filtered water
makes a difference in its taste, cooking with filtered water improves the taste
of your meals!
Any foodie will be able to give you an in depth analysis of
the textures, colors, flavors, palatability, and even gastronomical variety of
a given dish, but at the heart of any meal lies the water in which everything is
cooked. Filters provide a simple and economical solution to remove many common
contaminants from your water. A faucet filter will provide your whole family
with ready-to-use filtered water for cooking.
Did you know many heavy metals and VOCs in water increase in
concentration when boiled? Read More
Even though the name says Fridge Filters, we love all types
of filters! We get so many questions on a day-to-day basis about air filters,
especially this time of year; we just couldn’t help compiling another great FAQ
list for you!
1. Why Do I Need an
You need an air filter to help keep icky stuff out of your
indoor air. Numerous studies have shown many homes to have air quality that is
up to 5 times worse than outdoor air quality. The air circulating throughout
your home has pollutants from outside, like smog, pollen, smoke, and car
pollution. Read More
Not too long ago, in a galaxy far, far, away… Wait, wrong
Not too long ago, we heard about a café in New York’s East
Village selling tap water for $2.50 per bottle.
When it comes to water quality, there seem to be two schools of
thought. The first school of thought is
that water should be municipally treated with certain processes and chemicals
to remove bad things and add good things.
The second school of thought is that water should be 100% pure and have
no minerals, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, or anything else in there other than
H2O. There is also a good mix of people
who fall in the middle of these two schools of thought. The folks at Molecule want
water better than what the city is offering, and now they are offering it to
you. Read More
When it comes to chemical exposure, children aren't just miniature adults. Their developing bodies are especially vulnerable to toxic harm. Common water contaminants can cause a range of diseases in children, including cancer, learning disorders, and gastrointestinal illnesses.
Children are particularly sensitive to:
A number of harmful bacteria, viruses and parasites can enter the drinking water supply from human sewage, animal feces (from both wild and farm animals) or rivers, lakes and streams. Water-borne illnesses include hepatitis (A, B, or C), giardiasis, and Legionnaire’s disease. Pathogens can cause higher miscarriage rates among pregnant women and also affect those with lowered immune systems, such as children. Read More
By Megan Vick
After reading Filters 101, you understand the basics about filters, right? Or, maybe you've thought of more questions to ask! Here are some more answers to those questions.
How many filters are there?
There are dozens, maybe hundreds of filters available. There are so many filters on the market today, but only a few will fit your refrigerator or filter system. Even though the local hardware store may have an aisle devoted to filters, you can rest assured you only have a few to choose from.
Are there ways to tell when to change filters?
If you have a refrigerator with a filter, most have an indicator light on the dispenser. This light is usually on a timer and estimates the amount of life you have left in your filter. The indicator light is not connected to the filter at all. Since there are so many different levels of water quality throughout the country, the manufacturer of the refrigerator and of the filter will have recommended guidlines about when to replace your filter. Once you've changed the filter, you can reset the light timer for another 6 months.
PRO TIP: Try to coordinate your filter change around Daylight Saving Time. When you change your clocks, you change your filter. Easy, right? Read More