You can almost feel it now. The warm indoor air generated by the combined breath of your holiday guests. Odds are either you or one of your guests suffers from an all-too-common dust or dirt allergy that only gets exasperated in this type of setting. And if your air quality begins to become noticeable, you are almost certain to hear about it.
Regardless of the challenges inherent with having so many people in your home over the holidays, or dealing with seemingly never-ending seasonal allergies, a good host will do everything possible to provide a good experience. Ensuring your home has good air quality, by ensuring your air filters are clean and up to date, is one step you can take to achieve this goal. Read More
There is a lot that you can predict over the holidays.
Your home will be full of guests.
Your fridge, pantry and water supply will all be raided by family and friends alike.
Your time will dash madly to the very last minute as you gather the holiday gifts and products you need – including refrigerator water filters, of course – to make the season a one-of-a-kind experience.
Unfortunately, not all holiday predictions result in a positive outcome. For instance, if you order the holiday gifts and products you need just one day too late, you can predict that there will be some unhappiness around your tree or your table. Read More
[On Veterans Day last year, we launched the promotion below, offering 10% off for all veterans, current military and veteran families – all day, every day.
With this week dedicated to celebrating our Independence, we thought it an ideal time to remind you of this program, and encourage you to use it if you are a veteran or currently enlisted, or share it with someone you know.
FridgeFilters.com thanks you for your service!]
You may notice that our post today sharing a veteran’s discount is unusual in that it is coming one day after we all celebrated Veterans Day. A favorite holiday at FridgeFilters.com, Veterans Day is that one day per year where we honor the men and women courageously and selflessly serve our country. 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
Between four and six months, you will undoubtedly notice a change in the flavor, odor and quality of the drinking water and ice you serve from your refrigerator. For some, it may just be a little bit of a chlorine ting in the back of your throat. For others, it may be a sulfurish odor or slight discoloration.
While the symptoms may vary, the cause is nearly always the same – a refrigerator water filter that has lived past its lifespan. Anyone that has gone just a bit too long between water filter changes knows exactly what we are talking about. Read More
Two students at Penn State’s School of International Affairs developed a low-cost water filtration system which can be used in many parts of Africa. Kory Hansen and Jin Ju Kim are part of the school’s Humanitarian Engineering and Social Entrepreneurship (HESE) program. Their challenge was to use no more than 2 people and no more than $200 in just 2 days to create a water filter based on resources available in Africa.
When the students tested the filters on campus, it removed 99.9% of bacteria and would drastically help a communty’s water burden if the system could be recreated in Africa. Read More
You've probably been hearing more and more about the growing concern for the global water crisis. Frequently, countries like India, China, and many African nations are mentioned when discussing the need for clean drinking water. Many people don't realize that the water crisis also hits us at home and our neighbor, Canada.
Climate change and population explosion are just two factors in the global water crisis. Nearly 800 million people worldwide don't have access to clean drinking water and another 2.5 billion are without sanitation. It's expected by the year 2030, the worldwide demand for water will outweigh supply by 40%. Read More
Even though Christmas, Hannukah, Kwanzaa, and New Years were a short time ago, spring is quietly sneaking up on us. Whether you're ready or not, it will be time to beautify your lawn and yard in just a short time. When you're planting this year, take time to plant water-conserving species to help you save water.
As more and more states are affected by droughts each year, many cities and towns impose water restrictions on its residents. Because water used for irrigation is good enough to be drinking water in many areas, we are only contributing to the clean water crisis. Read More
When you visit your dentist, it's highly likely he knows if your water is fluoridated. Since America began fluoridating many municipal water supplies, dentists claim to see healthier teeth in their patients. In communities where water is not fluoridated, dentists can quickly pick out a non-native because these patients tend to have fewer fillings and less tooth decay.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has deemed fluoridation to be one of the top 10 greatest public health acheivments of the 20th Century. The EPA also has allowably safe levels of fluoride in the water to minmize the risk of fluoridosis. Read More
Recently, North Carolina approved the bill to allow fracking (or hydraulic fracturing). In 2013, members of North Carolina's Mining and Energy Commission (NCMEC) are developing regulations for drilling. Drilling could begin as early as 2014.
NCMEC's chairman, Jim Womack, believes North Carolina will require "stringent disclosure laws." Many critics of fracking have shown that natural gas drilling causes earthquakes and water contamination. If North Carolina can obtain full disclosure of all chemicals used in fracking, including the "proprietary" chemicals, it would be a first nation wide.
In some situations, environmental regulators may know what chemicals are used in fracking, but there is a question as to allow emergency first responders and medical personnel know the types of chemicals used. Read More